Think about the past week and answer the following questions. As with all reflections, multiple, specific examples to back up your responses are needed for meeting highest expectations. See reflection learning map. Please write answers in a different colour.
1.) What is something you did for your body?
The past few weeks I have been doing as much as possible to stay healthy because before COVID-19 I regularly went to the gym and now I try my best to make use of the nice weather and I have been going on walks and hikes as much as possible while following the guidelines of social distancing. I also have been eating very healthy and lowering my carb intake by cutting out sugar to insure I am filling my body with natural foods like vegetables and berries and healthy proteins. I also have been drinking a lot of water because water helps remove toxins from the body, in particular from the digestive tract as well as suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
2.) What is something you did for your mind?
During this hard time I have been taking up old hobbies that are very calming as well as fun to help positive thinking. Hobbies I have picked up include painting, drawing and designing my own clothes by tie dyeing or ironing designs onto clothes. Painting is very calming and I am very happy I had the recent interest in starting again. I started art when I was very young and it has always been a helpful and fun way for me to express myself because I am a very creative person. I have also been reading regularly before bed to keep up with English as well as trying to avoid screens at night.
3.)What is something you did for your happiness?
Lately it has been very hard to stay positive because of the situation we have all been put in but I have been staying in contact with my friends through facetime, calling, texting and snapchat. Both my new hobbies like painting and being healthy contribute a lot to my happiness but staying in contact and talking with my friends even though we cannot see each other gives me more happiness than both. I am a very outgoing person and a large part of my life is my friends.
4.) What is something you did for someone else?
I have recently been living with my grandparents to help my dad stay healthy because his immune system is compromised. It has been very difficult but I know it is for the better of his health and safety. I have also been working a lot more because my work is very understaffed. I have been doing my best to take shifts that need to be covered as well as helping out at home with my grandparents and their groceries as well as chores.