Elena Sinopoulou - Self-Management

18.01.21 | by Elena 3 Min Read

Self-Management

Emotional Intelligence Personal development

Self-management is the ability to regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behavior in different situations.

4 important rules for self-management:

1. Develop self-care

Find something that will help you to improve your health, wellness, happiness, and fulfillment. You cannot take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself first.

  • Say ‘’YES’’ to healthy food

    Give your body energy by eating more fruit and vegetables.
     
  • Say ‘’YES’’ to exercise  

    Boost your mood and get in shape.
     
  • Say ‘’YES’’ to sleep

    Rejuvenate your brain by sleeping 7-8 hours per day, in order to be more productive.
     
  • Say ‘’YES’’ to meditation

    Feed your soul and train your mind.
     
  • Say ‘’YES’’ to a night out with your friends

    Just forget about everything and have fun with your friends.
     
  • Say ‘’ YES’’ to a massage

    40 minutes of relaxation will help you to release your anxiety.
     
  • Say ‘’YES’’ to a new hobby

    Discover your creative outlet and express yourself by painting, dancing or taking photos.


2. Breathe deeply

Breathing is one of your body’s basic functions. There are three breathing techniques that you can use: Chest breathing which is the most common, diaphragmatic breathing and deep breathing. This latter type of breathing gives you more oxygen and can slow your heartbeat and stabilize blood pressure. When you are under stress, sometimes you feel like you don't have enough oxygen. In this case, your breathing becomes shallow, which may lead to a panic attack.

3. Cultivate positive emotions

When people increase their daily diet of positive emotions they find more meaning and purpose in life. When positive emotions surround you, you become more productive, achieve your future goals more quickly and can deal with your problems more
effectively. Try to get rid of the negative thoughts that affect your emotions and your quality of life.

4. Realize your own mistakes

  • Understand that admitting your faults and apologizing for them are not signs of weakness.
  • Do not point the finger at others.
  • Evaluate how your actions or words would affect you if you were on the receiving end.
  • Be thankful for constructive criticism.

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