Your Compass for Happy Holidays & New Year
Please print & help test family-oriented prototypes while co-designing a great holiday & new year with your family!
These are very rapid, early prototypes, so please tell me what you use and how it goes! (firstname.lastname@example.org, @ElaBenUr).
All these are based on the same 5 powerful questions asked by many different creative people and practices I've had the privilege to know.
Here's our family's experience so far (which inspired many of the updates to the tools below :)!
Playing Games around the table (and they make lovely centerpieces!)
Explore everyday challenges with just the "Compass Questions" cube, or use the "Feelings Cube" and "our 10+ Power Tools" cubes for more fun—and depth. The "Feelings Cube" will give you lots of ideas for topics!
Instructions are included—or make up and share your own game!
I'll play with cards, spinners, or other ideas after learning from this!
idea credit: Valeria Rodriguez
Reflections & Resolutions
Here's a little space to to reflACT on 2017 and set those 2018 New Year's Resolutions! And, to work through challenges that come up next year. If you collect the sheets you use, you’ll have an atlas of your life!
These sheets all have the same five questions—people have found very different styles feel right depending on who they are and where they are.
Audrey O'Claire piloted the compass-based New Year's Resolutions with her family last year!
And to all, a good night
Bookmark your or your child's book with a little reflection practice to wind down your mind.
Two versions, with the questions in a list or in a compass, both with feelings on the back.
Bookmark PDF updated 12/29!
Ready for any little stuckness that might (um, will) happen!
Have "unsticking" questions anywhere you get stuck (which is...anywhere!). Set one on your table, keep it in your wallet, whatever!
Two versions to choose from (two sides of one shown here).
Original idea: Tim Hall
Decoration that's inpsiration
Turn any window, mirror, or board into a place to get inspired or work through challenges. Each part of the compass—people, ideas, observations—has its own shape. Cut them apart and put them up.