Thursday, August 13, 2015

Can weather control your productivity?

I am having a sort of a hard time feeling inspired today. I hope that if I just write that I can work myself up to it. I just don't want to fake anything in the blogs. YES, I want this to be successful but even more so I want it to be honest.

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I think part of the reason I am feeling uninspired is the weather. Which might be interesting to mention for the fact that it's bright and sunny out! I am the kind of person who thrives on dark and dreary. I always thought I was MADE for Seattle. If it rained everyday I would feel right at home.

I have known this about myself for a long time and when I wake up and see cloudy skies I get immediately excited for all that I know I will get done that day.......Why is that?

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Everyone is different, but I know most people are thrilled for sunny skies and "perfect weather." I think for me I want to feel productive. On a beautiful day I feel distracted because there is a pull for me to go outside and I feel guilty for not being outside and enjoying the weather. If it is rainy I know it's alright to be inside working and I feel ahead of the game for not just laying around being lazy like most people tend to do when it's "yucky" out.

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This works the same for seasons. I actually love the fall and winter because I tend to get the most accomplished. Michigan winters can tend to be very very long so I will get some cabin fever towards the end of winter. For the most part I would rather have a day that forces me to bundle up inside my studio and art away!

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Another reason why I think I enjoy rainy and snowy weather over sunny bright skies is because I absolutely HATE being hot and sweaty. Michigan is the worst for humidity and I become a cranky, whiny, mess if it's hot and humid. I definitely get more accomplished if I am not cranky ahaha.

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Do you find that certain weather effects your productivity? Do you relate to my love for rainy days or are you motivated by the new opportunities in the air from spring? Maybe you love the fall colors and it puts you right in the mood for the perfect productivity!

Until Tomorrow - Dream Away
Samantha Menzo

Etsy Featured Item of the Day:

I'm Only Happy When It Rains Long-Sleeve Tee by- lulusimonTEES

Song of the Day:
Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love

Color of the Day:
Cinnamon slate


  1. Thank you for featuring my rain of hearts hoop :)

    I totally understand you! I hate hot weather, I hate summer, I hate going out of the shower to a humid day outside...

    I love the winter! the rain, the cold wind...gray sky makes my heart sing ;-)

    1. I loved your Etsy shop and it was my pleasure! Thank you for coming to check out the blog!

      I am glad I am not crazy with my love for the rain! I hate when people complain about a good rainy day or the first snowfall!

      Have a great day!
      Samantha Menzo
      Cloud Nine Studios

    2. I wish we had snow here in Israel :)
      I can't wait for summer to be over...

      Have a great weekend :)


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