Almost every business and school in the city of Dayton is closed today. In fact, based on the size of this storm, I’m guessing businesses and schools in wide swaths of the country are closed today.
There was a time when weather like this meant we all took a break. It was impossible to get to work, the kids had nowhere to go, and so we all stayed home and enjoyed an unexpected holiday.
Of course, thanks to the internet, lots of us no longer have to leave our homes to be productive. When you can do almost as much from your desk at home as you can from the office, the grown-up choice seems to be to carry on as usual.
But what if you didn’t?
What if, just this one time, you took the day off like you did when you were in school. You could:
- Take a nap
- Make hot chocolate
- Watch silly movies
- Play board games
- Sneak in a secret play date
- Not feel guilty about it
The work on your desk will still be there when you get back, and the increased creativity and motivation you experience after an unexpected break like this will more than make up for the hours you lost.
Did you try it?
Share in the comments! What do you do with unexpected time off?