It’s been fairly wet and cold recently which can make anyone feel miserable. I’ve definitely been there myself, I used to hate a rainy day (especially at the weekends) but here’s a little secret for you I’ve learned to love a rainy day.
I find that a rainy day can be the perfect time for me to relax and unwind or catch up with things around my home. I no longer feel like a rainy day is a wasted day if I can’t get outside.
Here are my favourite thing to do on a rainy day
Have a movie marathon or Netflix binge
There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa when it’s a rainy day. What better way to spend than sticking on your favourite film or TV show (we’re loving Stranger Things at the moment – little late to the party!).
Do a puzzle
A classic and for good reason. You can spend hours working on a puzzle (depending on the size of course) and I find sorting through the pieces quite theraputic.
Work on your blog
If you’re a blogger why not take the time to work on your blog. Whether that’s writing a new post, updating an old one, taking blog photos (although the lighting may be difficult) or responding to blog comments.
I’ve touched on adult colouring before and find it’s a great way to relax and unwind, while being creative. So is perfect for a rainy day! There’s also colouring apps our there now – my mum swears by Happy Colour.
I’m not aware of any one player board games so you’ll need a friend for this one. I love classic board games like Monopoly or Cluedo – I own Doctor Who and Firefly versions. 😁
Board games not for you? Stick on your console of choice (I’m a PlayStation girl myself) and binge on a video game.
Another curl up under a blanket rainy day idea – grab your favourite book or one you’ve been putting off finishing, and enjoy.
Organise your wardrobe or any cupboards at home. Purging and getting rid of unused or uwanted items can be very therapeutic – I always feel a bit better after a decluttering session.
Paint your nails, pop on a face mask, enjoy a long relaxing bubble bath or hop in the shower. Do something nice for you.
My parents bought me a Star Wars origami book for my birthday one year and I love it. There’s something relaxing about folding paper and creating an object out of it. In school we used to fold paper triangles into hoppy frogs.
Crosswords, Wordsearches, Suduko – there are many puzzle book options available and they’re fairly inexpensive too.
There are 100s of card game variations out there and some can be played by yourself, such as solitaire.
Bake or Cook
Get creative in the kitchen and try out a new recipe.
Forgotten to go to the shop or don’t fancy cooking? Order in from your favourite take away.
Organise your finances
Spend time going through your finances, create a budget, look at where you could save money and organise your bills.
Finally, listen to the rain
Curl up under a blanket with a cup of your favourite hot drink (mines a soya hot chocolate) and enjoy the sound of the rain at your window.
What’s your favourite way to spend a rainy day? Let me know in the comments. 😊