Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.

Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill. Tying your shoe laces, swimming, driving a car and using a computer are, for most people, useful life skills.


  • At school or university, one needs study skills
  • For buying a house, negotiation skills may be needed
  • Employability skills are required to get a job
  • When you have a job, leadership and presentation skills may be useful, along with a whole host of other skills.
  • To start a family, parenting skills are needed. Also time management and organising skills are likely to become important.
  • Other important skills like conflict resolution, stress- management and problem solving skills are needed throughout life.