I’m not sure when I decided that 68 degrees was the right setting for the thermostat.
There were many years growing up when 72 was the default. One day in one home 68 became the number that stuck.
Now that I’m working next to a very large window, I’ve noticed 68 leaves me chilly. This feels like a big shift after bringing my default room temp to three different homes with differing levels of insulation.
Why would I ever expect 68 — or even 72 — to be the right setting forever?
And why is it so difficult to change the muscle memory of setting the thermostat to 68?
Things change. What worked before may not work now.
Holding onto that which no longer works could leave you out in the cold.