Start. Stop. Continue. An exercise to help you reflect on the lockdown experience.

I’ve seen a lot of people commenting on what they will miss as we re-enter something of an ‘out of home working life’ again.

Strangely, this lockdown experience that was forced upon us is now creating almost a grieving stage for what we have discovered and might not enjoy again in the same way (no commuting, increased family time, more time for home cooking). But people are also reflecting on what they are highly anticipating (no more homeschooling being top of my list).

To help understand how you feel about this transition try this exercise to reflect on what you would start, stop and continue thanks to the lockdown experience. 

You can run this exercise against your whole self, your professional self, your family life and even on what you think you perceive your partner and family members have taken from the experience so far.

This exercise can show you how your passions or perceived passions have changed (which might also explain why you never got round to fulfilling some of those ‘passions’ during this time!).

If this resonates with you and you’d like to explore more, take a listen to episode 3 of You Are Not A Frog “Your passions may not be what you think they are” for some surprising truths about where we find passion.


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