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Kirjoittanut: Petra Kokko - tiimistä Samoa.

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Self-leadership is a crucial skill that empowers individuals to take control of their lives, make informed decisions, and strive for personal and academic success. For students, in particular, developing a strong sense of responsibility in self-leadership is paramount for achieving educational goals and preparing for the challenges of the future.

To keep my life together I have a few things that help me manage it.

Scheduling. I create a schedule for each week so I can keep track of where I need to be and what I need to do. This also makes it easier to separate work and leisure time and minimises the time wasted on unnecessary things.

In the same category as scheduling goes planning. They say that well planned is half done. Achieving things and goals becomes easier when you have a plan to follow and follow. Prioritising things becomes a by-product of this and prioritizing them becomes easier.

When you have a plan, you also have goals. They can be either shorter or longer term. Personally, I find that shorter term goals, for example on a weekly and monthly basis, are more meaningful to me.

A new year a new me. I feel that I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go with self-management. New year goals and development points for myself are:

Building strong relationships. I want to surround myself with positive people who share my values and goals. I want to nurture healthy relationships and learn how to maintain them. I will learn to communicate better and seek out situations where I meet new people.

Maintain physical and mental well-being. I feel at my best when I exercise regularly and eat healthily. I want to bring the joy of exercise into my everyday life and pay more attention to what I eat. To develop my mental wellbeing, I thought yoga could be a good new hobby. A variety of relaxation techniques would certainly be good for a busy day.

Finally, I want to learn all about myself. Well, not necessarily that much, but I want to develop my self-awareness and reflect on my own skills, strengths and weaknesses. I feel like this point is the most important one of all.

Self-direction and self-management require constant practice and a willingness to develop. The adversity I have experienced along the way only strengthens me and change is part of growth.

This school has taught me a huge amount about self-direction and forced me to learn self-management skills. These are skills that I feel I could not have got from anywhere else in this situation in my life.