#1 Play. Find something - anything - that strikes your interest and engage in it. It could be a candy wrapper, a laser beam, a stink bug, or a shopping bag. Play with it until you (a) find something more interesting or (b) need to rest.
#2 Rest. With the same abandon you attend to daily play, take time to sleep. Wherever. Little cat naps are food for your soul.
#3 Groom. Clean your own tail. Make self-care an essential part of your well-being. And purr while you're at it.
#4 Stretch. My cat has a stretching routine far advanced from Ashtanga. He reaches and leaps without hesitation, being present only in the moment.
#5 Make your own rules. Have you ever told your cat to get off the counter only to find him there again a minute later? Be more like that: When thrown off, climb up again, and again, and again.
#6 Be curious. About everything. A sense of curiosity - even regarding the most mundane - can make life an adventure. Taste it!
#7 Eat when hungry and leave some for later. I often find myself more like my dog. I eat until the plate is empty. Then I also finish the leftovers on my kids' plate. I think the key to improving #1 through #6 is to keep your tummy only half full. It's about mindfully figuring out the point of satisfaction and then ... purr.