Tag Archives: Independent living

Developing Problem-Solving Skills

Life is filled with many problems that need solving. Problems may result from everyday situations, relationships, opportunities, challenges, changes, and even crises. Sometimes the situations you face are complex, involve other people, and need multiple decisions. Some problems may feel so overwhelming that you try to avoid dealing with them. Solving problems effectively is a skill you can learn. Continue reading

Developing Decision-Making Skills

Decisions are part of life. Each day you make countless decisions, or choices. Each decision you make has a unique set of characteristics. As you make decisions, you will find that following a step-by-step process will result in easier decisions and better results. In addition, you will want to take a positive approach to decision-making and avoid negative approaches. Continue reading

Recognizing Factors that Influence You

Both internal and external factors influence everything you do. Internal variables are very personal and include your values, goals, emotions, needs and wants. Your personal priorities, the comparative importance you place on each of these factors, may influence you as well. External variables, including family, friends, and other factors, also influence you. Continue reading

Making the Most of Resources

Resources are the tools you will use to make the most of your life. While people have the same types of resources, your personal set of resources is unique. For example, not everyone has the same knowledge and skills or the same amount of energy. For that reason, decisions about the use of resources are very personal. Continue reading