Weekly Prompt: Your Surroundings
Our surroundings, particularly those which we decorated and furnished ourselves, often hold a multitude of stories which can provide an insight into who we are, what we believe in and how we see ourselves and the world around us.
But by the very nature of the human brain, we often become blind to the very objects and environments which make us who we are.
So with this prompt, I want you to look around and see what stories are hiding under your nose and use these as a starting point for your creative reflection.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
- Are there any objects in your surroundings that hold significance for you? What’s the story behind them/where you acquired them/what they represent to you?
- Are there any telltale signs in your surroundings that signal that this is your space?
- Are there any objects here bought by a different version of you? What has changed?
📍 And remember, a story in the context we’re telling them is simply sharing information about an event (past or present) from your persepective that provides insight into who you are and how you see the world, don’t get caught up in details here – let it be simple!
…and if you want to make it specific to business:
This prompt is great for “metaphorically” letting people into your home and into your space so they can get to know you better.
If you want to keep it business orientated, you can look for objects or visual cues in your surroundings that are related to your business, or have a good segue into your business story.
✨ I could compare my home office to the corporate office and tell a story about how different life is now.
✨ There’s a lot of books on my bookcase about Storytelling, deffo something in there I could talk about
✨ I also used this EXACT prompt to create this video which I posted on Social Media!