How our day goes is not always determined by our mornings, but having a decent start can certainly help the rest of it along. If you wake up on time, manage to bathe, eat, and remember to wash your thermos out so you can take coffee to work, then you’re doing pretty good. However, coffee is a big part of that equation, and should you forget to set up the grounds and water the night before, then it’s iffy whether or not your morning brew will be ambrosia or swill.
We’re all worried with how we smell. We use scented soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, laundry detergent, and sprays to hide the natural smells our bodies produce. The one thing that is the hardest to hide, is the delightful aroma left behind after using the bathroom. When you have guests over and nature calls, you can’t exactly say no, but you can try your best to cover your tracks so to speak.
We all wish there was an “easy button” for different aspects of our lives. It would be awfully convenient if we could just press a button, and then relationship, work, and other problems in life would just disappear. While you can’t whisk away issues with people, you can make other parts of life far easier. Our smartphones have certainly made things more streamlined, but they can’t do everything for us.
Every day seems to stitch tighter and tighter together schedule-wise. We have less time to relax, and have to find solace in little moments throughout the day. Sometimes, the daily rituals we do are enough to calm our minds, and help us wake up or go to sleep. While coffee is known to be a big part of our mornings, it also plays a role in our evenings as well since we have to set up the coffeemaker for the next day.
We all want to be more efficient and cut down on electric bills, but many of the “solutions” that have come up are often expensive (its takes money to save money, right?). However, not all of us are so well off that we can toss hundreds or thousands at new energy management systems. For those of us just scraping by, spending a little and saving a lot is the only way things can be done.
Slowly but surely, homes across the world will be controlled via app or completely automated. There are already a number of devices that can automate your lighting, locks, hubs, and thermostat. These all have their own corresponding app, but wouldn’t it be nice if they were all voice controlled so you didn’t even have to open an app to tell it what to do?
There are so many appliances, gadgets, and gizmos in our home that it’s hard to monitor how much energy we use. If it’s not something you pay attention to, then starting from scratch with regulating your usage to try and reduce your energy costs can be a bit dizzying. While it will save you more in the long run, it will take a lot of time to learn your own habits of use.
Waking up in the middle of the night with a severe need to use the bathroom or get a glass of water leaves you very disoriented. You could have lived in the same spot for over ten years, and will still run into a piece of furniture or the door frame en route to your destination. The one thing that would help you snake through these obstacles is a bit of light, but flipping on the main lightswitch is only going to blind you.
It’s difficult to try and go through a day without using an item that is powered by electricity. Almost all of the ways we cook food, communicate with one another, and work is plugged into the grid. That very reason is why it’s somewhat devastating for the power to go out. While it would be nice if a power outage didn’t affect us so much, there really aren’t any ways to keep things on, other than having a backup system. However, that turns on more lights than necessary, and you can’t run much on it anyway.