3 Simple Tips for Staying Productive in a Cold Ballarat Winter

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

It’s early but it’s here.

Winter announced its arrival in Ballarat in recent weeks with an icy burst and our coldest May day in 19 years. Our top temp hit just 5.7 degrees.

The snow was fun but how do we stay buoyant, busy and productive now that the winter chill is here?

1. The Exercise Effect. It’s tempting to ditch the daily walk and linger longer under the doona but studies show that exercise makes your brain work better and that will keep you firing through winter. Aerobic exercise and improved fitness boosts memory and concentration and a short walk is enough to enhance your creativity and problem solving skills. Sure the cold weather makes a lap of the lake less appealing but our yoga and pilates studios, fitness centres and the Ballarat Aquatic Centre are toasty warm. Even a swift daily walk to get your coffee will boost your mood and your motivation.