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what are different ways to develop life skills?

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I keep caught up with my work but i fall behind every once in awhile i have troubles staying awake #career

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Anna’s Answer


Hi! It is definitely difficult to develop life skills. I know I struggled with this a lot growing up. I couldn't budget, had different cleaning habits than my roommates, was just a mess! Through trial and error I feel as though I have definitely accommodated to being an adult and using life skills to support me. I think the first step is thinking about it, so good job- you are already on your way. Life skills can be categorized in so many ways, but basically it is ways to deal with everyday life. If you have a supportive adult (30 years old and above ), they can be a great resource. There are also a lot of resources on the internet about budgeting, cleaning , and social life skills. I would recommend doing a lot of pre-planning and thinking about what areas of life skills you are interested in learning and breaking down the categories into smaller steps, so you can have a better grasp on what you want to learn.

Anna recommends the following next steps:

  • Find a supportive adult (30 and above) to interview about life skills
  • Think about the categories of life skills you want work on learning more about
  • Break the categories into subcategories, smaller equals easier to manage
  • Practice! Make fake budgets, go fake apartment shopping, set up a bank account, etc . . . The more you practice the easier life skills will be for you when the time comes

Zigor’s Answer


One good way to do this is to start at something you either like or have realised you can do somewhat well. Work at it until it feels second nature. When you get there, ensure you make a lateral move or a move into something else up if available. Keep acquiring different skills. Do not focus on titles or money (unless of course you have the need). Acquiring different skills and making lateral moves will ensure you develop life skills but ALSO transferrable skills which will ensure you can just about always be employed and add value to a wide different range of organisations. Always ask yourself what the next thing to learn for you is/should be

Damon’s Answer


The best way to develop life skills is to try to find opportunities to interact with as many people as possible in different lines of work and with different backgrounds. The best advice I can give you is to be open minded to everyone's background and experiences and appreciate the differences. In the conversations, you might find activities and work that will bring you happiness and success. I'd also recommend reading newspapers, books or anything that interests you.

Damon recommends the following next steps:

  • Get involved in your local community. Do you have something you are interested in? Go and find a way to get involved. You can always start by volunteering.
  • Since you have trouble staying awake, you might try to set a scheduled time to sleep everyday so you are getting enough sleep.
  • Read a book. Pick out a book, magazine or newspaper article (daily) that might will enrich your knowledge and help you have a topic of conversation.
  • Have a friend or family member hold you accountable to stepping out of your comfort zone to expand your social skills. You might even find a friend that can join in the fun and exploration.

Ean’s Answer


Each person will have a different learning approach to developing life skills. A good starting point is to relate the skill you're trying to develop to something you enjoy. For example, if you're having trouble keeping up then you may want to work on your time management skills - which are a huge plus wherever you go. To do so, try scheduling/blocking things you enjoy and hold yourself to the schedule.

If it comes to staying awake, be active when you're doing things that bore you (assuming you are able to).

The best way to develop skills is to learn them in the process of doing something you like, whether that's a job you enjoy, or perhaps through a sport you are passionate about.

Don't be afraid to try new experiences/things/clubs as these will help you develop skills that you can use in your everyday life.

Ean recommends the following next steps:

  • Find a club that interests you
  • Volunteer to take on some responsibility

Jeff’s Answer


A great way to develop life skills is by getting involved/volunteering in your community. I would also recommend joining groups that allow you to work with others on a hobby or activity that you are interested in. Based on my experience, the more you can interact with like-minded individuals and throw yourself into situations that might, at first be uncomfortable, the more you learn!

Jeff recommends the following next steps:

  • Put yourself out there! Think of a hobby, skill, or activity that you are interested and search online for a local group or organization to take part in. Join/sign up.
  • Find a friend who has similar interests and sign up for something together
  • Extensive research online. In today's world, you can learn almost anything online if you dig deep enough and practice