The Northeast is getting slammed today with crazy wind and snow totals that are supposed to amount to many. Better known as a "Nor'easter". Yesterday everyone ran around in a panic for their milk, bread and wine so that they could hibernate and sit back and watch what the Snow Meiser had in store for them today. New Year gym and low-carb resolutions are temporarily out the window because crispy lettuce and cucumbers are chilly and fresh baked blueberry and banana muffins turn into warm blankets of comfy goodness.
So what can you do to stay productive during a weekday storm so that you don't feel like total slackers and diet crashers? Here are 5 productive things to do during a snow storm besides eat and drink yourselves into oblivion.
1.) Read an inspiring book. Dr. Brene Brown and Adam Grant are a couple of authors that I turn to when I need motivation or a boost in productivity. Look at your dusty bookshelf and see if there are any books that you bought and "intended" to read but they are still sitting there aging like some tasty Double Gloucester cheddar cheese.
2.) Organize your surroundings. That stack of messy bills on the corner of your table, the Christmas decorations that still need to be put away, that home office that you haven't been working in because the Feng Shui energy is so bad in there that you just might get electrocuted. Whatever you've been avoiding, take care of it today and not only will you feel better right now, but it will make you so much more productive tomorrow.
3.) Learn something new. If you still have electricity on in your house log-on and watch a webinar or stream an enlightening podcast. What's on your 2018 list of things you want to learn or be better at? Oh you don't have a list yet? Write a list and then log-on and start that educational process now.
4.) Write thank you letters. Who did you forget to thank in 2017? Who brought over Christmas cookies or homemade jam in December? Think of everyone that you forgot to thank last year, make a list and start writing. Good ol' pen and paper. Step away from the keyboard slowly.
5.) Netflix a documentary. If you haven't seen Thirteenth yet, I highly suggest you add it to your watch list ASAP. It will blow your mind. After you've watched a documentary or two you can go back to binge watching Orange is the New Black if you want to. You'll feel less guilty about doing "nothing".
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