noun | [ self ] [ man-ij-muhnt ]

Self-Management is the ability to regulate our emotions, thoughts and behaviours effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, keeping ourselves motivated and setting and working towards personal, academic and career goals. This skill also includes managing our time effectively in response to current or changing circumstances.

Self-Management helps in all domains of life and can be an important determinant of employment and life success and overall wellbeing.

Self-Management In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Recognize how thoughts, emotions and behaviour are linked to personal well-being.
  • Devise ways of managing personal well-being and achievement of goals.
  • Find ways of expressing difficult emotions.
  • Identify sources of support in their school, family and community that can offer timely help and guidance.
  • Identify resources within themselves which can be accessed in adverse and upsetting situations. Identify sources of stress and then devise healthy and effective ways of responding to them.
  • Consider time as an important factor whenever they plan activities and factor for unexpected situations or delays.
  • Practise punctuality in their day-to-day lives and demonstrate other ways in which they can value their own as well as others’ time.
  • Set realistic and achievable goals for themselves and measure progress on a regular basis.
  • Show responsibility towards their physical health by being mindful of and making appropriate choices regarding their habits, routine and overall lifestyle.
  • Resist the impulse to seize a short-term reward in preference to a more valuable long-term benefit.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 

आत्म प्रबंधन

Marathi | 



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