I start to notice diminished air quality in our home if I stupidly forget to change the filter and put in a new one
If I didn’t schedule my computer virus scans, they would never happen. I am extremely forgetful, especially with tasks as tedious as manually opening one’s virus software program once or twice a month. If I can’t schedule something to happen on its own, I have to write them down somewhere or create notifications on my phone as reminders. My wife gets frustrated with me when I forget an important date, but I’m genuinely trying to avoid that at all costs. I don’t forget our anniversary date thankfully, but I have forgotten about promises made to my children and that’s why I try to avoid making promises if I know that I’ll struggle to keep them. Other times I’ll tell my wife that I’ll get a particular chore accomplished with a particular span of time, but then I forget. I need to clean our rain gutters, vacuum the car, wash the windows outside, as well as organize the basement. But one chore that I shouldn’t be forgetting at this stage in my life is swapping out the HVAC filter for a new one. Since we live in an environment with a lot of airborne allergens, we ideally need a new air conditioner filter every four to six weeks. I start to notice diminished air quality in our home if I stupidly forget to change the filter and put in a new one. The last time I put in a new air conditioner filter the old one was completely clogged with dust, dirt, and pollen. I was ashamed that I had forgotten to replace the a/c filter again, so I didn’t bother showing the dirty one to my wife afterward.