Here are 3 Dragons activities that you can easily do at home focused on goal setting, gratitude, & connection.
We are sharing some of our resources to keep positive! Dragons programs focus on creating meaningful connections to self, place, and the planet. Though our mission generally happens abroad, the work we do can definitely translate to life at home.
We’re all about silver linings, taking things in stride, and trying to learn from whatever life throws at us. Hopefully, these activities offer some inspiration, perspective & laughs during these challenging times.
3 Dragons Activities for YOU!
Gratitude Personal Reflection
Grab a notebook and pen. Take 5-10 minutes to free-write a list of all the things you are grateful for. Do your best to fill at least one page. Once you have completed your list, take some time to consider:
- The why behind each of your bullets
- Are there any people in your life that stand out on your list? Have you shared your gratitude with them?
- Has COVID-19 changed how you feel about anything on your list? Given you any new perspectives? Made your gratitudes specific to this time in history?
- What are 3-5 things that you can do to share & express your gratitude?
10 Minutes of Fame – Connecting more Deeply with Friends & Family
Set up a zoom meeting with friends, or do this activity with your family over dinner. One at a time, select someone in your group to be in the ‘hot spot.’ The person in the hot spot then answers questions from the crowd about their life, beliefs and thoughts on just about anything.
- What’s your favorite food? Why?
- What is your best childhood memory and how did it shape your life today?
- If you had unlimited resources to spend 24-hours however you wanted, what would you do?
- Name 3 important people in your life & share more about your connection with them.
- In an alternate universe, what would your life be like?
- What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done? Smelled? Eaten?
- What is something that you are proud of?
- What is something that most people don’t know about you?
- What do you need right now & how can we support you?
- If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?
Magic Statement – Goal Setting
Choose a period of time in the future (e.g., January 2021, the end of the summer, through the end of shelter in place, etc.) and think about the things you want to accomplish by that date. Visualize yourself standing in that future moment of time looking back at the weeks, months, or years behind you. From that perspective of your future self, journal about your “past” goals and accomplishments and how you reached them. For example, your journal prompt may be something like, The summer of 2020 was the best summer of my life because… or My junior year was the best year of high school because…
Write down the things you have accomplished in the past tense as though you’ve already achieved them. Make sure to include the steps that you needed to take in order to reach your aspirations. It has been shown that looking backward at your imagined successes can help turn them into reality.