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Life Skills
  • By ShinxIndiaFor More Info Visit ShinxIndia.in

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What are Life Skills?
  • Life Skills are the abilities for adaptive and
    positive behavior that enable individuals to deal
    effectively with the demands and challenges of
    everyday life.
  • Life Skills are the abilities that facilitate the
    physical, mental and emotional well being of an
    individual with proper growth.

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Concepts of Life Skills
  • The Concepts of Life Skills is becoming popular
    these days.
  • World Health Organization WHO initiated the life
    skills education. And CBSE has also introduced it
    in our schools in the early part of the present
    decade.
  • Life Skills can also be conceptualized as
    psycho-social competence.Psycho-Social competence
    is an individual ability to maintain a state of
    mental well being and to demonstrate through
    adaptive and positive behavior while interacting
    with others and with his/her culture and
    environment.
  • Adaptive means the person is flexible in approach
    and Positive behavior means a person is
    forward-looking.

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Categories of Key Life Skills
  • Life Skills can be broadly categorized into two
    types-
  • Thinking Skills -gt Relate to reflection at the
    personal level.
  • Social Skills -gtRelate to interpersonal skills
    and do not necessarily depend logical
    thinking.And further these categories consisit
    of too many life skills which are needed for
    learning assertive behavior and negotiating
    effectively.

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10 Core Life Skills
  • 10 Core Life Skills described by WHO.
  • Self Awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal relationalship skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Coping with Stress
  • Dealing with emotions

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Self Awareness
  • Self Awareness means recognition of self and
    ofour character, our strengths and weaknesses,
    ourlikes and dislikes.
  • Developing self awareness can help us
    inrecognizing when we are stressed or feel
    underpressure.

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Empathy
  • It is the ability to understand what life is like
    for another person, even in a situation with
    which we may not be familiar.
  • Empathy can help to accept others who may be very
    different from us.

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Creative Thinking
  • It is a novel way of seeing and doing things.
  • It consists of four components
  • Fluency (generating new ideas)
  • Flexibility (shifting perspective easily)
  • Originality (conceiving something new)
  • Elaboration(building on other ideas)

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Decision Making
  • Decision Making helps us to deal constructively
    with important issues in our lives and take
    appropriate action.
  • It teaches us how to be proactive in making
    decisions about our life in relation to a healthy
    assessment of the different options availableand
    in determining what effects these
    differentdecisions are likely to have.

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Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving helps us to deal constructively
    with problems in our lives.
  • Significant problems that are left unresolvedcan
    cause mental stress and give rise to accompanying
    physical strain.

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Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills helps us to relate in
    positive ways with the people with whom we
    interact.
  • This means being able to maintain friendly
    relations with family, friends and colleagues,
    which can be of a great important source of
    social support.

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Effective Communication
  • Effective Communication means that we are able to
    express ourselves clearly and effectively both
    verbally and nonverbally, in ways that are
    appropriate to our cultures and situations. This
    means being able to express our opinions and
    desires, and also our needs and fear.
  • It means being able ask for advice and help in
    times of need.

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Coping with Stress
  • It means recognising the source of stress in our
    lives, recognising how stress affects us and
    acting in ways that help us control these levels
    of stress by changing our environment or
    lifestyle and by learning how to relax.

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Dealing with Emotions
  • It means recognising our emotions as well as
    those of others, being aware of how emotions
    influence behaviour, and being able to respond to
    emotions appropriately. Intense emotions like
    anger or sadness can have an effect on our health
    if we do not respond appropriately.

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