self-man·​age·​ment ˌself-ˈma-nij-mənt How to pronounce self-management (audio)
: management by oneself of oneself or one's affairs
Self-management is about finding the self-control and mastery needed to take control of one's work (e.g., to manage one's time, workflow, and communication).Camille Preston
especially : management of one's own care or well-being
According to [Bree] Holtz, her team will create a cell phone app that will allow diabetes patients to transition to self-management. Karen Rowlader
sometimes used before another noun
self-management health workshops

Examples of self-management in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The essence of self-management lies in the power of choice—selectively responding to challenges with deliberation rather than succumbing to the whims of impulsive reactions. Jevon Wooden, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Her office has received NIH funding for research on diabetes self-management education, healthy food access in rural communities and school meal nutrition. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 22 Oct. 2023 Having parents monitor their kids’ social media use might be harmful for teenagers’ development, preventing them from learning self-management skills on their own, says Perry. Simmone Shah, Time, 30 June 2023 The smartphone has been the biggest disrupter in many industries, including the hospitality industry—from work to leisure to self-management. Johan Hajji, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 One is the explosion of apps for mental health, ranging from software for self-management to tools connecting users to coaching. Thomas R. Insel, STAT, 12 Apr. 2023 Valentine runs a health and wellness nonprofit organization in Houston called CORE Initiative, which provides diabetes self-management courses and peer support groups. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 8 Mar. 2023 There are several such tools that focus on enhancing the subordinate’s self-management. Naira Velumyan, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Your healthcare provider will work with you on diabetes self-management education (DSME). Verywell Health, 25 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-management was in 1683

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“Self-management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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