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LIFE SKILLS. Definition. As defined by WHO(1993), “ the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”. Thinking skills Creative thinking Critical thinking Decision making Problem solving.

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LIFE SKILLS


Definition

As defined by WHO(1993), “ the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively

with the demands and

challenges of

everyday life”.


Thinking skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Critical thinking

  • Decision making

  • Problem solving

Social skills

  • Self-awareness

  • Empathy

  • Effective communication

  • Interpersonal relationships

Emotional skills

  • Coping with emotion

  • Coping with stress


Creative Thinking

Helps to respond adaptively and flexibly in our everyday life situation.

It is a novel way of doing things.


Critical Thinking

It helps to analyze information and experience objectively and assess the factors that influence the way we think and act.

It is important for our crucial life decisions.


Decision making

Helps to deal constructively with decisions about our lives.


Problem solving

  • Helps to deal constructively with problems.

  • It leads to decision making and managing emotions and stress.


Effective communication

  • Ability to express verbally and non-verbally.


Interpersonal relationships

  • Helps to deal with people in a positive way, to make and maintain friendly relationships.


Empathy

  • Ability to be sensitive to another person’s situation.

  • Helps us to feel for the other person.


Coping with stress

  • Helps to identify source of emotion and take appropriate actions to control it.


Coping with emotions

Helps to recognize emotions within oneself and others and respond to it appropriately.


Self-awareness

  • Helps to recognize ones character, strength and weakness, likes and dislikes.


Source:

UNFPA. (2009). Guide Book for Teachers: Comprehensive School Health Programme, Ministry of health and Ministry of Education, KLK anImagine, Thimphu


Why do we need to know?

  • Aware of what one is doing

  • Maintain good and healthy relations

  • Play safe

  • Inculcate good habits

  • Understand others needs

  • Able to cope with stress and emotions

  • Build conducive and healthy environment

  • Creative and critical way of life

  • Create better world


Make a difference

  • Who am I?

  • Make a difference.


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