We are the sum of our experiences. Either those experiences were positive or negative, they made us who we are.
We all went through life-changing events. However, we don’t often take the time to press pause and look back to them.
The Lifeline exercise has been designed to help you put in paper your most transformative experiences so you look at them with a new perspective.
To do it, you just need a pen and a piece of paper. Draw a line on it. It represents your life until today.
Above the line, insert the most positive experiences you lived, chronologically. And below the line do the same but with the negative experiences.
Nothing better than an example to make things clearer:
The more transformative the experience, the higher (respectively lower) the marker should be.
Now ask yourself some questions about those events that made you :
- How did I overcome that situation?
- What did I learn from it?
- What ability did you develop or strengthen thanks to it?
- What value(s) were reflected?