Life skills for adults worksheet

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.  

Life skills for adults worksheet

Instructions: Read through the given table and answer the questions that follow.  

Social SkillsThinking SkillsEmotional Skills
Self-awarenessValuing everything about yourselfCreative ThinkingAble to ‘think outside the box’, look at things differently, show flexibilityCoping with StressRecognizing stress and its adverse effects and making efforts to control it
EmpathyAbility to consider and value different perspectives Critical ThinkingBe able to analyse situations based on facts, observation and evidencesCoping with emotionsBeing aware of your emotions and channelling them appropriately.
Effective CommunicationBe able to express yourself both verbally and non-verballyDecision MakingAsses situations from all angles before reaching a sound decision
Interpersonal RelationForm lasting and positive relations with others around youProblem SolvingIdentify problems and actively look for workable solutions


Acharya, P. & Kapoor, S. (2018). Handbook of activities on life skills. American Indian Foundation.

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

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