As a citizen of the 21st century,
you should be able to

  • Manage your feelings, thoughts, and behavior in order to achieve your goals and objectives, as well as your impulses and reactions to specific situations.

  • Focus on objectives, exercise discipline, and stay motivated in what you do, recognizing that it will enable you to achieve results.

  • Process the information received before reacting.

  • Become an active agent enabling you to be the protagonist and responsible for your own learning.

  • Manage situations according to what you are pursuing and monitor your progress constantly to verify if you are getting closer to your goals.

  • Learn behaviors that help you improve your relationship and interaction with other people.

  • Be flexible and adapt to situations.

  • Regulation of biological effects such as smoke, drink, eating, substance abuse
  • Regulation of stress (fight or fly; pause and plan)
  • Regulation of temperamental reactions
  • Regulation of personality
  • Controlling/inhibiting impulses and reactions
  • Controlling motivation and affects
  • Establishing goals
  • Information processing
  • Mindfulness
  • Focusing, concentrating, paying attention
  • Control of thoughts, predujice, and attitudes
  • Management of distraction and frustration
  • Metacognition
  • Inhibition of responses
  • Interpersonal interaction, social skills
  • Working collaboratively
  • Honoring your commitments
  • Empathy

Sources: Based on a review of existing frameworks
(Kalish, L., Your Therapy Source, n.d.; Vohs & Baumeister, 2016).


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