Physical Wellness –
I wasn’t necessarily interested in sports or believed that I have sports ability. Also, I came to an understanding that it is difficult to start exercising at old age, after watching my parents having difficulties in doing so. So, I decided to do 20-30 push ups every other day, to make sure that my body stays fit. Also, I was interested in volleyball, and I decided to do vertical workouts with my friends, including squats and lateral jumps, to improve my vertical jump. I could not touch the backboard at the beginning of the workout session, but I can now touch it with my palm. My social wellness also improved in this process because I was able to have conversations with my friends during the work out sessions.
Now, I attend all of the volleyball sessions that the school offers, and I often play during lunch in the playground to develop my skills. I also have been attending soccer practices at YCAC on Sundays, and this allowed me to improve my athletic ability and keep up my physical health.
This start of regular routine allowed me to gain more muscle and sports sense. I wonder if I can further develop this over summer and get more game time in the volleyball team next year.
Social Wellness –
To ensure that I update and get updates from my peers about our daily lives, I keep up snapchat streaks with 10 of my friends in my grade. I also frequently check other social media, such as facebook, to check updates of my friends’ lives. As much as social media is a big part of our lives, it is an effective way to stay connected with my friends and take care of my social wellness. One question that I have is if there are other ways to stay connected with friends without using electronic devices. Perhaps I should contact my friends and ask them to meet in person more often.