Posts Tagged ‘minimalism’

The Awareness of No Heat

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Do you often think about your furnace?
The odds are that you don’t, and that it’s turned up somewhere in the low-to-mid twenties (Celsius; you Fahrenheit types know what yours is set to). But what if you turned that down?

In my day-to-day life, I’ve turned the thermostat down to about 15 degrees, and suddenly I found myself noticing every time the furnace came on. That’s because I need it, now, and it’s no longer just something that happens in the background.

Any time you’re comfortable, try doing with less. You’ll notice more about your surroundings.