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ASG President, Amaria
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Nov 06, 2020
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Online courses have become the new norm for students across the world as we try to keep eachother safe during the COVID19 pandemic. However, many of us are struggling to simply complete assignments every week. There are so many events happening in the world right now where completing assignments can begin to feel dreadful. What is "burnout" and how can you identify if you are currently experiencing it? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands which we are all under the constant demand of turning in assignments and attending virtual classes. Ways To Identify Burnout The best way to prevent burnout is to learn the signs and be honest with yourself: Constant Exhaustion - People that are going through burnout may experience the feeling of being physically and emotionally depleted. Other physical symptoms may include headaches, stomachaches, and appetite or sleeping changes. Desire for Isolation - People with burnout tend to feel overwhelmed. As a result, they may stop socializing and confiding in friends, family members, and co-workers. Search for Distractions - People choose to deal with burnout by unplugging from their computers and embarking on solo-vacations, but many people are turning to marijuana and other drugs as a way to escape. Increased Irritability - Burnout can cause people to lose their cool with friends, co-workers, and family members more easily. Coping with recent stressors like preparing for a online meetings, helping kids with schoolwork, and tending to household tasks also may start to feel insurmountable, especially when things don’t go as planned. Frequent Illnesses - Burnout, like other long-term stress, can lower your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds, the flu, and insomnia. Burnout can also lead to mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. Stress Is Inevitable, Burnout Is Not Burnout can look different for everyone, but that is why we need to have the conversation within ourselves to identify when we are being pushed to our limits. It is important to spot the signs early on and prevent burnout from taking over our lives. We know that stress is inevitable, but burnout does not have to be. If you are experiencing burnout, understand that it is okay to take a day off from work or school. Take a moment to reflect on how you're feeling, set reasonable goals for your future, and make a plan to get there. As your student representation, we must find ways to enhance and improve our college experience semester to semester. Although are not able to host events on campus at this time, we can still strive to improve your experience by providing resources and fostering a safe space for you to unload stress during this time. Please like and share this post! You can also use the comments to connect with other students about burnout from online courses. #GOSJCCASG #burnout #onlinecourses #sanjosecitycollege
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ASG President, Amaria
ASG Board Member
ASG Board Member
Aug 22, 2020
In Community Topics
You've probably seen us promote attendance at our meetings in either your inbox or on social media, but are you still a little stuck on the why? Why should you attend an SJCC ASG meeting? Why should you care about what we discuss or the information that we provide students? You should attend our SJCC ASG meetings for three key reasons: You may not need us, but we need you 😫 - We have to hear from our students ensure that we are communicating their needs to the college. Without your input in our discussions and meetings, how can we tell the college what to provide to address your needs? We provide you with first-hand information about the college 📰 - This information can include changes in registration and new requirements for programs. We attend every faculty meeting that you can think of (really) and this means that we have information for you before it's released to the general public. We give you a place to connect with other students ⚡️ - You can engage in our conversations and discussions without needing to join the organization. As a member of the public at our meeting, you are allowed to share your concerns about anything we discuss. Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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ASG President, Amaria
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ASG Board Member
Aug 17, 2020
In Community Basics
It’s good to have you here. Thanks for being a part of the growing community. Feel free to start or respond to discussions to share what's on your mind. In our ASG Community discussions forum you can also add photos, videos, hashtags and more to your posts. Enjoy using this space to connect with others and have your voice heard!
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