Rainy days are here to stay; at least for the time being, and I for one am excited by this. It’s understandable why most people hate rainy days- you’re stuck indoors unable to carry out your plans for the day, you get wet outside even with an umbrella, and traffic is terrible!
Instead of being grumpy all day, see the rain as a great opportunity to do all the things which you would have normally dismissed as time-wasting. Thus, relax and unwind with these tips on how to spend a rainy day.
BINGE WATCH NETFLIX
What better way to spend a rainy day than binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix? Choose a movie or series which you’ve always wanted to watch but never got the chance to. You can also watch a childhood movie; one you haven’t seen in ages to remember your childhood. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Prison Break are my top choices.
CALL A FRIEND
Most rainy days can leave you feeling a bit lonely, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Driveaway those feelings of loneliness by calling up your friend and catching up with him or her. Discover the latest things in each other’s lives and share a laugh or two over old times. Your unexpected call could possibly brighten up your friend’s day.
TAKE A NAP
To spend a rainy day without taking a tap would be a waste of a perfectly good opportunity to rejuvenate yourself and feel refreshed after days and days of stress. Wear your socks, get your comforter, and hunker down for that well-deserved nap! Aim to take 20-minute naps in the early afternoon to reduce fatigue and increase alertness.
SNUGGLE UP WITH A GOOD BOOK
Pick up an old favorite or a recommended book and immerse yourself in the words. You can also switch it up and read something different; be it a magazine, romance novel, real-life story, teen fiction, adventure book, or many others. So, snuggle up with your comfiest blanket today and get reading.
PREPARE A HOT BEVERAGE
Why not warm yourself on a rainy day with a hot beverage? Prepare a nice hot cup of tea, coffee, or chocolate and watch the rainfall through your window. Drink your preferred beverage slowly and reverently, reflecting on the world around you and the cleansing feeling that the rain brings in its wake.
Pamper yourself with the works on a rainy day; bubble bath, pedicure, manicure, face mask, body scrub, and many others. Take a luxurious bubble bath with Epsom salts, bath bombs, and bath oils. Get your body scrub and exfoliate those dead skin cells away. You can also treat yourself to a complete manicure and pedicure.
One of the best things to do on a rainy day is to get your stuff organized; that is if you’re up for it. Do a thorough cleaning throughout the house; do all the laundry, toss out, or donate old clothes or clothes which don’t fit anymore, organize the walk-in closet as well as the cleaning supplies. You can engage in other clean-up activities to make your home spotless.
A rainy day is a great day to break out the playing cards for a day of fun; you can play poker, blackjack, and other card games. If you’re a fan of video games, you can also dig out the old game console and play to your heart’s content. Why not also try your hand at board games such as Chess, Scrabble, or even Monopoly?
Whatever you decide to pick as your rainy day activity, just ensure that you enjoy engaging in it and don’t die of boredom!