SUNY Empire State College Mindfulness and Caregiving Reflection Essay

User Generated

qnivf958

Writing

SUNY Empire State College

Description

Explanation & Answer length: 3 pages

Unformatted Attachment Preview

term write a reflective essay that addresses the following: • What was it like for you to keep a notebook? Do you feel like you succeeded in keeping it up? Do you feel like writing is a tool you can use regularly? What did you do for your self-care dates? What was your favorite one? Do you think the self-care dates were useful to you? What are the chances that you will continue them? • Do you think you have become more self- compassionate? If so, how? If not, why not? Has your self-compassion work made any difference? • Has there been a shift in your thinking about what it means to be a care giver and how you care for yourself? • Are there any ways inwhich you feel more resilient than you did before? • Was there a reading or assignment that you found most helpful/valuable? • Is there a practice, a resource or tool that you find especially useful? • Anything else? term write a reflective essay that addresses the following: • What was it like for you to keep a notebook? Do you feel like you succeeded in keeping it up? Do you feel like writing is a tool you can use regularly? What did you do for your self-care dates? What was your favorite one? Do you think the self-care dates were useful to you? What are the chances that you will continue them? • Do you think you have become more self- compassionate? If so, how? If not, why not? Has your self-compassion work made any difference? • Has there been a shift in your thinking about what it means to be a care giver and how you care for yourself? • Are there any ways inwhich you feel more resilient than you did before? • Was there a reading or assignment that you found most helpful/valuable? • Is there a practice, a resource or tool that you find especially useful? • Anything else? Although, I find myself busy most of the time, I tend to not focus too much on my own self care, but this year I have been learning to adjust my busy schedule and make time for myself as well. Therefore, I have been making self care dates for myself and to be honest I enjoy every moment of it. It keeps me balanced, helps me to relax, keep me focused on my goals, and make positive changes in my life. Some of the things I do for my self care dates is go for a walk and maybe get some scenery by the beach. I love this, because it helps me to relax and helps me clear any negative thoughts I have on my mind, and to think more positive. Another self care date I do is go get my nails done. It's helps me to feel more confident about myself. My other self care date I do is either go shopping or by my favorite foods that I enjoy so much. So after a long week of work and school I would treat myself to one of these things. It's great, because it actually motivates me to get done what I need to get done.
Purchase answer to see full attachment
User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Explanation & Answer

View attached explanation and answer. Let me know if you have any questions.

1

Course Reflection – Mindfulness and Caregiving

Name:
Department:
Course Name:
Instructor:
Date:

2
Course Reflection – Mindfulness and Caregiving
Writing is one of the habits I have picked out throughout this course. Keeping a notebook
is like having a personal journal, something I have always loved to do in the past, although I was
never as consistent as I would have loved to be. Keeping a notebook made me more disciplined.
I always made sure that I entered all the important events of my day. Whenever I get frustrated
about something, writing helps me get a bulk of those emotions off my chest. When someone
wrongs me I naturally feel compelled to get back at them or say some hurtful things to them as
well. Doing this usually makes me feel bad once my anger wears off. However, with writing, I
can channel all this energy onto a piece of paper, and I am always amazed at how well it works
for me. I do not only write about my bad experiences but the good ones as well. I love to go back
to read the good ones because they keep me optimistic. When I cannot access my notebook, I
always use the notes app on my iPhone. So far, I can say I have succeeded in keeping my
notebook, and writing is a tool I can use regularly.
One of the things I did on my self-care dates is taking a stroll on the beach. These walks
were calming and relaxing because I got to enjoy the beautiful scenery. As a lover of nature, I
always almost feel like the beach sucks out all the negative thoughts from my mind and allow me
to relax. Another thing I do on my self-care date is go shopping or eat my favorite food. I do this
particularly after a long week of school because I feel motivated. The thing I enjoy doing the
most is getting my nails done. Although this may seem like a small thing, it helps boost my
confidence. I may do it by myself, but I like getting them done by a professional. There is a high
chance that I will continue with the beach walks and the manicure and pedicure.
I believe that I have grown to become more self-compassionate. I have a lot of flaws, just
like any normal person does. I used to compare myself to other people who seem to have the best

3
lives, the best bodies, the best families, and the best personalities. All these I used to see on
social media and affected the way I carried myself. I struggled a lot with my appearance, and I
hated looking at myself in the mirror. However, I came to appreciate the fact that people only
post their best, whether real or fake and that they all have bad days and part of their lives they
would wish away. Through self-compassion, I have allowed myself to be loved by others and
enjoy the company of friends. I have become more confident and assertive when someone tries
to use my weakest points or my flaws against me. Most of the time, I used to beat myself up over
mistakes everyone makes (because we are all human and we cannot get everything right at all
times). I never “cut myself some slack.”
I never before thought that how I treat others, as a caregiver, is a reflection of how I treat
myself. It is hard, maybe impossible, to be compassionate toward others when you are not
compassionate towards yourself. I like to think of how you treat others as an overflow of how
you treat yourself. “You cannot pour from an empty cup” is a saying I live by as a caregiver.
When I realized how much bearing my self-care had on my care for others, I knew something
had to change. I also treat others as I would like to be treated.
I feel more resilient in the way I handle criticism. I have come to appreciate the two types
of criticisms, constructive and destructive. Earlier, I assumed that anyone who criticizes me does
it from a place of hate, meanness, and jealousy. Some people truly want the best for you, and that
is why they will correct you when you go astray. Others are mean-spirited and utter some very
hurtful words, especially those who know that I am tender-hearted. I stand my ground when
these criticisms are not based on any fact or on things I cannot change. I must say that this has
earned me a lot of respect.

4
The reading I found most interesting is the book titled “Mans search for meaning” by
Victor Frankel. One of the quotes that stood out to me was ...


Anonymous
Awesome! Made my life easier.

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4