Isn’t it funny how some things become regular habits, even when you don’t realize the automatic programming that’s taken place in your brain? For instance, how often do you pick up your iPhone and check for modern notifications? If there are none, do you still open it and check your SMS inbox? When there is nothing there, do you open up Instagram and scroll through about three times? Afterwards, do you turn off your iPhone screen as though nothing ever happened? Rinse, repeat? Yeah, technology has entirely given us all some crazy modern ticks.
Recently, I noticed a modern habit of my own when our indoor air temperature system completely failed. More recognizably, our town lost power in a storm and our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C device was electrocuted by lightning. The central heating and cooling device was entirely fried, and there was no chance in the least that it was going to turn on anytime soon. I knew I needed a professional heating and cooling specialist to come inspect our sad air handling device and let myself and others know the prognosis! Honestly, I figured that the air quality device was shot. I was anxiously pacing around the household, Googling possible solutions for purchasing a modern energy efficient heating and cooling device for the household, when I realized that I was doing something nonsensical! Even though I knew the central heating and cooling device was done for, I couldn’t stop myself from strolling past the temperature control device every hour or two and touching a button so that the screen came on. I would read the high indoor air temperature, press the down button as if the air conditioning device was going to work, and wait to hear cool air passing through the HVAC vents. Even separate from power, I couldn’t stop touching this temperature control unit.