Many of us find that our habits unconsciously change when the weather turns cold.  If the sun is not shining we often find that energy levels drop and so too does our productivity.

Stay active

The middle of the school year is often where the most important concepts are taught and so students need to make sure they are getting the most out of their study at this time.

While it might be tempting to stay curled up in front of the TV where it’s warm and cosy, an active brain relies on an active body.

Unless it’s raining heavily, encourage your kids to rug up and get outside.  Despite what many people believe, they won’t catch a cold just from being outside when it’s cold.

Keep to a schedule

With the dwindling daylight hours, it often seems that we have less time to get things done.

If you don’t have one already, create a realistic schedule and try to stick to it, especially when it’s cold and dark outside.

Make a to-do list

Following on from the last tip, setting goals will give you focus, especially when it doesn’t come naturally!

Stay off Social Media

Bad weather might seem the perfect excuse to sit in where it’s warm and catch up on all those Facebook posts you have been missing out on, but if you have a tendency to get hooked on Social Media, you may find that your habits become worse when it’s cold.

Once you become aware of what motivates you and your children there really is no reason that this cannot be maintained throughout the year, regardless of the season.

Who knows – actively putting measures in place before the cold really sets in might just see this the most productive winter yet!