In this years PSHE class, I learned and developed further knowledge on various topics regarding to the subject. Such as the different aspect (Physical, Mental, Social etc) under “Wellness” and how diversely affects a person in his/her life, “Wisdom”, personalities traits (MBTI), as well as drugs or substances, and contraceptives. Many of these topics are also the same topics I learned last year, and helped me refresh, in addition revise my opinion. However, at the same time I was able to acquire more in depth knowledge. Furthermore, some of them came up in other subjects, particularly psychology during individual and societies. Specifically, I learned the effects of wellness affected by the symptoms of a mental disorder.
I especially experienced in improving my physical wellness and mental wellness outside school. Since the start of the year in order to keep myself fit, I chose to ran for 4km every two days. After receiving a result as an introvert during the MBTI test, I decided to balance out in being an extrovert as well as being fit physically due to the fact that I could only practice sports and exercise two times for each school week. The specific reason why I chose to improve and implement this practice, was also to deal with potentially stress I could face through my upcoming IB course. Despite that I been through a lot of assessments and personal project in G9 and G10. IB diploma is a huge difference and will be a challenge to me academically as well as psychically and mentally. This is the reason why I decided to practice sports outside of school for me to build my endurance to those stress.
For my mental wellness, I have continued in a particular practice that I have repeatedly used for 5 years straight. That is playing computer games. Since high school causes and caused pressure as well as mental stress due to overwhelming tasks from different subjects, in order for me to keep me mentally well I play games. These games temporary help me isolate and relieve me from other thoughts such as education. In addition, by shutting those thoughts out, it helps me process as well as calm me down when I am especially in a stressed state.
These are the two wellness practices that I have conducted through most of my 10th grade, and has helped me substantially. Furthermore, I plan to continue practicing them to deal with additional stress and obstacle I will inevitably have to face when I start my IB diploma for 11th grade.