The snow has begun to fall and it officially feels like winter. Your usual work routine may need some minor adjustments to ensure that you are productive and ready to tackle each day.
Dress in layers
The outdoors may be freezing, and the office may be as well. Be sure to bundle up for the varying temperature you will encounter throughout the day.
Keep your car in check
Make sure your car is ready for the cold: check your tires, keep a brush in your car, and double-check the heating system.
Wake up earlier
Instead of jumping in your car and heading off to work like you would during the warmer months, you may need to give your car a few minutes to wake up as well. Weather can be unpredictable this time of year, and traffic patterns may change as a result. Leaving ten minutes earlier may not be the worst idea.
Keep a blanket or extra sweater at work or in your car. You never know if the heat will always work or exactly how cold the day ahead will get.
Keep nonperishable snacks stocked and have a portable charger readily available as well. You never know if there will be a power outage or emergency where you get stuck in one place for longer than expected.
Be prepared for all the winter season may entail. This will relieve stress and allow for more productivity no matter what is thrown your way.