To be, or not to be productive on a snow day


I know you’re all probably planning on laying in bed all day and catching up on your weekly dose of reality shows, but I urge you to try to throw some productivity into your routine on this special day. Before you wince at the term productive, take a look at a list of things you can do to add a little bit of productivity to this glorious snow day!


Yes, contemplate whether or not you want to be productive today. Just sit for a second and ponder at the fact that you’ve basically been handed a day to get your stuff together, stuff you didn’t do over the weekend for whatever reason. Ah ha! I see the wheels turning and I’m starting to make some sense!

1. Do your laundry/Organize your space

Let’s be real, snow days usually come as a surprise to most of us. So there is no reason why you can’t take this time to get organized! You know that pile of dirty socks you’ve been meaning to get to these last couple of days? Yeah, well now is the time to handle that (I’m sure your roommates would agree, just saying!) Feel free to get your notes in order, or even make some flash cards for those vocab words you’ve been struggling with.

2. Play catch up on your assignments

Look, I’m not knocking a college student’s ability to actually do the assigned readings the day they’re assigned, but maybe you may want to take this time to play catch up. Try reading a little bit of everything so you at least have some idea about what you are talking about in class when the professor notices you with your head down trying not to get called on (we have all been there). Maybe, just maybe, you can even get started on that paper you’ve been dreading, or waiting until the last minute to write.

3. Update your Resume/Cover Letter

Random, yes, I know. But hear me out! There have been a number of times I have come across an internship or job posting on the last day to apply. Darn, if only I had edited my resume and cover letter! Well, now is your chance to get a head start! Might as well get it over with now so you can start shooting out your resume/cover letter and getting amazing jobs and internships. You’ll thank me in the long run!

4. Try a new recipe!

How many times have you eyed that new quesadilla recipe online, but never had the time to do it? Don’t worry; I’ll answer it for you, one too many times! So take advantage of this time and get to cooking! Try out different recipes with foods you have at home. You never know, you could create something amazing!

5. Exercise

There is no better feeling than breaking a sweat after a great workout! As much as you’ve been dying to get into the gym this semester, working out at home can be just as successful. Try doing some Zumba, Pilates, or yoga. Your body will thank you in the long run.

6. Make some money!

This should go without saying, but if you’re looking to make a little bit of change, you can walk around and offer your superb shoveling skills to your neighbors in need.

When you’re all done being productive and what not, try getting some sleep, or binge watching your favorite shows on Hulu or Netflix!

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