A simple and effective way to reflect on recent positive & negative points, and think about future inspiration.
A simple reflection activity
At the beginning of a meeting
The Rose, Thorn & Bud Check-in is a simple but mindful way to reflect upon recent events. It is a versatile exercise that you can use at the beginning of a meeting or as a retrospective.
There are three sections to the activity, two backward-looking and one forward-looking:
Rose - What are you grateful for, or what is a positive?
Thorn - What is challenging or stressful, and you could use more support on right now?
Bud - What are you looking forward to, or what gives you hope, inspiration or motivation right now?
If this activity is used for a retrospective, follow the remainder of the steps: