THE rainy season is in full swing and the days are getting gloomier, making our weekends filled with hard rains and flood. It can be difficult to make plans and go out, but sometimes, a rainy day is just what you need to catch up on the things you've been neglecting.
Nonetheless, there are few smart things you can definitely do when it’s pouring outside. Here’s how you can make the most out of a gloomy day:
1. Catch up on your reading or TV series
Be it the bestseller everyone is reading or the must-see epic show that the world is talking about, rainy days are perfect to just sit on the couch or stay under the covers and let your imagination take you to places within the confines of your home.
Just because you are trapped indoors doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Enter the world of any good book or grand series and they will take you to places farther that any ticket could ever do.
2. Cook something
One of the best ways to keep busy during a rainy day is to cook. This keeps you busy and lets you use some of those ingredients in your pantry you've been wanting to try. The best part is that you end up with a tasty result at the end that everyone can enjoy.
Make comfort food like chocolate chip cookies, or try a fancy cupcake recipe you found online. Try making bread from scratch, or find an old family recipe and try to reinvent it. You can also ask your mom to teach you how to cook her sought-after dish that every family member loves. Go outside of your comfort zone and have fun in the kitchen.
3. Write, write, write
Open up your imagination and write a story or anything, for that matter. Find a topic you’ve been meaning to write or an experience you want to share through writing. Have fun with it as you create your own world.
Remember that the rainy day is the chance for you to do something relaxing or productive. If you're not a writer, try drawing or painting a picture instead.
4. Book your next trip or have a staycation
If you love the outdoors, a rainy day can be a nightmare for you. But even if you’re just staying home because of the weather, you can use that energy of yours to plan your next adventure. Go online and spend the whole day researching and figuring out how you can pull off another getaway trip. Get inspired by the rain and plan a fun vacation for the family.
If you are still itching to go somewhere during the stormy weather, then why not have a staycation? Book a room in the nearest budget-friendly hotel or that luxury suite you've been eyeing, and get pampered indoors to make the most of the day. You can still feel like you are somewhere else and still benefit from staying indoors.
5. Recharge your battery
A rainy day means bed weather, so you can never go wrong with simply going to sleep or resting when it’s stormy outside. With your incredibly busy schedule and jam-packed life, a rainy day is godsend, which allows you to catch up on lost sleep. It is also the best thing you can do to relax your mind and body. Let the gloom and patter of rain lull you to dreamland as you recharge for the days ahead.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on August 08, 2017.
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