I usually like working during bad weather (as long as I don’t have to go somewhere or anything similar). In my experience, I am among few that are not affected by bad weather.
If I think about it, a lot has changed in that aspect in my 3 months in Dublin. I mean, I’ve been there since January till June. If you do not work in bad weather, you will not work in Dublin. Or anywhere in Ireland for that matter. Or, closer to the truth, you will only work about 5 minutes per day, in the summer, in between clouds :D
OK, I love Ireland, so don’t be too upset if you are Irish and you think it’s the sunniest place in the world.
Here are some tips to start your day when it’s raining outside (or it’s just a dark fall day).
Take a cold shower in the morning
I know, it’s awful. Trust me, I know. On the other hand, though, if you can make this (or, at least, change the water to cold in the last 30 seconds at the end of your shower), you will feel a surge of energy in about 10 minutes, after you stop shaking. That surge of energy is present in your body for the rest of the day.
Try to work on more tedious tasks
While I don’t have a problem with working during bad weather days, I find it really difficult to focus on creative tasks. So I try to do the least amount possible of creative work, while grinding away on the tasks I avoid normally. This way, even if my productivity is not the best, I still do some work.
This goes without saying, but if you are not dressed well, the cold will get in your bones and it will stay there. And it will be really difficult to shake the feeling of coldness.
Walk for several minutes outside
OK, if it pours, try not to. But if it’s not the worst rain ever and I walk for several minutes (even by parking the car a little bit further from the office) I feel a lot better once I get inside where, usually, it is warmer.
Some of the tips above might seem suicidal (really, cold showers??), but they work for me. If you have more suggestions, fire away in the comments section.