Time to Check-in!
These last few months at ICF Chicago have been full of activity and I have consistently needed to pause and check-in with self. One of my favorite check-in tools is the “Clarity Check-in” by Cathy & Gary Hawk (speakers for our VIRTUAL chapter meeting webinar on June 10!!). Let’s do it together (5 minutes):
Step 1: What’s different—State one thing that you have noticed that is now different for you in the last 24 hours.
Step 2: What Worked & What Didn’t Work—State one thing that worked in your performance in the last 24 hours. Then state one thing that didn’t. Remove all judgment. Clap to acknowledge what worked and what didn’t.
Step 3: Check your Personal Energy—What is your State of Mind? State of Body? State of Spirit?
Step 4: What are you grateful for?—State one thing you are grateful for.
Step 5: What is your intention for the day?—State your intention.
Throughout the Day:
You can use this quick check-in before any relational interaction. Pause, breathe, and take a moment to set an intention for your time with the other person. What are you grateful for? How do you want to show up in this meeting? Use this as your “anchor” for the meeting. What’s the “vibe” you want to bring? What’s the “vibe” you want to create?
Personally, I am setting the intention to make more time to renew my creative energy on a daily/weekly basis.