I HATE SNOW!
But one thing I do love is being home for once. If you are like me, you juggle about 10-15 different tasks within a 24 hour time period. If you aren't like me and expect to Netflix and chill all weekend I am advising you now not to do that. Okay maybe one episode of Making A Murderer...
Here are 5 Do's and Don'ts for having a productive snow day.
1. DO: Clean your personal space
When I finally cleaned my room and disposed of all the unnecessary junk I had in my draws and shelves, I literally felt a huge sigh of relief. Clearing your personal area of old memories from exes or things that you don't need will give you a clean refreshed feeling.
DON'T: Create more junk in your personal space
Whatever you do, don't create a mess in your living room with junk food, ice cream, wine, and paper everywhere. You will regret it once the snow clears. Be organized and set up an area in your kitchen where you can work on things you've been procrastinating. If there is a 2016 goal you set for yourself that you have not yet started, now is the time to start.
2. DO: Mediate & clear your mind
Nothing brings you more peace than providing yourself with a little me time. After running around all week you owe it to yourself to just relax and clear your head. Light a candle, make some tea, and pull out a pen and paper. Let your random thoughts flow.
DON'T: Sleep all day
-___- Now if you don't get up.... I get it, it's cold and you want to curl up in your snuggly all day and watch reruns of Love & Hip Hop, but no. When the snow storm is over you want to have a satisfying feeling of accomplishing something you didn't have time to accomplish earlier in the week.
3. DO: Workout!!
Do your body good and do a quick 30 minute workout. It will put your mind in a good place to keep your energy up. Great apps to download are Ab Workout, Jillian Michaels, Daily Leg Workout, Ab Trainer, and Daily Yoga. They provide great basic workouts for at home fitness. It's great to keep your heart rate up and then enjoy a great protein fruit shake.
DON'T: Be lazy
Yes, I know this is hard to do especially after working all week. The couch looks extra comfy and your bed has a shining light around it saying come to me! You have to be strong. Do what you are resisting. You will feel good afterwards. Have the mental willpower to accomplish at least 3 things.
4. DO: Listen to a motivational podcast
Be productive and get inspired. Great podcasts to listen to are No Parking by Rana Campbell, Oprah and EckhartTolle, and mytaughtyou.com. All of these podcasts are so inspirational and will motivate you to get out of bed and conquer the world.
DON'T: Watch mindless TV all day
Please don't sit in front of the TV and watch reruns of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Love and Hip Hop, or Real Housewives, you will regret it. Fill your mind with things that will push you to be great and fearless.
5. DO: Read a book
How many books have you procrastinated to finish reading? I have about 3 books I need to finish. My personal favorites right now are Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office, The Essentials of Business Etiquette, Make Yourself Marketable, and The Cashflow Quadrant. I'm not telling you to go out in the snowstorm to get these books BUT you should definitely order them. Pick up a book and stimulate your mind, or find a great e-book online.
DON'T: Scroll through social media all day. Trust me you aren't missing anything but photos of snow from everyone's foggy window, and complaints about shoveling. Save yourself the trouble and don't even open Instagram and Twitter, unless you're bragging to your friends about how productive you've been during the snowstorm :) You're welcome.
Share this post with someone who needs to get out of bed and be productive during the snow storm. Happy shoveling!