Thanks to Melissa Weiksnar for sharing this idea.
Inspired by a grade school jump-rope game, “High, Low, Medium, Rocky,” try mixing up your updates with this approach:
Since we last met, what was:
- your highest high,
- your lowest low (could be a sadness or a profoundly deep realization)
- a totally mundane update that nevertheless tells something about you
- your rockiest, most turbulent issue
For each of the four categories, try to describe what it felt like to be in that state.
Melissa reports that members took up to 4 minutes each, and people really liked the way this format helped hone in on the emotions, and avoid the “travelogue.”