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Six Ways to Have a Productive Snow Day | Louella Reese

Six Ways to Have a Productive Snow Day

With Wednesday being a snow day here in Charlotte, I’m sharing six ways to have a productive snow day! 

Six Ways to Have a Productive Snow Day | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

If you follow me on any social media outlet, you know I’m obsessing over the snow we received here in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. Snow flakes started falling early in the morning and by 9am when I looked out my office window, everything was covered with snow! I was truly blown away and couldn’t wait to get outside. Yesterday, I shared a bunch of snaps Joshua and I took while exploring the winter wonderland that was Charlotte Wednesday. Sadly, the sun came out in full force on yesterday and the snow quickly melted. 

However, I really enjoyed the snow day! With the cold temperatures, messy roads, and basically everything closing down in Charlotte, snow days are the perfect excuse to stay inside. To cozy up in your pajamas and big sweaters. And if you’re like me, drink lots of hot tea. While some snow days are meant for watching movies snuggled up on the couch, others are meant for being uber productive. Which is what Joshua and I choose Wednesday! We both worked a full work day, crossed lots off our to do lists, and still fit in some time to play in the snow. 

So how can you be productive on a snow day? 

Six Ways to Have a Productive Snow Day

1. Clean out your inbox  – The dreaded inbox. There’s never a time we really want to do this or feel we have time to do this. However, a snow day is the perfect time to finally sit down and organize + clean out your inbox.

  • Create folders to organize
  • Delete unnecessary emails
  • Unsubscribe from subscription lists you never want to see an email from again {or those you need to stop getting so you stop shopping}. If you haven’t tried, I totally recommend it! It’s a one stop spot for unsubscribing from all those stores, companies, job boards, etc..that you no longer want to receive emails from. 

2. Organize that calendar – If both you and your significant other are home due to the snow day, sit down and plan out your social/work life calendar for the next month or two {or season}! Merge your Google Calendars and schedule out all of your events, family get togethers, and trips. Being able to check your phone for your significant other’s schedule rather than text them about it a million times is SO nice and saves some frustration. I promise, you’ll be incredibly thankful you did tas the weeks unfold. 

  • If you’re single, plan out your travels, events, work out classes, you can really enjoy your down time when you have it and also make sure you get those work outs in to keep up with those New Years resolutions.  
  • If you’re a blogger, use this day to really work on your editorial calendar and plan out your posts for the next couple of weeks or months, if you have the ability to do that. Having an editorial calendar that is organized and planned out is so helpful! Takes a lot of pressure off of you and tends to help me stay more consistent with my posting.   

3. Clean – Now I know this isn’t too exciting but being stuck indoors all day is truly a great time to clean! Plus, if you’re there all day, it might as well be a clean space you’re in, right? Dust, vacuum, wipe down the kitchen counters, sweep/mop the floor. And if you really get into the cleaning mode, open your closet. Even though it’s a snow day, winter won’t be here for that much longer. Purge that closet!

4. Workout – Now you’re all probably like NO! But Wednesday when we were home for our snow day, I did my 28 minute BBG workout {which is SO easy to do at home} and felt a lot much better about sitting in the house most of the day. I also gained more energy from doing it which then made me do more items on my to do list. Plus, I felt pretty productive upon completing it! Why not cross one workout for the week off at home? You can wear your big t-shirt, shorts, and crazy hair, no one will see you haha

5. Read a Book – I know most of us have a book sitting on a shelf or on our nightstand at home that we’ve been meaning to read. Maybe you’ve started it or maybe you haven’t even opened the cover yet. Well a snow day is kind of meant for curling up on the couch and spending a little time reading. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and really enjoy! After all, if you completed #4 above, you deserve a little hot cocoa.

6. Relax – Yes, I am listing relaxing as a productive thing to do. Most of us don’t get enough relaxing in our lives. So when we do, it’s productive. It’s good for us, necessary for our bodies and minds, and it feels good! So grab that book from #5, pour yourself a glass of wine, and prepare a warm bubble bath. Then lock the door, leave your phone on the other side of it, and relax! I


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  1. Great list of things to tackle on a snow day. We had 2 snow days this past week too here in Houston. While I was not that productive it was nice all the same with my kiddos. 🙂

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
    • Thanks lady! So jealous you had two snow days, sadly we just received one. Spending time with the kids it probably number one on the productive list!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  2. Kelssey Layton wrote:

    It’s so easy to use snow days to be extra lazy! But I totally took advantage of getting some much needed organizing done during the snow storm this week! Love all of your tips!

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  3. Danielle wrote:

    All great tips! One of my favorite things to do on a day off is get organized with my blog.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  4. Rach wrote:

    Oo I need to keep this in mind! we rarely have snow days in chicago, but there are day swhen I am too cold to go outside. This gives me a purpose for not going outside haha.

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  5. Morgan wrote:

    All great suggestions!! I should have worked on my calendar :-/ oh well .. next snow day!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  6. Anna english wrote:

    Productive snow days sounds great, but I’m all about staying cozy on the couch!

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    Haha this definitely sounds like me on a snow day. WE’ve been getting so much snow lately that I’ve had to be creative. I’ve been getting so much blog planning and prep in since I can’t seem to leave my house! Love it!

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  8. Shelby wrote:

    These are so good. I’m wishing I had read this earlier today!


    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  9. Girl i wish i could be as PRODUCTIVE as you on a snow day. It snowed here in Wake Forest, NC and i was totally unmotivated. I’ll have to use your tips because snow days make me feel not productive.

    Posted 1.20.18 Reply
    • Aw thanks gal! Some snow days I’m on the couch binge watching Netflix and others are productive like this. Good to have a balance haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.18 Reply
  10. roxy wrote:

    We were going a little stir-crazy during the last storm, wish I’d had these tips then! Cleaning is probably my favorite snow day activity when we’re stuck inside…followed closely by relaxing. 🙂

    Posted 1.20.18 Reply
    • Well both of those are perfect! I’m right there with you on the cleaning. I like the space I’m stuck in to be clean haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.18 Reply
  11. Stephani wrote:

    I wish we had snow days! Haha! But these tips for staying prODuctuve during snow days sound perfect!

    Xo, steph

    Posted 1.20.18 Reply
  12. Kim wrote:

    These are all great tips! I binge watched TV shows on Netflix so I will have to be more productive next time! ha!


    Posted 1.21.18 Reply
  13. LuxMommy wrote:

    Amen to all of this. It makes me feel better when I am organized!

    Posted 1.21.18 Reply
  14. Kelsey wrote:

    I wish i was able to be productive on the snow day we had the other day.. instead i spent it on the couch watching movies haha xo

    Posted 1.21.18 Reply
    • Haha that seems to be a trend here! Don’t blame y’all one bit! Have to have those relaxing days.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.18 Reply
  15. Rachel wrote:

    Such a great post! Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 1.22.18 Reply
  16. Ruthie wrote:

    I cant say that I miss snow days but, they were really nice every once in a while!! Love this list!!

    Posted 2.9.18 Reply