So, is 2020 really over? Does that mean anything??
It's been a strange difficult year for lot's of people and we are hoping all of you are as safe, secure and happy as possible. Being stuck at home and forced to spend most of 2020 on our coaches probably wasn't to most torturous way to pass the year, especially not for those of us with sloth-like tendencies, but here is hoping to a fabulous New Year!
Sloth New Year's Resolutions for 2020
Here are some humorous and hopefully heartening ideas for ways to improve yourself going into 2021:
A sloth really doesn't need to get more green in it's diet—that's pretty much all they eat! But while our slothy behavior probably led to us gaining some weight this year, sloths have very little body fat due to their diet. So, we should probably take a leaf from their book. (Sloth puns!)
I bet you love to sleep, but I also would wager that you don't get enough of sleep each night. Sloths sleep up to 18 hours a day! If they can do that, you can certainly try to hit 7 or 8 a night.
Sloths actually are not very social creatures, really only interacting with their mates (and not much at that) and their offspring. But as much as we all might identify with the lazy anti-social sloths, we are human beings who need our friend and family. And if you need anyone to talk to, please send us a message through social media (Facebook or Instagram).
While we still need to keep safe, try to find a way to spend time with the special people in your life, even if it's just a video chat.
And if you are curious about sloth's social habits, check out this article about sloth mating and baby sloths:
Sloth's green fur is due to the photosynthesis taking place in the algae that grow on their fur. That same algae is thought to bring multiple benefits to sloths (if you are curious, we wrote an article about this: Why Are Sloths Green?).
So, we know that sunlight is beneficial to sloths. And for humans? Well, it gives us vitamin D, which is an essential nutrient. So, after so many months indoors, make sure that getting outside is a part of your routine in 2021! (Just don't forget the sunscreen!)
Some species of sloths are able to turn their heads completely around, giving them a chance to see everything that is going on in the rainforest so they can avoid dangers and find food or mates. While you cannot pull off this physical feat, we hope 2020 has given you a chance to grow and see things from a wiser perspective moving forward.
Happy New Year to everyone! Remember there are sloths in a rainforest that one day you can go visit! 2021 is going to be way better!