Rain rain…..stay a spell won’t you? I love a rainy day – because it’s glamorous and luxurious. Why? Because you can enjoy a rainy day. And when you enjoy something you are appreciating the little luxuries of life.
1. Catch Up on 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. The most perfect thing is smelling the coffee, slowly waking you up from your relaxing slumber.
Favorite PJ’s of ALL TIME: Victoria’s Secret Flannel PJ
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.
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.
My favorite spa day candle is Ambre Tubereuse by Bijou Candles.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hey, this is super important: if no one is home then who cares?
Be wild you lovely person
What is your favorite rainy day activity? Leave it in the comments below and let’s chat!