Cold Feet are No Fun for Work or Play
I have been getting my winter stuff ready for Camp Out Hunger...because it will be early November, and while I can hope the weather will be warm, I am not banking on it.
I HATE being cold. But I can do OK if my feet are warm. If my feet and hands are warm, I am even better. With the cold fall and winter temperatures, I am always looking for other ways not to be so uncomfortable.
Being cold at work is more than just annoying; it can cut productivity. Some studies have linked warmer offices with fewer errors and higher output. A month-long study at Cornell University found that when the temp went from 68 to 77 degrees, well, typing errors fell by 44%, and typing output jumped by 150%! Another study suggested that productive drops if it is too cold OR to warm. I understand both of those.
At work, I use super warm socks, a space heater and I change from my cold outside shoes into my work slippers. I am lucky I can do all this in my workplace.
When I am in my own home, I usually take a quick shower before bed to warm up. I hop into my cozy bed, and I am OK. But there are things I do like I put on layers, and I now have electric foot warmers. Warm feet = Happier Renee. I can use those for TV or if I am on the computer.
Anyway, you cut it, stay warm, fellow Mainers!