Blue Beyond Consulting

What’s One Positive Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself During Quarantine?

At Blue Beyond, we have a practice called “stringing of the beads.” We often start meetings with this practice — which involves posing a short prompt, and then going around the team to hear each person’s response. With each response, we “add another bead to the string” so to speak. It’s a sacred part of the way we connect with each other and make space to be our whole selves at work. We usually string-the-beads in person, standing in a circle, but have been doing this practice virtually now.

For our most recent company meeting, we started with this stringing of the beads prompt: What is one positive thing you’ve learned about yourself through the coronavirus situation? We captured the answers through graphic recording, and now have this beautiful representation of how, even during uncertain times, there is room for positivity and gratitude.

“I don’t need a lot. We can make use of what we have.”

“I’ve taken time to reflect, learn, and really identify the people and places that bring me true happiness!”

“I love and embrace the introverted side of me. I am my own life partner!”

“I am adaptable and resilient!”

“I am surrounded by an incredibly strong community of friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors who fill me with gratitude.”

“I can give myself grace. I do enough. I have enough. I am enough.”