How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Winter

by: Debra Wheatman
President, Careers Done Write


As the frosty air penetrates through my windows during wee early morning hours and I snuggle tightly within the safe haven of my comforter, I wonder what will motivate me to get out of bed. Oftentimes, I dream about ways to escape my mundane winter schedule in order to relax and unwind. I might consider taking a short, weekend ski trip to the snow-covered slopes of Vermont, a romantic weekend hotel getaway for two, or even an entertaining New York City stay with an outing to a popular Broadway show I have yet to see. Other times, I imagine a longer, warmer jaunt with the family to one of the Disney Park destinations or even to sunny SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

It’s like we are working against the cold and not working with it. There’s nothing like taking a break from the regular ebb and flow of the work week, and making vacation fantasies realities. As a Human Resources professional myself, I know the positive impact that a clean refresh can do for the workplace, especially during those chilling months of the year. Some employees like to flee the cold and settle in Florida, Hawaii, or perhaps Puerto Rico. Others embrace the cold and head for the ski resorts. And that’s why having a corporate benefits program like is so effective. It’s a fast and easy way of getting the best deals for all of your employees, so they can do more with less and come back from a vacation reinvigorated.

I can personally vouch that a winter getaway always gets me in the right state of mind. I stop worrying about how cold the winter air is, and start living up each moment and actually embracing the snow!

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