Today’s predicted storm hasn’t turned out quite as expected. While early forecasts showed us buried in snow, it looks like we have more to fear from skating-rink-like conditions at the moment. Layers of snow interspersed with ice and freezing rain promise to make transportation a nightmare over the next couple of days, and high winds mean that power outages are still a definite possibility. But much of the city has taken its leave, and a good chunk of the workforce is comfortably ensconced on the couch. Outside of our region, clients continue with business as usual, and the requests keep coming.
What do you do when you prepare for a very likely disruption or course correction, and then it doesn’t happen? Or what if you are forced to take a break from your expected schedule? Treat it as a gift – the gift of time. Catch up on paperwork. Reschedule work you can do today to make room for emergencies (or at least, “urgencies”) that will surely follow tomorrow. And use at least some small piece of that gift to recharge, refuel, and plan for something that inspires you. Use some of these great Productivity Tips so when you do return to the office, you’re in top form. That will help you get through the backlog you’ll face when the interruption has come and gone. Live this day like it’s your own. It is.
There’s no day like a snow day,
Megann and Steve