Continuing to post old tips I failed to post way back when.  This one is from November 16, 2019.


Help your future self out.

There are certain things you know are going to happen each day.  So, make your future self happy by preparing beforehand.

For example, it’s cold these days.  Your car windshield is probably going to frost overnight.  Instead of shivering in the car while you wait for it to defrost, throw a small blanket, or towel over your windshield before you go to bed.  In the morning, you will be good to go.  If you don’t want to throw a towel over your windshield, you can actually order a windshield snow cover from Amazon.  Here’s one:  (I don’t know if it’s worth it… because I use a towel.  My neighbors love me.)

Here’s another example.  You are going to need your car keys tomorrow morning.  Make sure you know where they are before you go to bed.  Your future self will be happy it doesn’t have to stumble around in the dark looking for car keys.  Your future shins will be especially happy.  (A shin is a tool for finding furniture in the dark.) 

One last example.  If you take lunch to work, or school, make it the night before.  Then, you do not have to make lunch in the morning.  With five kids, I can tell you from experience, this tip can save you a lot of time in the morning.  

So, there you go.  Think about your future self.  Then do something nice your future self.   Your future self will be very grateful to your past self.