How to Transfer Utilities On Time When You Lack Executive Functioning Skills
September 14, 2022

How to Transfer Utilities On Time When You Lack Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning skills are the hallmark of accountants, business leaders and pretty people with good handwriting. Executive functioning skills facilitate the behaviors required to plan and achieve goals and include such skills as proficiency in adaptable thinking, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, working memory, time management, and organization.

So how, you may wonder, do people function in today’s society when they lack these particular skills? What happens to the non-accountant, artsy-types when they’re moving and have to figure out how to not only transfer utilities but to do so on time? 

If executive functioning skills are not among your many blessings, fret not – we have some handy tips to help you transfer your utilities and avoid a lifetime of phone calls from collections agencies. 

1. Don’t Panic

First of all, take a deep breath and understand that there is nothing wrong with you. In executive functioning skills assessments for adults, it has been noted that the most creative individuals often test low in executive functioning skills, but that doesn’t make them any worse or better than their business executive counterparts. Sometimes dubbed “executive dysfunction,” a term which we at Banana Box reject, such creative individuals thrive in other areas, like innovative thinking, art, music, poetry – the list goes on. 

Recognize that simply because a task like transferring utilities feels daunting to you, it does not constitute any sort of personal failing, so please don’t waste any time feeling down on yourself. Consider taking an executive functioning skills assessment for adults, just for fun. As a palette cleanser, skim this article from the Harvard Business Review about the competitive advantages of neurodiversity. Then, get back to the task at hand: transferring your utilities. 

2. Ask for Moral Support

Sometimes all you need to get through something harrowing is a little help from your friends. If you have a roommate, a friend or a mom you could call, ask them if they would be willing to help encourage you to get through this painful endeavor. Sometimes you have to be your own advocate, and being your own advocate includes knowing when to ask for help.  

Maybe even offer them a reward for their moral support, such as pizza. Which brings us to our next tip.

3. Utilize a Reward System

As studies have shown, the reward system works to increase levels of dopamine in your brain in response to a specific action. Even if that specific action is something you hate, like transferring utilities, setting up a reward system for yourself can do wonders in getting you through it. If you are moving, chances are you’ll have to transfer more than one utility. We recommend breaking this up into smaller chunks and tackling one utility at a time. Once your friend or mom figure has arrived to offer their requested moral support, make the first phone call to the electric company and transfer! that! utility! After you’ve accomplished this one transfer, you will feel a huge weight off your shoulders and a sense of accomplishment. Now it’s time for your reward! Treat yourself to your favorite snack or an episode of your favorite show. Do not, however, let this break turn into an all-day marathon. You’ve got more utilities to transfer! 

Imagine the relief of having already transferred all of the utilities washing over you like a warm bath or a cleansing swim in the ocean. This place of repose is not far off. All you need to do is follow the above steps and before you know it, those utilities will be transferred and you’ll be packing up your plastic moving boxes from your favorite moving company near you, which is us. 

Embrace Neurodivergence with Banana Box

If you’ve taken an executive functioning skills assessment for adults and found that you are one of many who finds transferring utilities and moving to be a challenge, never fear – Banana Box is here! Banana Box delivers plastic moving boxes and packing supplies directly to your door, complete with locking lids and sturdy bottoms, making our plastic moving boxes easier to load, lift and carry than cardboard boxes. We’ll even connect you with vetted local movers to help with the heavy lifting. 

After you transfer those @#$%&! utilities, make your move more a-peel-ing and the best moving company near you: Banana Box