Cold Weather Makes Us Feel… Productive?

Winter seasons comes with a lot of things… cold, snow, darkness, and a lack of productivity. So, now that we are experiencing extreme cold, imagine how our productivity has the potential to really decrease as well. Along with checking the weather regularly, here are a few tips to keep you productive, healthy and looking toward the sunny weather.

Be healthy. Illness and cold goes hand in hand with winter, especially being in an office setting. Getting sick is a productivity killer, we have to miss work and then play the dreaded catch up game.  Eating healthier and staying on a regular exercise routine will boost your immune system and keep you from whatever bug will be floating around the office.  Along with diet and exercise, eat lunch with a buddy; it will make you happier and more productive.

Focus on habits and goals. It is never too late to start a resolution. Now is a great time to reevaluate your goals and what habits to change to reach them. You could also start a new assignment and spice up your work portfolio. Because it is dark and cold when we leave the office, it is a good time to stay late. Accomplish more work and get ahead; by the time summer gets here, we will be outside for as long as we can stand it!

Spring- ah …winter cleaning! You don’t have to wait until spring to start organizing and cleaning out your work space and home. Inside activities like redecorating, rearranging furniture, and cleaning out clutter will make help you clear your space and help you pass the dark days of winter. This isn’t just for physical space; spring clean your computer by removing or organizing documents that you don’t use anymore.

By fighting the urge to procrastinate and stay productive during the winter, we will happier, with better performance later in the year. For more tips like these, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Keep checking out our blog as well!