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Essential life Skills
Taken from Training Programme materials of Jayadeva de Silva

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  • 1. 1 Essential Life Skills Jayadeva de Silva We can list these as follows Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Decision Making Problem Solving Interpersonal Relationships Effective Communication. Coping With Emotions Coping With Stress Self Awareness Empathy
  • 2. 2 Critical Thinking : Critical Thinking It is an ability to analyze information and experience in an objective manner Creative Thinking: It is an ability that helps us look beyond our direct experience and address issues in a perspective which is different from the obvious or the norm. It adds novelty and flexibility to the situation of our daily life. Decision Making The process of making assessment of an issue by considering all possible options and the effects different decision might have on them. Problem solving Having made decisions about each of the options, choosing the one which is the best suited, following it through the process again till positive outcome of the problem achieved. Interpersonal Relationships It is a skill that helps us to understand our relations with others and relate in a positive manner with them. It helps us to maintain relationship with friends and family member and also be able to end relationship constructively. Effective Communication: It is an ability to express ourselves both verbally and non-verbally in an appropriate manner. This means being able to express desires, options and fears and seek assistance and advice in times of need. Coping with emotions: It is an ability, which involves recognizing emotions in others, and ourselves, being aware of how emotions influence behaviors and being able to respond to emotions appropriately.
  • 3. 3 Coping with Stress: It is an ability to recognize the source of stress in our life, its effect on us and acting in ways that helps to control our levels of stress. This may taking action to reduce some stress for example changes in physical environment, life styles, learning to relax etc. Self awareness: Includes our recognition of ourselves, our character, strengths and weaknesses, desires and dislikes. It is a pre-requisite for effective communication, interpersonal relationship and developing empathy. Empathy: Is an ability to imagine what life is like for another person even in a situation that we may not be familiar with. It helps us to understand and accept others and their behavior that may be very different from ourselves. Your Notes