06 Mar Restart and Recharge
By this time, everyone is probably sick and tired of the constant stream of new snow pouring from the sky like an endless tap. You wake up, initially filled with the joy you had as a child at the prospect of a snow day. That used to mean rolling around in the snow, making forts, throwing snowballs, then rushing inside for a cup of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows. However, you then remember that you are now out of school and snow instead means waking early, shoveling, still going to work, then coming back to do more shoveling.
Just like walking in a winter wonderland, eh?
However, never fear. There are some positive sides to this snow frenzy.
First of all, on snow days and rainy days, one is more likely to get more work done than they do on sunny days. It means higher productivity and fewer notions of procrastination to halt the work process. Translated, it means your boss is happy and who can really hope for a better gift?
There are also those few people who love this weather and they’re happier than a pooh bear with a pot of honey. They see snow storms as an adventure and God’s tumultuous beauty ranging through the skies. If you’re brave enough,you can try to view it in this way to change your perspective and see the aesthetic qualities of nature.
What if neither of the situations above apply to you? Your boss is still perturbed or you don’t want to look out your window any more.
Then it’s time to just go with the flow, do as the Romans do, and jump in the snow.
I am serious. Take a break, find the nearest snow pile, and fall into it. Make a snow angel. Throw a couple snow sliders at a coworker. Go with the flow and make use of it while it’s still out there. Sometimes the best way to conquer a burden is to work with it.
Now all you clever birds out there know that, while this post is centered around a snowstorm, it does not solely have to apply to an extended winter. You can get through this because your mind is creative. Let it go, let it snow, and wait for spring.
On how bad weather brings greater productivity, from the Wharton School, click