What matters now? What is it time for? What do you want to pay more attention to?
A manifesto is a statement of intention. It is a set of promises to ourselves.
When we are going through periods of change in our lives, as in menopause, it can be really helpful to know what matters most.
Menopause can stop us in our tracks and make us reconsider what matters most.
The practice of having a manifesto, and reflecting on it from time to time, can be very grounding. It can bring us back “home” to what is really important to us, especially during those times when life feels out of control.
Here’s a manifesto that I wrote a few years ago.
- Be kinder to myself
- Give myself time and reflection
- Tap into my inner wisdom
- Know who I am and be me
- Explore and find my path
- Have a vision that inspires me
- Discover my passion and purpose
- Be present in my life
- Know what matters and live it boldly
- Cultivate my health and energy
- Invite laughter, love, and joy
- Make a difference
- Be present to those I love
- Take in the joy that’s in my life
- Let my life shine
The questions that I asked myself in order to create the manifesto were:
- What do I want to pay more attention to?
- What matters now?
- What is it time for?
I offer it to you as a starting place if you would like to write your own manifesto, and use it to guide you in your life. (I would make it a little shorter if I did it over again, so don’t think length is part of the goal!)
What’s in your manifesto? Set aside time to create the one that reflects what really matters to you.