Self-Management Related to Life & Career
While having effective management from supervisors, teachers, or managers is great, it is not nearly as important as having strong self-management. The ability to balance your own time, stay motivated, maintain a code of ethics, and take initiative to make positive personal changes will serve you well in both your career and in life. Do you take time to exercise and eat right? Do you pray, meditate, or journal? Do you set goals in your personal or professional life and follow through without being nagged or reminded constantly? If you answered “yes” to those questions, you are well on your way to strong self-management. If you answered “no” to those questions, you might find yourself in a situation like Kim:
Social and Emotional Learning – Burnout
Kim is a hard worker, which is great! However, her lack of self-management in personal health and wellness often leaves her stressed. She feels like she has let a lot of people down in her life so she tries to please everyone – parents, grandparents, teachers. She seems happy, but she sometimes cries at night because of the pressure. This is a profile of an individual who might very well be suffering from a personally abusive pattern, possibly drug abuse. There is high stress and declining Personal Wellness and Self-Esteem. Permission is indicated for others to run over this person (high deference). Low-level Stress Management skills and Assertiveness skills, and not much personal comfort with students or co-workers is indicated. Reliance on Sales Orientation is high (possibly a conning mode), and the desire to change is great. The change will probably not happen without the firm help of someone else. Skills like Decision Making and Commitment Ethic are simply too low to carry this individual into a pattern of change without outside intervention.