Productive Things To Do On A Rainy Day
It’s raining and it’s pouring but you definitely don’t have to be snoring because there are so many ways to enjoy a rainy day and here are 16 productive things to do on a rainy day.
Here are list of things to do on a rainy day by yourself:
Take Care Of The Small Cleaning Projects You’ve Been Avoiding
You’ve been staring at the stove top every time you’ve walked by it. The corners are crying for mercy with the cobwebs. There’s the playroom you’ve been wanting to organize. A rainy day is the perfect time to tackle these. Turn up the music, sing your lungs out and get those done once and for all! It can be so much fun and the feeling of knowing they are done and you don’t have to think about them again for awhile is so amazing!
Start A Bullet Journal
A bullet journal is a catch-all for your thoughts. You can keep track of your to-do lists, ideas, thoughts, sketches…anything you want! You have full control and your creativity has no limit. These are very relaxing and getting all those thoughts out of your head and onto paper is very therapeutic.
Reach Out to An Old Friend
Been meaning to connect with an old friend you haven’t seen in awhile? This rainy day is the perfect time to do just that. Go from just reading their status updates on Facebook to actually connecting again in person.
Tackle Your Social Media and Clean it Out
Speaking of Facebook, a rainy day is a great time to clean out your feeds. Unfollow those who just complain and always bring you down. Look at how many social media accounts you have and take the time to see if you really need them or if they just take up more time than they are worth. Social media has been linked to increased depression, which makes total sense considering all the negativity you can be exposed to along with the time wasted. So use this day to clean that up and feel the weight lifted off of you.
Squeeze in a Workout
A rainy day is a great day to check out the array of free workouts out there on the internet. Give one a try and see how you like it. You’ll feel energized and refreshed and who knows? You may find one you really love and want to incorporate into your daily routine.
Gather Everyone Together for a Board Game
Instead of everybody sitting in separate rooms doing separate things, why not gather everyone together and break out a board game? It will bring you all together again in an age where we all spend way too much time with ourselves instead of those that really matter. Have some laughs and make some memories.
Start a Memory Jar
Grab a Mason jar (or anything that will hold slips of paper) and start a memory jar. Every time you and your family create a memory, no matter how little, write it down and put it in the jar. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, break out the jar and go over the memories together. My children and I do this every year and it’s so much fun. Even if the event we’re remembering wasn’t that positive, we still have some amazing talks. It’s a tradition none of us are willing to give up.
Do a Puzzle
Even if there’s nobody available for a board game, you can still sit down with a puzzle. These are fantastic exercise for the brain, time consuming and very relaxing. You can’t lose.
Treat yourself! Brownies, cupcakes, a pie. Find yourself a recipe to bake. Bake enough for your coworkers or to share with loved ones. Better yet, make what you want and treat yourself.
Evaluate Your Finances
A rainy day is a great day to take a deep look at your finances. Are you happy with where you’re at? Check out what you’re paying for things like insurance rates and see if you can get a better rate. See if there are some things you can cut from your budget that are truly not necessary and would put money back in your pocket. Set goals for a savings and reward yourself when the goals are met.
Plan a Vacation
While getting your finances in order, plan your next vacation. Where do you want to go? How do you want to get there? What sights and activities do you want to do while you’re there? Pick a date on your calendar and get planning.
Read a Book
Like, a real book. Not an e-book or something online. Go to the library and look at all the array of books being offered. Grab a book, make a cup of coffee or tea and curl up and escape. Smell the pages, let them take you away in the lines and story.
Take on That DIY Project
We all have that one board on our Pinterest…the DIY board of things we would love to do if we only had the time. A rainy day is the perfect time to take on that project you’ve been dying to try all this time.
Do Something for Yourself for a Change
Maybe you’ve been dying to paint your nails a new color or give yourself the spa treatment. Either way, this is a great time to take care of yourself and pamper you all you want. Everyone benefits when you take the time to put yourself first for a change, which is something we tend not to do enough.
Start a Side Hustle
Side hustles are huge! So many of us have something outside of the regular 9-5 that we truly enjoy and it happens to also earn us extra money. A hobby you enjoy can actually earn you an extra $6,000 to $8,000 a year! Take this day and dig into some of those ideas you’ve had in the back of your mind and get started!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with actually not doing a thing all day. Rest, sleep, lounge, and do absolutely nothing. You are not lazy whatsoever. It’s called recharging and our bodies need it desperately more now than ever.