Over the years, people have told me that they value the fact that I have common sense, as if it is some kind of rare trait. Unfortunately, common sense is not very common, and it certainly doesn’t make sense to everyone.
Focuses on the reality of everyday affairs and not on wishful thinking or unrealistic dreams. It sees life as it is, but knows it can improve with good choices.
Requires time for research and a clear understanding of all that is involved. There is an old saying that says “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”. Taking time to gather information and seek advice can save a lot of trouble in the long run.
Consider the possibilities and consequences of each.
Sorts important facts from distractions, emotions and unwise advice from others.
Contains delayed satisfaction principles and seeks long-term benefits.
Adopt a sound practical approach where action reduces risk and results in a positive outcome.
Reflects on one’s personal values and sets good boundaries to protect them.
Transforms theory into lifestyle and knowledge into wisdom.
Strengths with exercise like a muscle that builds with exercise.
Can be learned and learned by motivated individuals who recognize the value of making good life choices.
Most of us know simple ideas of common sense, but we do not always practice them for a number of reasons that do not always make sense. We know that spending less than our income results in financial wellbeing Choosing a healthy diet and exercising regularly facilitates good health. Getting enough rest makes every day better. Reducing impulsivity and alcohol intake limits or reduces relationship problems and protects our dignity.
If you have been accused of not having common sense or discovering that your life just isn’t going as you hoped, there would be more options to consider:
Believe in yourself and the idea that you can learn new ways to do better.
Physically write down a specific topic as well as choices and consequences for each one before acting. Writing things down gives them a beginning and an end rather than letting the thoughts just go on and on in your head.
Think about the successes you or others have had in solving similar problems in the past and why it happened. What was the process used to tackle the situation?
Practice slowing down your response time so you can gather all the information you need to make a wise choice.
Consider working with a registered psychologist who is trained and experienced in problem solving.
Before you know it, others will compliment you with your common sense approach to life and you will begin to reap the rewards!