We have been extremely lucky with the warm weather this winter, which is beneficial to our efficiency and productivity. For most of us, the cold, snowy winters can make it difficult to stick with productive habits and our routine. The darkness and cold, snowy weather will increase temptation to stay inside and huddle beneath the covers. Staying consistent during the cold winter months is hard but important.
Plan for the Future
When it’s cold out, you don’t want to be outdoors, so after a while you can get pretty bored being stuck inside. Consider planning for spring and summer vacations during the winter to get your mind of the cold and give you something to look forward to throughout the cold months.
As we said, it’s common to feel the effects of cabin fever and to get a little stir crazy. Getting outside, even for a short amount of time, is important. Go for a walk around the neighborhood, or shovel the drive way/sidewalk. Exercise is always good and the sunlight will make you feel better.
Avoid Fatty and Sugary Foods
Many of us add eating better to our New Year resolutions list, and this is crucial during the winter months. Because we tend to stay indoors more and the holiday foods are hard to avoid, our productivity at work during the winter months can be difficult. The fatty and sugary foods can make us feel tired and sluggish. Bringing healthy snacks and lunches to the office will help give you more energy to stay productive and alert.
Stick With Your Routine
The holidays are a busy time of year for us all. From parties, family gatherings and other obligations, we can easily be distracted from our normal routines. It’s important to stick to a normal routine the best you can to reach your goals and complete all of your tasks.
Take advantage of the New Year and start it off in a fresh and productive way. It can be challenging getting back into the office after a few days off for the holidays and as weather gets colder it only makes it more difficult.