I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve accomplished so little since March. I got to the point about 3 weeks into lockdown when I’d do something and add it to my to-do list just to feel the sense of achievement that came with ticking it off.
Another challenge has been that whenever I’m on Twitter I leave feeling deflated as I compare myself to others. So many doing CPD, subject reading, creating amazing resources. I’ve done none of that. I seem to only have the emotional energy to do only what is necessary. Yet despite telling myself not to almost every day but continue to do so and thus feel a sense of toxic productivity.
Then yesterday morning I had a bright idea…. Lockdown Merit Badges. A bit like those you might have earned as a Scout or Guide, but for adults. Mini-rewards for mundane accomplishments. How could you not feel good about yourself after earning one or all. I just wished I’d thought of them sooner!
In a matter of 24 hours what started out origianlly as a set of 6 has quickly manifested into 24. And more suggestions are coming in. Could have quite the selection by the end of the week at this rate.
So… which ones have you achieved so far?
For a bit of light hearted fun as we struggle through a challenging time, feel free to download and use a PDF version of my lockdown merit badges. Praise and award yourself as you see fit, maybe even throw in a treat or two for further motivation.DOWNLOAD HERE
Hope you like them, if you have any suggestions leave a comment.