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Guided Questions for Reflective Journal #2
The purpose of the reflective journals in this course is to build your reflective thinking which will lead to increased emotional intelligence (Riley, 2020). The second reflective journal will focus on self-management, one of the EI domains. Please be sure to complete all readings and surveys prior to answering guided questions. Responses should be substantive and not just a few sentences. This is about students having a better understanding of what makes an effective communicator. As this is a reflective journal, you are not required to provide references, but if you do use any citations, you will need to provide a reference list.
Instructions: Using this Word document, type your responses in a different color and upload to drop box. Please keep this document as this information will also be compiled into your midterm Self-Awareness paper.
Emotional Intelligence Domain: Self-Management (Level 2 or 3 heading for paper)
Ø Define self-management as an emotional intelligence domain and what influence this has on becoming an effective communicator.
Ø What stress management techniques have you found to be helpful while attending an accelerated or second degree nursing program? How do these strategies help you stay emotionally present in upsetting situations?
Ø What motivates you to succeed in this program? Are you respectful in relationships with peers, professors, and administrators at the college? If yes, describe how you know you are respectful and if you answered no, how will you change your behaviors moving forward? Do you feel respected by others?
Ø Are you eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis? If yes, describe a typical meal and your exercise routine. If no, then what information or resources would you need to get started?
Ø How does self-management help to facilitate warmth behaviors (see Chapter 6 in Riley text)?
Ø What exercises can be used to build skills in demonstrating warmth?