We went through the design thinking loop for several iterations, adapting our boat homeschooling technique to our needs. After some iterations, we would like to share with you what is working for us
3 weeks ago, I gave my first conference about Agile4Life. What an opportunity to inspire others sharing our journey! I really enjoy sharing some of my passions: family, agility and sailing.
From Puerto Sherry (Spain), we went to Portimão (Portugal). Our goal was to ensure that the boat was working well after all work that had been done - especially on the steering gear, before going to the Canaries Islands. Everything worked good and after some hopefully final tuning in Portimão, we would leave Europe behind and reach Rabat in Morocco.
Once feelings were identified, I decided to go through instead of hiding them, and guess what? I have been accepting and living them and during the the last days, I was able to feel each and every of them (sometimes even crying). Accepting made me feel much better and healthy. Sometimes, a new emotion comes in, one that I am not able to identify, in that case I proceed with the following steps : observe it (be conscious that it exists and analyse it), accept it (it is here for a reason) and deal with it (it is now going to go away on its own).
Some people are surprised on how we are giving things away, but we are extremely happy that things get reused - it's tiny thing, but it contribute to spare a bit our planet. We got very conscious about this mission toward "sustainable minimalism": when looking for new things (only things that we need!), we always look first at the second hand market.
3 months ago I gave a try to the kudo cards at home, the kids created their own family kudobox and the kudo cards. From that day, during the week any family member can post a kudo card in the box and at the end of the week in our family retrospective meeting we open the box.
2 months and a half ago we started the long journey preparation. We added new user stories to our backlog and we switched to Kanban working mode. Little by little we have improved the way that we are working in order to keep focus on the main priorities.
Practising mindfulness every day helps to keep focus and release stress. You can start practising easily following Jon Kabbat-Zin Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) program and share your own experience with your kids.
How to start building a self-organised culture at family home with an agile mindset. Empower the kids to create an agile family daily dashboard!
Useful tips to build communication material such as presentations and trainings through itetrations and feedback with an agile mindset