Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to employees of the Dallas Zoo. What a great group of people. You could tell that they not only cared for the animals, but they also seemed to have fun together as an organization. We don’t typically think of the Zoo as being a stressful place. We take our families there to have fun. But for the workers who have to take care of the world’s largest, most fierce animals (I’m speaking of the human guests who invade the park!), and have to take care of the real animals, you can see how that job might be a little stressful. A lot of work goes in to making a great zoo, and most of us take it all for granted when we visit.
I tried to encourage the folks at the Dallas Zoo to relax, refocus, and restart as they handle stress in their personal lives and at work. That’s a great word for the rest of us wild creatures. Sometimes it’s a jungle out there, and we need to take the time to chill out.
So learn a lesson from the zoo. It’s good to stop being a roadrunner and take a few moments to bask in the sun with the sloths.