What is self-management, you ask? It is knowing yourself so well that you can
manage your everchanging moods and reactions. We can control ourselves but we
cannot control others and certain situations.
Knowing your personality and strengthening your weaknesses can give you a great
start to self-management success. Some natural cycles to be in tune with that happens
every month are full moons and menstrual cycles. Do you know how they effect you?
Are you aware of the similar emotions you go through when there is a full moon or
leading up to your cycle and during it?
I know that I get super sensitive around a full moon and I know it’s a good time for
me to Up The Ante on my self nurturing by taking baths, eat grounding foods (like
red meat and grains), walking and listening to guided meditations and pod casts that
fill my mind with positive food for thought. I know that leading up to my cycle I’m
and more short tempered and know that this is a great time to do more cardio and eat
lighter foods like salads and soups. During my cycle I become a bit more tired. To
support myself during these times I usually tend to take short naps where I can, read
and watch movies; I crave chocolate, and foods which have iron (greens and red
meat), and I like to have more ‘me’ time.
Do you ever get upset for the way that you express yourself, react or deal with a
situation? How about creating a strategy so that the next time a similar feeling or
situation occurs you have a plan in place? The plan can be a statement you say to
steer a conversation into a different direction. Or, the plan could be an action that you
take. Perhaps you create a space to check in with yourself or a breathing technique to
calm your mood and give you the space to react in a conscious way. Either way,
strategies and plans can support you in your own self management.
What do you do to create and maintain self-management in your own life?