Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Making the Most of a Snow Day

What do you do when the snow falls? For those of use who work primarily from home, we don’t have to worry about driving conditions. The question is: Do you work or take the day off?

We don’t get much snow in North Carolina, especially this early in the season. But we did last weekend. I personally love to see snow falling. We moved here from Colorado, so I find it amusing that people panic when a few flakes fall from the sky.

I figure you can either freak out or use the time to have fun or catch up on things. Most everything shuts down here at even the hint of snow, so why not? Here are a few suggestions in each category:

Catch up

1) Write: A blog post, a chapter in that book you’ve been meaning to start (or finish), or a song if you’re a musician.
2) Create: Great time to tweak your website, create a few memes on Canva, schedule some social media posts, or get those paints out (See previous blog post.).
3) Follow-up: Check your inbox for anything you need to follow up on and send an email.
4) Client appreciation: There’s still time to send a holiday card to clients or anyone you’ve worked with. An e-greeting is ok but a real card is even better.
5) Get organized: Get your receipts or mileage records together to get a head start on taxes, declutter your home office or studio, etc. 

Have Some Fun!

1) Go out and play in the snow! Who cares that you’re not a kid anymore? Even if you don’t have kids, you can still make a snowman, go sledding, or just go for a walk in the snow.
2) Make cookies and hot chocolate. If you’d like an adult beverage, I make Austrian hot spice wine. Very yummy! I can send you the recipe, if you like.
3) Get out the Christmas decorations. If you haven’t done so already, here’s your chance to take it to the next level and get in touch with your inner Clark Griswold.
4) Read a book! Great time to catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to get to.
5) Watch holiday movies. Great idea if you need to veg out or you’re under the weather.

Ok, so I did more on the second list than the first. It was the weekend, after all. I also had a gig and a sinus infection. I’ll keep you posted on List #1.

How about you? Which things would you do? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Dori Staehle, MBA is the owner of Rock the Next Stage and Next Stage Drumming. She’s a motivational speaker, drum teacher, drum therapist, percussionist, and the best-selling author of Find Your Divine Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula. Dori loves to share her bounce-back story and the joy and healing power of drumming with people of all ages. To book Dori for a talk, workshop, or event, click here. She brings the drums and the fun to you!