How to Make Even a Snow Day Be Productive

Posted on January 22, 2016

Today in Nashville, we are experiencing beautiful and steady snowfall. The ground is covered, children are building snowmen, and the snow is expected to continue until the wee hours of the morning. Travel is very difficult for pretty much everyone.

Nashville Map

So how do you still make a work day count when you’re stuck at home in your pj’s?

Snow Day Nashville

  • Be realistic about the break in your normal routine — and use it to your advantage.
    • This is a great opportunity to catch up on the Lynda.com classes you’ve been meaning to take. Listen to TEDtalks to keep your knowledge current. (These are some great talks focused on technology). Catch up on some of the best business articles or books of the year.
    • What are some of the videos, talks, articles, and books you’ve been meaning to dive into but haven’t had the chance? Leave them in the comments.
  • Get in the zone.
    • Harvard Business Review released an article last week about the cost of unnecessary business meetings. It said we are spending billions of dollars on unneeded meetings. At home today, you won’t have any meetings. So get in your zone and stay there. You’ll be surprised how productive you are without normal office distraction.
  • Get organized.
    • There is nothing so rewarding as being at Inbox zero. Challenge yourself to get your email cleaned up and locked down today.
    • Are there folders you need to organize on your computer? How about cleaning up your browser’s bookmarks? It’s a small task but might help you in the long run.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re working from home? Let’s learn from each other. Leave your best tips in the comments below!

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