The New New Year's Resolution: A DIY 2012 Manifesto

The New New Year's Resolution: A DIY 2012 Manifesto

Jackie Ashton
Jan 3, 2012

Over the last few years, I haven't been very big on resolutions. It's not that I'm not an advocate of self-improvement — I think we all have room to grow, learn, and expand with each passing year. But rather than focusing on what I "need" to do better or faster (or to some other degree of perfection) I'd prefer to focus on what makes me happy.

I love this idea of a 2012 manifesto from Creating Clever, which I came across on Pinterest. It would be easy to create your own, highlighting in large text the things in your life that you would like to add to the "I'll Take a Lot More, Please!" column. What do you want more of in your life? What reminders do you need to get there?

I'm excited to try this for myself, and I've been brainstorming the phrases and words that I will use. Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places, such as a cardboard box carrying your piping hot Margherita pizza. In the center of my 2012 manifesto, I will put a phrase that I saw last night, and many nights before it, in large white and red letters on a pizza delivery box. It's a reminder that I love, and one that quickly prompts me to savor the sublime in daily life: Enjoy Your Delicious Moments.

May your 2012 be full of delicious moments!

Image: Creating Clever via Pinterest

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