Developing a strong set of personal skills is essential for growth. There are many different areas that can be focused on including Emotional (coping with stress, dealing with emotions), Thinking (critical thinking, problem solving), and Social (communication, empathy). Skills that make you more employable include leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal. Skills that make your life easier include repair, cooking, self defence, language, computer/tech etc. Gain new skills by taking online courses, pursuing an internship, reading articles and listening to audio books, volunteering, working with a mentor, and practising a lot. Mastering a new skill is a great way to give yourself a confidence boost, find an outlet for stress or creativity, and/or meet new like-minded people. What is something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do?