The Benefits of a Credo or Manifesto: What makes a credo so valuable is the fact that it is a constant source of inspiration to you. Reinforcing your values on a daily basis is hugely beneficial in all aspects of your life.
Credo's are ways you can talk with yourself about the actions you take in life. When times are rough your credo can be a great source of comfort. When times are rough you will already know How you want to deal with them.
With a credo or manifesto, it's like you always have access to a calmer, more rational you that already knows how to deal with what you want done.
How to Write a Manifesto: There is really no right or wrong way to write a manifesto or credo; how you choose to write it is completely up to you. You may choose to write it in outline form or write whole paragraphs to whole pages. Really the choice is yours.
Here are a few suggestions for topics on your principles
1)Pick Topics which are your principles. Some suggestions for Topics are: How will I react to anger from others? How do I treat animals? What are my political views. How do I treat my friends. What type of friends do I have. How do I treat Men Women and Children/Partners/Relationships? ? When life is rough - what will I do? What is my work ethic? What type of work do I wont to do?
Lay your cards on the table here - this information is here to help and serve you in good times and in the harder times of life.
When writing your manifesto use language that is always in the positive. Avoiding words like, no, not and never.
Here are some examples:
I am calm and in control of my emotions when confronted with anger.
I treat my friends with respect.
My friends treat me with respect.
My body is a temple and I will treat it as such.
I see my life filled with kind, respectful people.
I care for animals,
I am honest with myself.
I happily care for animals that I choose to have in my life. I will learn how to properly take care of any animal I have living in my life. I choose to donate on a yearly basis to animals care facilities.
When confronted with anger from other people in my life I will react with calm and clear thoughts. Knowing most times it is best to walk away, whether on a physical or emotional level.
I enjoy friends that support me in life even if we do not always agree.
I am always honest and caring. Our relationship is filled with fun, caring life experiences.
I speak my personal truth with love and compassion.
How to use your credo/manifesto
Writing it down is an important aspect for the short term and the long term of life. I encourage you to use pen and paper. Find a journal you like or something as simple as a spiral bound notebook. By writing your thoughts down with pen and paper it helps take the intangible to the tangible in life. You will always have something to look at.
Many people now like to write and store information on their computers, if you prefer to have your credo in an electronic format ensure it is easily accessible. No matter what format you choose keep your credo organized and accessible.
Read them on a regular basis. Many people choose to read them on a daily basis.
Add to them when you feel the time is right.
Combine reading your credo with a power stance.
Live your life to its fullest by writing out your guidelines for life. Whatever you call it live your life with your credo or manifesto !
I'd love to hear about your manifesto :)