Whether you work for a company or for yourself, winter at work can be a very tough time indeed. The days are often much darker; you get up to go to work and it’s dark and cold, and it’s the same when you leave work. It can be quite depressing, and you can find yourself with very low motivation and not wanting to get much done at all.
It’s normal to feel a little low on energy and motivation during times like this, but there are things you can do if you want to survive and thrive. Read on for some tips and you might find that you feel much better:
Get Plenty Of Rest
We’re often much more tired during winter, and this can make us want to hibernate. We often need more sleep in winter than in summer, and the cold can make it much more difficult to get out of bed. Make sure you’re getting plenty of rest so that you feel good when it’s time to get up in the morning. It can be a good idea to go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, even on weekends. This will help your circadian rhythms to sync up so you have an easier time. Being tired is one of the biggest causes of truck accidents and accidents on the road, so if you drive to work or drive for work, making sure you’re well rested is essential.
Having your heating set to come on a short while before you are due to get out of bed can also be very helpful.
Come Up With A Morning Routine That You Love
A morning routine that you love will give you even more motivation to get out of bed and set you up for the day. Oftentimes, the way we start the morning is the way the rest of the day will go. If you get out of bed after snoozing your alarm and have to rush around to get ready, you probably won’t have a very nice day. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready, enjoy a hot drink, and maybe even read a chapter of a book. Give yourself time to wake up and get prepared for the day ahead. Exercising in the morning can make you feel more productive and energized for the rest of the day, and stop you from making excuses not to do it later on, too.
Make sure you dress appropriately. If it’s cold in the office, wear layers. Make sure you wear clothes that you enjoy, that make you feel productive, too. The things you wear can have a huge impact on your mindset.
Making lists of your priorities can help you to stay focused. Write out three main tasks, and then anything you complete after that is a bonus. Writing out too much can make you feel overwhelmed and if you don’t complete it, you’ll feel like you’ve failed.