Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’re having a fun and restful holiday break. I’ve been enjoying the time off by taking long walks, binge-watching favorite shows, and reading (finally) for pleasure. I had a decent 2021, releasing a new novel and selling my first nonfiction book. So I can’t complain.
But there are a few new year changes I’d like to make in 2022. So I wrote this manifesto inspired by self-help guide Gretchen Rubin. She’s an ace at collecting good ideas to improve her life. And has written more than one manifesto to clarify her thinking about various topics.
Anyway, my manifesto, kind of like Gretchen’s, is nothing too complicated and or ambitious. I really believe that the more we lower the bar for our goals, the more likely we are to achieve them. Experts tend to agree. And as you can see in this image of my journal, these are everyday activities I’d like to make a bigger part of my life or change in response to how I’ve been approaching them. I confess I do have a more private list that’s more specific and unique to me. But it would bore everyone. It’s not particularly useful.
Regardless, I hope you share with me some of the changes you’d like to make in your own life. And enjoy the last days of your winter break!