“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”
– Henry Longfellow.
Here is a list of things to do on a rainy day, whether that be a rainy day just for you or a rainy day for everyone:
If it’s the weekend feel free to optimize your sleep. It’s so nice to wake up naturally every once in a while, so don’t set your alarm and wake up peacefully to the sound of the rain.
One of my all time favourite things to do. Grab a bunch of flowers and get your flower press on. I love being reminded that spring is just around the corner.
Spend the day cuddled up and watch some absolute movie classics. Some of my favourites for a rainy afternoon include A Walk to Remember, Pretty Woman, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada. Lots of oldies, but lots of goodies! Rainy day re-runs are the best.
See what you have lying around and use whatever you find to fuel your inner creativity. I often make bouquet of flowers out of old newspapers – get fidgety!
Bake Healthy Comfort Foods
Who doesn’t love to indulge when its cold outside? Honestly, one of my favourite past times! However, I do like to do it healthily and Buzzfeed provides a pretty good list
Listen to Music
Music and rain with a glass of red in hand is the reason why good days exist. The best artists for a rainy day include Coldplay, GooGoo Dolls, Radiohead, U2, Maroon Five.
Read a Book
Cuddle up in your own little nook and read for hours on end. A few beloved books for this kind of weather include The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Some times it’s good to save the nice days outside in winter for play, and commit yourself to study on the drearier days. It’s a good compromise to make when you are overwhelmed with school work or otherwise.
Go old school and have your best gal pals over for a slumber party. Play truth and dare, bake cookies, talk about who you are into, do each others hair, pillow fight, and most definitely play murder in the dark. Stay up all night and reminiscence on how shitty it is not to get a good night’s sleep.