Life Skills’ are skills you need to make the most out of life.
Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.
Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill. Tying your shoe laces, swimming, driving a car and using a computer are, for most people, useful life skills.
Essential Life Skills
There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc.
Different life skills will be more or less relevant at different times your life, for example:
- When at school or university, you’ll need study skills
- When buying a house, negotiation skills may be needed
- You’ll need to work on your employability skills to get a job
- When you have a job, leadership and presentation skills may be useful, along with a whole host of other skills.
- When you start a family, time management and organising skills are likely to become important.
- There will be times throughout your life when you’ll need conflict resolution,stress–management and problem solving skills too.