September 04, 2022
Self-management is the ability to choose your behavioural and emotional response. It’s not enough to just notice and understand the triggers for your emotions. It’s also important to manage, navigate, regulate or control yourself. For example, it’s great that you know you are becoming furious, but do you have the self-control and the necessary skills to:
- Contain your emotions?
- Avoid acting impulsively?
- Make a good decision?
- Know when to walk away?
There are two types of self-management (regulation/control)
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- Emotional self-regulation: The ability to control or influence your emotions
- Behavioural self-regulation: Keeping disruptive emotions and impulses in check. The ability to make decisions and act in your long-term self interest in accordance with your values.