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Intention Charting

Charting can help households address the whole person during times of isolation by promoting generosity, acts of love, exercise, art & fun

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My family prototyped this mindfulness chart on March 13, 2020 and have used it to loosely shape our days in quarantine. It addresses work/school, exercise, care for others outside our home, shared household cooking and cleaning, generosity, faith practice, games and unplugged activities like art, crafts, reading and outdoor activity, as possible. 

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

- Creating the chart gave our family the positive feeling of control over how we want to be through this time

- We feel like we are mindfully addressing the needs of the whole person

- We feel a sense of accomplishment when we reache these goals by the end of the day

- My personal behaviors have changed in that I'm more intentional about holistic self care and reaching out to help others, and engaging positively with my family

- We feel like we are very much still "finding our way" to cope as individuals and as a family

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Shared picture of first prototype on social networks and with friends and family.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The most vulnerable in society do not have devices, wifi and training to access information and resources. The most vulnerable sometimes lack positive parenting and relational skills.

What is your current profession?

Director of Innovation at The Chalmers Center, a nonprofit who equips churches to walk with the poor

In what city are you located?

Lookout Mountain, GA a few miles from Chattanooga, TN

In what country are you located?

United States

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Hi Tabitha Kapic 
Great to see your submission for the challenge. I'm curious how the intentional charting has been going on so far - what has worked? What were some feedback when sharing with the neighbors and friends?

Tyson Sapre  inspiration on Rebranding Mindfulness to Aid Individuals Affected by COVID-19 Social Distancing and Quarantine Mandates  might have other practices that families. I'm curios if there are some practices you might be excited about