For some strange reason, a lot of people tend to think that their day is spoilt when it begins to rain outside.
And, there are people (like myself) who love the rain.
I was never fond of weather that was too hot and the rain has a way of bringing the temperature down (It might not be a drastic drop in the temperature, but it is enough to keep one from overheating).
Also, the day is not lost due to rainy weather (Unless you planned on doing some painting outdoors or some other type of work that requires dry weather conditions).
The good news is, that we human beings are very innovative by nature; we can always find some interesting activity to partake in whenever it is raining outside.
1.) Peruse The Contents Of A Good Book
I love to read.
And, there are many people around the world who also love to read.
The majority of us own books (And, it is very hard to picture a household without books).
In addition to being entertained, reading helps to:
- Improve your concentration.
- Improve your memory.
- Stimulate your imagination.
- Boost your intelligence.
- Make you more empathetic.
- Make you more relaxed.
- Combat Alzheimer’s disease.
So, never hesitate to read a good book whenever it is raining outside.
Do you love to read?
2.) Watch Television
I told my readers, on a few occasions, that I would prefer to read a book than watch television; but that does not mean that watching television is an absolute waste of one’s time.
Television is a double-edged sword; it can make you smarter or it can make you dumber (It all depends on the type of programmes that you watch on television).
There is nothing wrong with watching an action movie, a comedy or a romantic show. But, do balance things off by watching educational programmes; such as documentaries.
And, I would also like to add, that a person should not spend excess hours watching television, because that would prevent them from doing other productive things during the day.
Therefore, television viewing should be done in moderation.
However, a person is free to watch television programmes whenever it is raining outside.
Do you watch television?
3.) Play An Old-Fashioned Board Game
In the good old days (the days before social media was a huge fad) people would play a board game with each other; here is a short list of those games:
Playing an old-fashioned board game is a great way to pass the time; especially when it is raining outside.
Do you have any old-fashioned board games at home?
4.) Catch Up On Some Blogging
Now, if you are a blogger, you can catch up on some blogging whenever it is raining outside.
We bloggers always have:
- Other blogs to visit.
- Blog posts to read.
- Blog posts to comment on.
- Blog posts to compose.
- Photos to edit for our blog posts.
It is as though a blogger’s job is never done. As soon as we are finished with one thing, we have to start another (It is a crazy never-ending cycle).
So, my friend, there is no shame whatsoever in catching up on some blogging whenever it is raining outside.
5.) Go In Bed And Sleep
Hitting the proverbial sack when it is raining outside is not a bad idea at all.
The temperature usually drops to a comfortable level when it is raining and the sound of raindrops on the roof of one’s house has a soothing effect.
And, I would boldly admit, that I love to sleep.
Also, sleeping has many beneficial health benefits; here are a few of them:
- Sleeping decreases our levels of stress.
- Sleeping reduces our risk of depression.
- Sleeping helps in the area of weight management.
- Sleeping improves our memory.
- Sleeping helps in the area of increasing our attention span.
So, do not feel guilty for wanting to take a nap whenever it rains.
Do you like to sleep?
6.) Prepare A Meal
Yes, my friend, you can prepare a meal in the comfort of your kitchen whenever it is raining outside.
Most of us love to consume hot meals on a rainy day; here is a short list of them:
- Vegetable soup.
- Mashed potatoes.
- Pasta and beans.
- Pizza with your favourite toppings.
- Vegan creamy corn chowder.
Now, the God’s/Goddess’ truth is, that you free to prepare any recipe (provided that you know how to prepare it) in the comfort of your kitchen.
And, if you happen to be one of those people who only orders out, because they do not know how to cook, you can find a recipe online and prepare it by following the instructions.
Warm meals on a rainy day are an absolute delight.
Do you enjoy cooking?
7.) Go Outside And Play In The Rain
Do you remember the fun you had as a child when you played in the rain?
Most people would remember those times.
I enjoyed playing in the rain and I remembered purposely jumping into puddles with the intentions of creating a huge splash.
Also, many years ago, people would come out in their numbers to play a game of football on the football field on a rainy day.
Back then, people enjoyed skidding in the mud and returning home with their clothing muddy.
I do not think that the parents and the housewives had a problem with their sons and husbands retuning home with clothing that was heavily soiled with mud, because laundry detergent was reasonably priced in those days.
In your case, you do not have to have to do anything that would get your clothing muddy.
You can go outside whenever it is raining and dance happily as the raindrops fall on your body or you could run around the house like a crazy person (Your neighbours might think that you have won the lottery or that have lost your mind).
Do you like playing in the rain?
Those are some of the things that we can do when it is raining outside.
And, what are some of the things that you like to do whenever it is raining?
Please feel to share them with me via my blog’s comments thread.
And, thank you for taking the time to visit Renard’s World.