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What is self management?
Self management is all about being organised, being affective and giving yourself to reflect and improve upon the systems that you have put in place to self manage yourself.
The art of being organised is ability to manage time and tasks.
- Do you have a diary (electronic or manual) that works for you?
- Do you break down large tasks into manageable chunks?
- Do you have a homework or revision timetable?
Being an affective learner
Affective skills is all about managing your state of mind, which is further broken down into the following sub-sets of skills: -
- Mindfulness, being in the moment.
- Perseverance, getting the job done
- Emotional Management
- Self Motivation, managing your time independently.
- Resilience, bouncing back.
Reflecting on your learning
Reflection – re-considering what has been learnt and how it has been learnt, choosing, using and
evaluating ATL skills
Psychology of Self Motivation
Practicing mindfulness for even 5 minutes at the start of a change of activity improves focus and emotional regularity.