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PREVENTING JOB BURNOUT: Transforming Wor... > MANAGING YOURSELF: THE FIRST PATH TO... - Pg. 25

25 MANAGING YOURSELF: THE FIRST PATH TO PERSONAL POWER Set Yourself Up to Win and Make Getting There Fun! Self-Management The way you manage yourself has a direct impact on your motivation and job satisfaction. Good self-managers enjoy working because they get more done and give themselves more credit. If you use threats and criticism to make yourself work, or if you procrastinate or demand perfection, you are probably far less productive than you could be. You can increase the quality of your work and perform better by improving your self- management abilities. Managing yourself is not a matter of will power; rather it is an array of simple but effective techniques such as: · Breaking big jobs down into manageable steps · Patting yourself on the back · Indulging yourself for work well done · Using fun work to reward dull work Tools to help improve your self-management include: · Goals · Objectives · Want List · Acknowledging thoughts · Self-contracts