Get your raincoats and umbrellas out; it is the rainy season again. Don’t let the season rain on your parade. There is no need to feel down and blue cause even if it’s dark outside; some things may brighten up your day. It is the perfect season for some rest and recreation. If you’re feeling productive, this rainy weather can also be an ideal time to finish those projects you’ve been procrastinating on. It’s also not a bad idea to spend time with your loved ones. Since we’ve been staying indoors quite often, try to change the mood by doing something perfect for the weather.
In need of some rest and recreation? Take some time to take a nap, drink some hot chocolate and just enjoy the bed weather. Put on that face mask, light some candles, and binge on your favorite TV show. Make a warm bath, grab some wine and just soak in some bubbles to cleanse away all that stress. Sometimes it’s okay to be lazy and let loose a bit—we all deserve some me-time. Put on some relaxing music and curl up on that sofa with that book you’ve been meaning to read.
On the other hand, you can also finish that new RPG game you bought for yourself. Call up a few friends and schedule some Call of Duty matchmaking. Grab a beer, make some popcorn, and put your legs up while watching a movie. You can also try making that recipe you saw online. Treat yourself to a home-cooked meal. Try to bake some cookies. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked cookies while you’re at home. Add some warm milk and cuddle up with your favorite blanket. Regardless of gender, we all could use self-care.
Draw some inspiration from that rainy view. Be creative and try painting, drawing, or doing some arts and crafts. Productivity can do a lot for your mental health too. Try writing a journal or update that diary. Make a scrapbook or organize your photo albums. The rainy weather can be conducive to creative writing. Squeeze in a workout if possible. Do some yoga while watching the rainfall. It can be therapeutic. Begin planning and saving for the trip you have dreamed of. Research on that getaway you always wanted.
Now, if you’re feeling productive on this gloomy day, here are some ideas to improve your home experience. Finish that DIY project you’ve been procrastinating. Install those IKEA shelves and furniture. Get to work on your wife’s to-do list for you. Do some cleaning. It’s not spring, but the rainy season can wreak havoc on your home as well.
Check for leaks, mold, and damp areas, as these can cause some health concerns. Especially for homes in the suburbs, damp areas can breed different kinds of insects. You wouldn’t want mosquitoes snacking on you while enjoying some rest and recreation. Consult professionals for mosquito extermination and other insect and pest control while you have the time.
While you’re at it, do some organizing as well. You can organize your closets, the tool shed, or the kitchen. Bring out that neat freak and start cleaning. Take the time to take care of your home as well. Taking care of your house will also help your health during the rainy season. Grab a beer after being productive. You deserve it.
Being stuck at home because of the rain does not mean it has to be boring, especially if you have kids or family with you. You can take the time to bond with your family as well. Bust out those old board games and have some fun. Curl up with your kids in bed and read some books together. Grab some blankets, make some popcorn, and marathon some movies together. Being stuck at home with the kids might get boring and may lead to them becoming restless.
Go indoor camping with your kids. Warm up with some hot chocolate and marshmallows. Exchange stories or play music and sing along together. Have a pajama party. Lounge all day in your pajamas and just snuggle together on the family bed. Try baking with the kids. It’s going to get messy, but it’s also going to be worth it.
There is a therapeutic quality to hearing the raindrops. For each person, rain brings a different emotion. Some call it bad weather, while some see it as a chance to stay at home and get things done. You can be both lazy and motivated while staying indoors while the rain is pouring. Take it as a chance to meditate and reflect. Nothing beats being in your thoughts while watching the rainfall. Keep warm and be happy.