Monday, 9 May 2011

Life Skills

What is life skill? World Health Oragnizaton defined life skills as, "the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life". Life skills helps adolescents translate knowledge, attitudes and Values into healthy behavior.

1. Don’t worry too much.

"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything." Ernest Hemingway

We all In life once in a while, we have to face some problems and difficulties. However, this does not mean that one must dwell on it and stop going on with their life. These problems and difficulties are resolved easier with the help of a positive thinking. Smile, Be Positive.

“Ninety percent of the things we tend to worry about we have no control over, so why worry about them?"

“What were you worried about this time last year? Can't remember?

2. Be Happy :  Nobody is happy all of the time, but some people are definitely more fulfilled Happiness is a state of mind. You can change your state of mind in many ways including; You know what’s make you happy and do things that make you happy. Be happy.

"What is past is past ... and now you know the fourth great law of happiness and success ..."

Use wisely, your power of choice.
Choose to love ... rather than hate.
Choose to laugh ... rather than cry.
Choose to create ... rather than destroy.
Choose to persevere ... rather than quit.
Choose to praise ... rather than gossip.
Choose to heal ... rather than wound.
Choose to give ... rather than steal.
Choose to act ... rather than procrastinate.
Choose to grow ... rather than rot.
Choose to pray ... rather than curse.
Choose to live ... rather than die.

3. Be Grateful For Life : Take time to appreciate the fact that you are still there, standing, breathing and seeing all those things around you. Think of how lucky you are for still having another day to live.

4. Critical thinking skills/Decision-making skills – Critical thinking clarifies goals, examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions."Critical" as used in the expression "critical thinking" connotes the importance or centrality of the thinking to an issue, question or problem of concern. "Critical" in this context does not mean "disapproval" or "negative." There are many positive and useful uses of critical thinking, for example formulating a workable solution to a complex personal problem, deliberating as a group about what course of action to take, or analyzing the assumptions and the quality of the methods used in scientifically arriving at a reasonable level of confidence about a given hypothesis.

Source ( Decisionmaking/ problem solving skills and information gathering skills. The individual must also be skilled at evaluating the future consequences of their present actions and the actions of others. They need to be able to determine alternative solutions and to analyze the influence of their own values and the values of those around them.

5. Live a Healthy Life :The trick is to make small changes in your daily live; taking more steps, adding fruit to your cereal, eat Food that is low in fat content,having an extra glass of water, sugar content is another plus.. Sucrose is the bad kind of sugar and Glucose is the good kind of sugar these are just a few ways you can start living healthy without drastic changes.
6.Emotional Intelligence :Emotional intelligence is a different way of being smart. It includes knowing what your feelings are and using your feelings to make good decisions in life. It's being able to manage distressing moods well and control impulses. It's being motivated and remaining hopeful and optimistic when you have setbacks in working toward goals. It's empathy; knowing what the people around you are feeling. And it's social skill—getting along well with other people, managing emotions in relationships, being able to persuade or lead others," (O'Neil, 1996, p. 6).

Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:

1.Self-awareness is a person's ability to understand and be aware of their feelings and moods. Self-awareness helps a person keep an eye on their thoughts and emotions so they can better understand why they feel a particular way.
2.Managing emotions This skill helps people display their emotions in socially appropriate ways. It helps one control anger, sadness, and fear.
3.Motivation helps a person use their emotions to reach their goals. It helps them hold back their impulses and delay gratification to reach these goals.
4.Empathy is the ability to understand how a person feels. It is different from feeling sorry for someone. It is feeling like "walking in their shoes."
5. Social skills are dealing with others in social situations. It is the ability to carry on a conversation and deal with other's emotions. It is being socially competent.

7. Gain Knowledge:The importance of gaining knowledge is to be open to new ideas, new skills, practical knowledge which are essential to overall growth and thus make your life a lifelong learning experience.

8.Relaxation:stands quite generally for a release of tension.


Kitty said...

Such a wonderful post. I am inspired by it.

Enigma said...

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