College, for many people in this course, is a new experience. As you advance through your program, you will begin to see yourself as a college student. Your learning community will grow into a professional community. The people you are spending time with in college will become your co-workers as you transition into a professional role. This is the time to decide what role you will play in your new community.
As you work toward your new career you have the opportunity to contribute to a community of wellness. You are an important part of this community. People thrive in places that are supportive, creative, and physically and psychologically safe for everyone. What you say, do, and contribute impacts everyone around you.
Think about the ways you impact other people:
- What role will you play in your new professional community?
- Do you find ways to include everyone? How?
- How will you support a community that is supportive, creative, and physically and psychologically safe for everyone?
Take note of your answers and commit to being a professional that supports wellness for everyone.
Stand and place your feet comfortably but solidly on the floor. Extend your arms out in front of you and slowly bring them down and to your sides. Extend your arms up in front of you again, bring your arms (still extended) to your sides and then down. Bring your arms all the way up past your head and then swoop down with your head dangling between your knees. Hang out there for the count of ten. You should feel some release of tension.