10 Ways To Enjoy A Rainy Day

Rain rain…..stay for a while, won’t you? I love a rainy day – because it’s glamorous and luxurious. Why? Because you can enjoy a rainy day just as much as a sunny one. And you can be cozy too.

When you can enjoy even rainy days, you can enjoy the little things and have gratitude during difficult or cloudy times in your life.

Not sure how to enjoy that next rainy day? Here’s a few tried and tested tips.



1. Catch Up on Sleep

If you’ve got a day off or it’s the weekend, catch up on some sleep! Do it fabulously, but don’t over do it. You can hit that snooze button and relax while hearing the rain drops hit your windows. If it’s not too bad of a storm, open the windows a bit and let some rain air come through.

The best robe to wake up to on a rainy day: Barefoot Dreams Robe from Nordstrom


2. Enjoy All Your Meals

Take the to enjoy eating! Sit at a table or counter and put away your phone. Take the time to savor each flavor that hits your palette. Listen to an audiobook or journal while you’re at it. This is the time to really go minute by minute without thinking ahead about what you’ll be doing that day. Pull up a chair by the window and watch the rain with a cup of coffee.

Best podcast to listen to: The Bijou Show


3. Read A Book

Have you read something lately? And I’m not talking about reading blog posts, social media posts, or texts.  What’s the last book you read? Have you been wanting to read a specific book? It could be a fiction novel or something that will help you, like a business book for your job.

Take this time to curl up on the couch with a book. If that rain isn’t hitting your window hard enough you can tune into Rainy Mood to help get the rain mood right in your own home!

Currently reading: Six Wives of Henry VII by Allison Weir


4. Invest In A Spa Day

Get your favorite bath and spa products together and pamper yourself. Light a candle and some relaxing music and enjoy painting your nails while watching the rain fall. This is the time to really get in a good spa day and detox your body. Try soaking in epsom salts or simply spend time doing yoga with the sound of rain drops.

My favorite spa day candle: Pine & Eucalyptus from Jo Malone


5. Write

Write a letter to your family members or send a nice greeting to your best friend. Send some positive messages on Facebook or send a lovely text! Make someone’s day. I don’t really have many letters to send, so I like to catch up on my emails, write my short stories, and also do a reflection journal on a beautiful notepad.

Favorite rainy day journal: Leather journal with Blue Stone and Clasp


6. Visit A Museum

My favorite rainy day activity is visiting Chicago’s Art Museum. The trip over might not be the most glamorous thing, but it’s so educational and uplifting to view artwork on a gloomy day. Check the museum website for student discounts or free days – who knows! The rainy day might be a free day!

If you’re in Chicago, The Art Institute free day is every Thursday from 5-8pm.


7. Craft

Maybe going outdoors during a rainy day isn’t your thing…and that’s ok. Do you have a craft or something you’ve been wanting to try? Do it today! Clear your kitchen or dining room table and craft away! This is a great way to put all your energy into something creative. Put some upbeat music on while you work.

Must try craft: Cat Butt Coasters (I couldn’t resist)


8. Re-Organize Your Closet

Rainy days are perfect for cleaning out your closet and really assessing your wardrobe. Think about what clothes don’t fit you anymore – those are perfect to donate. While you’re at it: write down what items you’d like to add!

Building a wardrobe with staple pieces will help you declutter your closet more easily – to the point where you don’t need to reorganize!

All about essential for elegance: here and here


9. Cook or Bake

That recipe you saved on Pinterest? Do it! If you’re going to be stuck inside anyways and are scared of trying something new in the culinary department: NOW IS YOUR TIME!

Must Try Recipe: Chicken Piccata 


10. Play In The Rain

You have rain boots right? Go jump in some puddles, get wet, get wild. Let your hair loose and bask in the rain.

Best rain boots: Sperry Rainboots featured on me here.


What is your favorite rainy day activity? Leave it in the comments below and let’s chat!


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  1. Annie wrote:

    Wonderful list!

    A cup of tea, a quilt, and a good mystery film are also an admirable combination for rainy days!

    Posted 1.18.20 Reply
  2. Lisa Favre wrote:

    Yes, yes, and yes! Although I should practice on catching up on more sleep… I never really give myself the chance to sleep in and I have no idea why!

    Stay fab,
    Lisa Favre

    Posted 11.11.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      I find myself sleeping in too much! haha! Have a great day!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  3. jillian wrote:

    I wish I read this at the beginning of the day!! Great post.
    xo, jill

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much! Have a lovely day!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  4. Kait Elizabeth wrote:

    This is a beautiful post! It’s been raining for 3 days straight here and I’m loving every moment of it. I hope you’re having a marvelous week gorgeous! Hugs, Kait http://makeminemaroon.com/

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Kait! I can’t wait for the rain today!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  5. Sweet Right Here wrote:

    My favorite rainy day activity is drinking lots of extra cups of coffee and reading! 🙂 Love your list!

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Oh! I love that activity! Thank you for stopping by!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply