When I was younger, I loved snow days. It meant you could stay home, sleep in, watch cartoons on television, read books for fun, and not have to worry about homework deadlines for another day. Now that I’m out of school and in the working world, I like snow days because you can work on things that might get put on the backburner during the regular work days. I’ve come up with a few tips to maximize your snow day.
- Wake up at the normal time (unless you’re not feeling well. In that case, take some time to rest.) By waking up at the right time, you’ll stay on the same sleep schedule, which will make it easier for when you go back to work. It also gives you a full day to work… at home.
- Eat a healthy breakfast. How will you be able to work today without a good breakfast? You can work without breakfast, but you can increase your ability to focus without an empty stomach. My favorite is yogurt and an omelet.
- Stretch, walk, move! Take some time to exercise in some way. For example, you can walk for 30 minutes or find an exercise video on YouTube. By giving yourself a workout, you’ll feel better for the day.
- Prioritize your list of To-Dos. What’s the most important thing to get done today? Work on that first. You can try The Daily Muse’s “Better To-Do List: The 1-3-5 Rule” if you have difficulty figuring out how to prioritize.
- Get started!
Ideas To Work On From Home
- Does your library or business have a Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media network? If you have access, use your snow day as a Connect & Engage Day with your community.
- If you’re looking for a library job, try this site out: http://inalj.com. Make your snow day the day you find your dream library job!
- Daydream about ways to improve your library or business. Use your snow day as a planning day. What can you do to make your company’s or your customer’s lives easier?
No matter how you use your snow day, make the most of it!