Some people are naturally hard workers. They feel good at accomplishing tasks and achieving goals. If you’re one of these people, you work hard to make things happen. Unfortunately, things may be lost, damaged, ruined or broken for to no fault of your own.
What should you do about mitigating or preventing losses? In many instances, you can protect things that you love or that you’ve built or that you’ve earned with a few simple steps. A little forethought can prevent regret.
Here are 5 examples of how to start protecting the things that you love:
1. Protect your home from burglars
While there are many DIY ways to make your home safer, you will get far better results if you sign up for the services of a local home security installation company, preferably one that offers a monitoring system like ADT. An ADT home security monitoring system will safeguard your home against break-ins and protect your home, your family, your pet and your possessions. They provide home automation technology to manage your home security system. This means that even when you’re away from home, you can stay connected to it with remote access.
2. Protect your lawn and garden from dogs, birds, and heavy rain
If you have a curbside garden where owners with dogs pass by, a simple sign will help prevent dogs from defecating or peeing on your grass. While you might expect owners to be more mindful, sometimes they aren’t because they’re tired or indifferent or distracted. A simple sign can make them aware that you want to safeguard your grass and flowers.
Another danger to your lawn and gardens could be birds if you’ve just planted seeds. For instance, if you’ve just planted grass seeds, cover it with a biodegradable burlap bag to prevent birds from eating the seeds.
Finally, your lawn or garden might be damaged if there is heavy rain. This can be particularly damaging if your lawn is in a low area. If this is the case, install a drain to divert rain from accumulating in certain areas or causing soil erosion. Clogged gutters can also cause rain to relentlessly drip down on the lawn below—so make sure your drains are clean to allow for proper drainage.
3. Protect your financial assets with insurance
Insurance can protect most of your financial assets like your car, your home, and your business. It can also protect your health care costs in case of an emergency visit to the hospital. Make a list of all the assets you have that need protection and then get sufficient coverage for them. Although you might feel reluctant to increase your monthly premiums, it’s a small price compared to paying for a large expense out of your own pocket.
4. Protect your health and well-being through preventative medicine
People aren’t healthy simply due to good fortune. The older they get, the more they tend to do the right things to protect their health through things like proper diet, exercise, and stress management. Don’t wait for a health crisis to serve as a wake-up call before you start taking preventative health measures. Instead, be proactive and figure out what you have to do to keep your good health or what you need to do to mitigate or reverse a current health problem.
5. Protect your career and mental health through continuing education
It certainly pays dividends to cultivate your mind in various ways. For instance, by studying subjects related to your career, you will steadily improve your value to your company and protect your income. In the long run, too, if you keep your mind active and alert, you will tend to make much more sensible decisions and be far less likely to suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. You can cultivate your mind through a course of self-study or by taking formal classes.
Ultimately, what we’re talking about here is protecting your good fortune, which is often a result of your diligent efforts over time. If for instance you’ve spent hours every weekend cultivating the perfect garden, it only makes sense to take what precautions you can to keep things looking good—whether it’s pulling out weeds, getting rid of pests, or digging a ditch. Taking care of plants is not just about cultivating them but also protecting them. Another example: if you’ve risen in your company through hard work, it only makes sense to protect your career success through continuing education in your field.