I hesitated to write this post because I wasn’t sure how relevant it would be in the month of August. When the news about Hurricane Harvey came out and I found myself and many others unable to go out due to all of the rain and flooding, I turned to my blog post list to see what I could work on and sure enough, the rainy day post stood out the most.
Whether Harvey makes an unfortunate return or God decides enough is enough, rainy days happen and there are plenty ahead of us. Luckily, there are ways to keep them from being gloomy and boring. Here are a few fun things to do on a rainy day in:
Play Card/Board Games
I will always endorse playing card or board games over video games… unless you’re alone…in that case video games are pretty useful…
Have a Spa Day
Spa days are the best! You may not always have the time to do the beauty related things you want to like face masks or hair treatments, so why not spend the day doing a little pampering?
Do Some Studying to Get Ahead
The future you will probably want to kiss you for doing this. If you spend some time trying to understand a confusing concept, memorizing something that would be useful in the future or getting one step ahead in some way, imagine the extended vacation you’ll have when you can afford to skip a night of studying.
Light Some Candles and Meditate
Rain, as soothing as it sounds, is the perfect background noise for meditation. Download a meditation app such as Simple Habit or HeadSpace and just allow yourself to let go of any negative vibes and maybe focus on getting clarity in areas of your life you haven’t had the time to give much thought to.
Allow your creativity to roam a bit! You could write a story, letter to your future self, a poem, a song, a diary entry, a bucket list, anything really. If writing bores you, try sketching someone or something.
Read a Book
If there is a book you’ve been wanting to read or haven’t been able to finish, open it up! You have the time to finish it! If you don’t have a book, there are several free audio books and e-books available online.
Bake/Try a New Recipe
I never feel like I have the time to experiment in the kitchen as much as I would like, but I love trying deserts and different breakfast recipe’s when I have the time! Rainy days are perfect for cooking to your heart’s content.
Listening to music is one of my absolute favorite past times. If you follow me on Spotify you’ll probably notice that I update at least one playlist a day. It’s very easy to lose track of time when you’re listening to good music.
You can hang up your masterpiece in your room or make something for someone else. You don’t always need a canvas to make it worth keeping.
Pick Out a Few Outfits
Go through your closet and try to pick out at least a week’s worth of outfits! You won’t have to worry about what to wear when you have somewhere to go and odds are you’re not going to pick out horrible looking outfits for yourself. You’ll be prepared for the week and you’ll slay everyday. B)
Even if you don’t have a scrapbook, you can take any piece of paper and just decorate it with cut outs of magazines and pictures you find that you like. Depending on how much you like the finish product you could find a place to hang this up too!
Organize (Or Redecorate) a Room
If you have the time you might as well 😛 Clean and organized spaces tend to aid in clearer thinking.
Do Some Origami
It may seem a little tedious to some, but I’ve always been fascinated by how many cool things you can make using origami. A fun way to do this would be to challenge yourself and see how many thing you could make in a certain amount of time!
Learn a Dance
Look up a line dance you haven’t learned yet and try to master it! Maybe you could even try to learn how to do an older dance. YouTube is a gold mine of video tutorials that could help you out.
What kind of things do you like to do on rainy days?