Self Reflection In My Life
I need to teach myself how to study. I learned the best way for me to study and learn the material is to simply put pen to paper. I needed to make sure I take detailed notes. Even if the teacher provided the notes on a printout, I needed to rewrite the notes as my way of studying for the exams. I also learned that I have a hard time focusing on one task. If I am not interested in the topic, my mind starts to wonder off while I read, and I did not absorb any of the information. Putting pen to paper would keep me focus and forced me to read word by word. I was able to absorb more information and recall it on the …show more content…
I worked 40 hours a week at a gas station. I was an assistant manager, so I would be on call 24/7. It gave me little time to do my work, and I had a problem focusing on my studies. I was taking four classes and had many assignments due around at the same time. I also wanted to have a fuller social life. I was going out every weekend which left less time for my studies. Not having much time and being a procrastinator really hurt me.
When I got stress, I would withdraw. I would be afraid of failing, so I did not want to show up to class or take the exams. Most of the time there was no need to worry. I would have passed more classes if I would have failed an exam with a 50 than a 0. Having many assignments due at once and working in a stressful environment affected me physically. I was getting migrants and got dizzy. I was unable to focus and read. It was like my mind was shutting down because of the stress.
Now I have a clear goal of what I want to be. I also have a job that does not require me to work many hours and work double shifts. I am only taking one class which leaves me more time to do my classwork. If I disciple myself to complete the classwork as soon as possible, I would not stress as much. I can take breaks and relax and not drive myself crazy because an assignment is due in a few hours. If I stay focus on my goals and do my best, I will