Has it ever rained where you live? Silly question right?
If it has, you know how awful it is to be stuck inside your house all day or night. You almost feel like you’re in prison. It’s no secret that rain can possibly ruin your day if you let it.
We’re writing to you to combat that. Don’t let the rain ruin your days. Try these instead.
- Treat a rainy day as a challenge to yourself.
You’re stuck in the house because of how gloomy it is. What if every day it was nice out, we went outside to enjoy the great weather? Now what if every day it rained, we were productive?
At the beginning of each month write down a list of what you would like to do to better yourself or even your home. This list might include: learning a language, learning a certain topic/ subject, or fixing something in the house. Whatever it is you want to improve on, write it down.
Each day it rains, tackle that project. This way, we turn a gloomy day into something productive. Keep making new lists each months and by the end of the year, you will be able to look back and see what you were able to accomplish simply because of the rain.
2. Take the day to clean.
You’re right, it isn’t glamorous. But it needs to be done. If it rains often where you live, take an hour or two each time it rains to clean.
When I say clean, I mean really put in some work. Dusting, mopping, baseboards, ceiling fans, and all the little things you’ve been avoiding… do them on your rainy days. It might suck, but it’ll make the house look awesome for the nice days when you don’t want to do it.
If you’re an avid reader, skip this and move on to #4. If not, the next rainy day you have, open up a book. You might find that you like to read.
One suggestion… Create a possible lists of books you might want to read or like and have them available. Buy the book(s) beforehand so when you’re feeling lazy on your rainy day, you can just pick it up and read.
If you have no idea what books you would like, write down what you like. If you like hair and makeup, look for a hair and makeup book. If you like cars, you will find a book on cars, I promise. If you love mystery shows on the television, you might like a mystery book too. Maybe you can take the first rainy day of the year to research books you might want to buy. Once you have your book, take the rest of the rainy days to start reading and complete the book. Once you get done, head over to the bookstore and find a similar book based on your interest.
4. Make some extra money online
If you saw our post from yesterday, you can make money from home just from filling out surveys. Turn on the television and get to work on the computer. Turn that rainy day into a productive day.
Here is the article for you to see what we’re talking about. (It’s #2)
5. Set goals and plan for success
It’s not secret that goal setting and planning will help you succeed. Take a rainy day to really map out how you’re going to do that.
This might mean researching success strategies, what others have done to succeed, building onto your strengths, eliminating weaknesses, and so on. Check out John’s blog here to see more on success (or reach out to him because he helps people succeed for a living).
6. Catch up (Binge watch) on your favorite shows
Is it productive? Not unless you’re a TV critic (Is that a job?). But, at least you won’t feel the need to do it on those really nice days. You don’t want to be sitting inside while it’s nice out watching your laptop of TV.
All good places to start if you’re looking for a great new show to watch.
7. Arts and Crafts
Maybe you’re into making things. Painting, drawing, building, whatever it might be… rainy days are a great chance to get going.
Who cares if you’re not an expert? It’s fun and something you can be proud of when it’s all done. If you’re good enough you can take a rainy day to build something you might later sell. Get your side hustle going.
Pinterest has some great DIY, arts and crafts ideas for you.
Have any more ideas for a rainy day? Let us know by commenting or sending in a picture of what you would do.
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