I’m definitely a ‘rip the bandaid off’ type of person. If something distressing is on the line, I don’t like to wait or put off work that could be done the same day. If there’s a source of conflict with a friend or coworker, I try to address the problem head on and without delay. When I was younger I was notorious for putting off issues that stressed me out, but it always resulted in more discomfort once I finally ran out of time. I’d put off studying for tests and looking for jobs while I was in high school. Sometimes I’d manage to get a great score regardless, but in other instances it was obvious I needed to get more dedicated with my life. College was difficult for much of the same reasons, but that’s where I started to change my attitude. By the time I graduated, I had quit procrastinating and avoiding difficulties in life, instead I was now taking everything head on. That has carried over into my adult life. My portable air conditioner just doesn’t seem to be working in the way I had expected it to. I couldn’t figure out why the machine wasn’t getting my studio apartment as cold as I thought it would. I kept researching problems associated with that particular model when I found a thread about the poor energy efficiency of most portable air conditioners. I had no idea that these machines pull cold conditioned air from your home back into the machine just to cool the hot compressor inside. So as cool air is generated by the machine, some of it is pulled back and then pushed outdoors after it passes over the compressor. A ductless mini split would put the compressor outdoors like with any other split HVAC system, and the unit inside would be more efficient at keeping my apartment cool.