Wow! I really can’t believe all of this crazy weather we’ve been having. Honestly, it’s like Mother Nature can’t figure out what she wants to do. It’s that time of year where I really have to pay attention to what the weather is going to be like so I don’t walk out in a full turtleneck and start sweating, or in a t-shirt and being frozen. However, it seems that recently most days have been gloomy and rainy. There are only so many days I just kind of hang out and not do anything, so I decided to come up with my 10 favorite rainy day activities to do by myself.
Rearrange your closet
I know I’ve written about cleaning out your closet, but this is a bit different. I suggest you really go through all of your clothes, shoes and accessories every six months. However, every now and then it’s good to reorganize your belongings. That way, you’re able to get in your mind what you really like and what’s on its way out.
Spend the day at a local museum
There are plenty of great local museums you can check out when you want to get out of the house on a rainy day. Whether you’re wanting to see some art, or you want to learn about your town’s history, there’s always some place to check out that you may not have before.
Start doing some yoga
I have to say that this is something I really enjoy doing no matter the weather. But there is something to be said about strengthening and toning on a rainy day. Honestly, these days make me so tired and unmotivated that just doing 20 minutes of yoga really helps boost my mood.
Bake something you’ve never tried before
I love baking, especially when I don’t want to leave the house. So it’s great to crack open a cookbook and find a recipe I haven’t tried before! Even if you don’t find yourself to be at Martha Stewart’s status (trust me, no one can be) it’s still fun to try something new. Plus, it’ll be delicious no matter what happens.
Go to a coffee shop and bring a book
If there’s something I learned to love while living in London is embracing the rainy days and finding a cute coffee shop to chill out in. Mix the coffee with a great book and it’s an amazing day in my eyes. There’s something so cozy about getting comfy on one of the armchairs with a book you’ve been dying to dive into.
Make your own face mask
I’m a huge fan of DIY projects. I love them even more when it comes to skin and hair care. So why not check out fun DIY face masks on Pinterest, or other fun masks you can make with things you have in your home! There are plenty to find on Pinterest, which is why I always go on there for some inspiration.
Stop procrastinating and finally finish that project
It’s not easy to admit that you’re a procrastinator, which is why it has taken me so long to say it. However, there’s nothing better on a rainy day to finally finish that one project you’ve been putting off. Even if it’s something small, it’s great to know that you have time to do it.
Find a new show you can binge-watch
Let’s face it, we’re in the age of binge-watching. It’s so easy to get sucked up into a new show, but when the weather is nice, I can say I feel really guilty staying inside and watching three episodes. So when the weather is right, you can watch all of the episodes you want without the guilty conscience haunting you.
Do something you haven’t done in a long time
Remember that puzzle you bought three months ago and never put it together? What about how much fun you used to have when you’d sit and do a crossword? . Well, a rainy day is a perfect excuse to do something you haven’t done in a long, long time. Get your stuff together and have some indoor fun.
Try staying off social media for the day
I know, this one may be difficult. However, it is really helpful, especially if you have things you want to get done. Staying off social media can help you not just sit on the couch and like photos and watch videos all day. Get up and explore your town, or rearrange your closet. There are plenty of things to do on a rainy day besides updating your status.