Many people will be dusting off their old box of New Year’s Resolutions from 2018 today, acknowledging how unsuccessful or successful they were and planning some new ones for 2019. The trouble with New Year’s Resolutions is that they are often incredibly virtuous, a bit unpleasant, and too hard to keep up year-round. So to help you make your 2019 a little bit more fun, I’ve created a few videos to help you be your own coach and cheerleader. And you can do it in less than an hour a week – by playing with lego (or a similar brick-related toy product).
Play Along: the Skills Build
Part 2 – Using bricks as metaphors
Once you have completed the skills build, you are ready to move onto the self-coaching part of the process. This involves a repeatable 30 minute activity.
Self-coaching with LEGO Serious Play materials
Commit to regular play
Advice for self-coaching
Coaching yourself is much more difficult than being coached by someone else, but it can still pay off! You simply need to ensure you commit to regular sessions, and promise yourself to be honest.
Basic Coaching Questions
WHAT and WHY and WHAT. Getting great results is often about asking great questions. These question words help orient you towards a goal, understanding your current situation and considering your path towards change. What do I want to change? Why is it a problem? What can I do to make a difference? Finally, HOW will help you focus on your actions towards change.
To model your current satisfaction, fill out the Life Satisfaction Wheel
The most important way to keep yourself motivated and bring about the change you aim for is by keeping track – but it doesn’t matter how you do it. You can keep a diary or bullet journal, build it using a LEGO diagram or calendar chart, or make a vlog. Just make sure you give yourself 15 or 20 minutes every fortnight to reflect and review your progress – and be playful!
Let’s make 2019 a year of serious fun. Play along!
The titles of the videos aren’t showing as links for me… sounds like a great resource to check out though!
Thanks Ell! I had accidentally published the wrong version of the posts without the links, but these should all be available now. Just in case though, you can find all the current videos on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7e7SMCtmCE&list=PL-8t8z7m10PvtfC4ZpDDJpJO76v4Z__Xe – More to come!