It seems like the rainy season has come early this year, and if you are anything like me, something about the cloudy skies tend to get you down. Most people find themselves not wanting to leave their bed in the morning or avoiding the outdoors at all costs on rainy days. Usually it’s just not very productive to feel gloomy on a rainy day, so it is important to figure out ways to brighten your life no matter what the weather is outside. Depending on your personality or preferences, some things work better than others, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to try them out and see if you can get that smile on your face.
My first suggestion is don’t avoid the rain. Don’t let the rain stop you from doing what you want to accomplish in your day. Owning and sporting the proper weather gear can make a huge difference in your rainy day experience. Don’t be afraid to whip out those rain boots, they are much cuter now than they used to be and are much more pleasant than getting your favorite shoes all wet. Obviously, an umbrella is a must have—a brighter colored one might help brighten your day as well. Or you could even ditch the umbrella and the rain boots and relive your younger years of playing in the rain and splashing in the puddles. No one says you can’t act like a little kid every once in a while… it’s refreshing!
If you’re the kind of person who absolutely hates the rain and attempts to avoid it at all costs, then you are probably already aware of how fun it can be to have friends or family over to snuggle on the couch watching your favorite movies. To take this to the next level, make a day of fun snacks or crafting while watching the movie, or if you have to work or clean your house, playing uplifting music can really change up the gloomy mood outside. You can even have your own dance party!
Some people really enjoy dimmer environments and find peace in their home with few lights on and all the blinds closed. If you find that you are not a fan of dim lighting, make an effort to make sure every light is on in your home and open all your blinds so you can enjoy and see the beauty of the rain storm outside your windows. Watching the rain either from indoors or out in your garage or a covered porch can be fascinating and relaxing at the same time. Take time to reflect on the beauty of nature and realize that just because it appears gloomy and rainy doesn’t mean that your life is.
I am sure many of you have already figured out your ideal ways to spend a rainy day but it is always fun to try something new. Making a conscious effort to brighten your day when you’re feeling down is a great way to go about living a happy life—which is exactly what Rainbow International wants for you!