In our world today, common sense seems to be few and far in between. Because it’s common sense day, here are some common, common sense things that you shouldn’t need to be reminded of. Sometimes though, we all need a refresher.
Be Kind to Others
Treat others as you would want to be treated, with respect, empathy, and compassion.
Practice Good Hygiene
Wash hands regularly, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and stay home when you’re sick to prevent the spread of illness.
Manage Your Finances
Live within your means, save for emergencies, and make wise investments to secure your financial future. This should be general knowledge, but many still fail at following this common sense advice.
Respect the Environment
Reduce, reuse, and recycle to minimize your carbon footprint, and support eco-friendly practices whenever possible.
Wear seatbelts, helmets, and other protective gear as appropriate, and avoid risky behaviors that could harm yourself or others.
Listen actively, speak clearly, and strive to understand others’ perspectives to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.
Stay up to date on current events, be critical of sources, and seek out diverse viewpoints to make informed decisions.
Own up to your mistakes, learn from them, and take action to make things right.
Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health by getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and seeking help when needed.
Express appreciation for the people and things in your life, and cultivate a positive outlook to improve your overall well-being.
Follow through on your commitments, show up on time, and communicate clearly to build trust and respect in your relationships.
Anticipate potential challenges, set goals, and make a plan to achieve them to increase your chances of success.
Put yourself in others’ shoes, listen with an open mind, and show compassion to build stronger relationships.
Follow the Law
Respect laws and regulations to maintain order and safety in society, and hold yourself accountable for your actions.
Adapt to changing circumstances, be open to new experiences, and be willing to compromise to achieve your goals.
Recognize your limitations, admit when you’re wrong, and be willing to learn from others to improve yourself.
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