Understanding Self in the College Environment
Within week two of our Leadership Common Experience, we want to build on last week’s theme of success in an online education environment. We discussed important things to keep in mind when you are in the classroom and also how to stay engaged with other students and the college outside of the classroom.
An important aspect to also explore that can be an integral part of your college success is understanding yourself, your strengths, weakness, likes, dislikes, habits, how these qualities can effect your success perusing your education. What are ways you can be proactive and prevent these potential stressors and obstacles from effecting your overall educational goals?
A great way to begin doing this is self-reflection. Think about a typical day, the responsibilities you have and how much time and energy is spent on each. How does your online education fit into this? Will it drastically change your day to day routine? Are there other areas in which you spend your time that you can improve?
Here is a great article about Toxic Habits that Drain your Energy. Time and Energy work hand-in hand within your overall quality of life and this article gives some great everyday examples on how we can often lose this time and energy around things we can’t control.
How do you see your online education fitting into your personal day-today routine?
What are some other ways that we might mismanage our time and energy?