Life skills for adults worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Life skills for adults worksheet?

Life skills include a set of learned abilities that help an individual lead a successful life. According to the World Health Organisation, life skills are defined as, “the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life“. Essentially, they enable individuals to easily adapt to whatever circumstances come their way and maintain a positive outlook of life. 

Following is a  comprehensive list of ten core life skill strategies and techniques that can be taught to adults for a successful life:

Social SkillsThinking SkillsEmotional Skills
Self-awarenessCreative ThinkingCoping with Stress
EmpathyCritical ThinkingCoping with emotions
Effective CommunicationDecision Making
Interpersonal RelationProblem Solving

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will help cleints identify their strongest and weakest skills. It will allow them to reflect on their strengths and how they have helped them in life. It will also present the clients with the opportunity to reflect on their weaknesses and how they can be improved. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the clients to read through the description of each life skill in the categories of Social skills, thinking skills and emotional skills. Help them identify their strongest and weakest skills. They can then answer the questions that follow.  

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World Health Organization. (1994). Life skills education for children and adolescents in schools.