Earlier this week I got a newsletter from Christine Carter about her newly released book The Sweet Spot and she shared The Sweet Spot Manifesto she compiled while writing the book. I love this!
Life might be short, or it might be long. Either way, better to enjoy it.
If you are tired, rest.
If you can’t solve a problem, take a walk.
If you feel overwhelmed, stop checking your phone.
Forgive yourself, again.
Focus on the journey, not the achievement.
More is not necessarily better.
Learn to apologize.
Repair your mistakes.
Let yourself feel what you feel.
Smile at the barista.
Chat with folks on the train.
Chase meaning, not happiness.
Look for opportunities to show compassion and generosity.
Develop good habits; you won’t need so much willpower that way.
Consider that your worry isn’t legitimate.
Say no strategically.
Say yes with abandon.
Accept that you’re divergent. Go with it.
Embrace the better-than-nothing plan.
Remember when you’ve been brave before.
Understand that happiness is only the cart; love is the horse.
You can apparently turn SHIPPING CONTAINERS into houses. Is anybody else imagining an awesome sauce writer’s pad?
And I am in love with the music from this little Pixar short (the story is adorable too!).