Although we are deep into the middle of winter, a thought struck me like a burst of cold water, a whirl of wind, and a flash of well, any other metaphor one can muster up. Yes, it was in the shower.
In the traditional process of getting ready for your work day, everything seems to takes longer, and is way more challenging in winter. Whether it be the relentless release of the electric blanket, the folding back of the covers, the placing of bare feet onto cold tiles, or that first exposure of skin to the less than satisfactory air temperature. All these factors vastly increased in winter, and are largely an increased hindrance to the effective welcoming of a successful business day.
That said, once you are on the go, with those items a distant memory, provided you have dressed accordingly for the weather, your day continues just like any other.
So here’s the real question:
In Summer, when we are preparing for our day, do we ever pause, and give a thought back to when the conditions were a lot less favorable, or do we proceed quicker, in the nature of habit, oblivious, until the next time when winter comes around?