On Thursday February 11 we hosted the sixth Zoom Webinar in our series “College in the Covid Landscape” covering a discussion of Mental Health among high school seniors and college freshmen.
Our speaker, Maggie DiPasquale reviewed:
3 myths of the college experience:
Expectations don’t always meet with reality.
You may not meet your best friend right away.
It seems like everyone else loves their college experience and I don’t.
Wellness in the Virtual World, where we have become “Zoom-bies”
Convert Expectations of Productivity into Expectations of Purpose.
Make routine into ritual to give yourself permission and meaning to doing even little things (like a walk or a quick yoga practice or a mantra).
Give yourself permission to take a break — we no longer have a commute or a walk to school or even breaks between classes to recharge.
2 Ways to Prepare for Freshman Year:
Find your Mentor before you leave for school — choose someone a bit older with more perspective.
Work on your Inner world before you go out to the Outer world.
How College Process Affects your College Experience:
The story you tell yourself and others becomes the story you tell for the rest of your life: build your story around competence with confidence.
Relax and set it up right by thinking through what feeds you and your heart and soul.
To watch the full replay, click here.