Snow Days in Brooklyn

View from my window in Williamsburg of the snow falling

Nothing like a massive snowstorm to kick off the start of spring, am I right? Oh New York, you are just too much sometimes.

Snow days when I was little used to be like a little mini-Christmas. The whole day is yours to do whatever you want, no responsibilities! Now as an adult, snow days are a weird in between space. You’re still expected to answer work emails and Skype into meetings, but you’re also in your pajamas. Here are some of my tips to still make the most of your snow days, while not going completely MIA on your work Slack channel

1. Get creative with lunch!
The best part of working from home? No packed lunch! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty horrible at packing my lunch, which means I’m usually stuck with a sad little sandwich or running and getting something from the corner store on my break. Working from home means that not only is no one holding you to a strict 30 minute lunch break, but also you can cook a fresh lunch! I personally love trying out new recipes from this cookbook: Tasty Latest and Greatest: Everything You Want to Cook Right Now (An Official Tasty Cookbook). They’re quick, they’re easy, and most importantly, they’re DELICIOUS.

2. Play DJ for the day
I’m one of those rare people who actually doesn’t mind listening to my work’s playlist over and over again everyday. I know, weird. However, I do like to make the most of my days outside of the office by listening to my own personal taste in music. You can see in the video above that snow days are perfect for some blues music, in my opinion. But snow days are also great to jam out to music that isn’t considered “office appropriate”. Can’t get Walk It Talk It by Migos out of your head? No headphones needed, snow days are the time to BLAST it.

3. Catch up on your reading
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for some free time to finish your latest book. I usually can only find the time during my commute to and from work, but snow days are made for getting through your TBR pile. Set up push notifications on your phone for when you get a work related email and read in between meetings and Skype sessions. Working alone means not having to “look busy” 24/7.

4. Have a mini spa day!
Take your snow day uniform from childhood (aka staying in your pajamas all day) to the next level and give yourself some pampering. I’m obsessed with the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask, and I absolutely am using it right now as I type this and answer work emails. Nothing says “I did not have to go outside in 1° F weather” like healthy and glowing skin.

What are some of your favorite ways to relax on snow days? Do you love or hate working from home? Let me know in the comments below!


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