The Greek Poet, Aeschylus (523-456 BCE), wrote that ?to learn is to suffer.? He went on to comment that in time, suffering comes to have meaning through our own processing of the experience, giving us understanding and wisdom.
For resilience, one must find ways to reduce the burden of stress. Self-care (physical, social, psychological and spiritual engagement), reflexivity (coming to know one?s strengths, development opportunities, and biases), integrity (recognizing and validating one’s moral compass for right and wrong guided by personal and professional codes of ethics), and comradery (nurturing and maintaining professional and personal associations and friendships with colleagues and classmates) are all ways in which we nourish ourselves, enrich our journey and deepen our commitment to success.
For this last discussion assignment, consider the following ways to address stress, described above:
- Self-care plan
- Reflexivity in learning
- Self-identification with integrity
- Comradery amongst classmates
Share with your classmates how you will manage your stress using one of these four stress management strategies in the coming months as you continue to progress through the program. Be specific. Include your reasoning (evidence from your textbook and/or other sources) to support your plan.