Getting ahead of things is turning out to be sort of the go to life hack I’ve been looking for all my life.
I’m sort of just naturally lazy and it’s probably genetic.
I take after my mom who spent most of her life inside the air conditioning while she paid someone else to take care of things. When I’m not inside the zone controlled HVAC of my office, I like to be as easy and untroubled as possible. And I was super averse to doing the chores and maintenance stuff that needed to be done. Instead, I sort of opted for an all out assault once things got so backed up and then all that stuff became pressing. I had the juice for that style of life for a bit. But once I hit my mid 40’s, that was over and I felt overwhelmed trying to live that sort of lifestyle. These days, I’m getting stuff done along the way instead of waiting until big deadlines. This has really helped me with stress levels as well as getting stuff done right. Like, instead of sitting in the HVAC of my living room watching football all weekend last fall, I got about the winter prep for the house. It doesn’t take all that much really to seal the house up tight in order to maximize the HVAC heating efficiency. Yet, it makes such a big difference when it comes to the high cost of HVAC heating. And once I have the house winterized, I simply call the HVAC company to have the heating maintenance done on the gas furnace to cap it all off.