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4 Ways To Enjoy A Rainy Weekend

4 Ways To Enjoy A Rainy Weekend

After a long winter, I bet many of us are excited about the summer sun and the ability to get that light tan we have always wanted. Summer is a time for patio coffees and garden parties. This means we tend to plan our weekends and weekdays around the weather. The sun brings a smile to our faces. However, things change when the weather takes a turn.

Imagine this: it’s a sunny morning and you’re all ready to have fun in the sun. You have your books ready, your summer dress on, and your peep-toe platforms covering the soles of your feet. However, the bright sky turns dark and sully all of a sudden. All you can do is watch through your window as it begins to pour cats and dogs.

What do you do? Here are a few ways to cozy up and make that rainy day an amazing day.

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1. Stock up on interesting TV series.

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    This may be an obvious one, but this may just be the only time where you’re uninterrupted and can blame a lack of productivity on the bad weather. House of Cards and Game of Thrones could be your saviors for the dull day ahead, or you could opt for a classic series like Friends or the all-time favorite Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    The poor weather offers you an opportunity to calm down and indulge in something that has nothing to do with your everyday responsibilities. It’s a healthy way to divert your mind and spend some time with a loved one. Add a thick blanket and a glass of wine and you’re good to go for an evening of self-indulgence and pampering.

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    2. Take up a cooking project.

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      Cooking is a fun activity for a rainy evening because it’s a chance to relax and treat yourself. For those who love cooking, it could be a time to experiment. The simple dicing of onions and sizzling of a pan can be incredibly satisfying.

      Those who aren’t so passionate about cooking might find it a challenge. However, they might also discover a hidden side to their personality that they might not have explored if weren’t for the rain. Discovering your inner chef is something everyone should experience. It can give you a new level of confidence.

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      3. Contact your loved ones.

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        As we grow older, we begin to gather more and more responsibility. Our lives become a routine or an adventure where we are focused on our next goal. We forget to keep in touch with the past. We remember and reminisce, yet we fail to keep in touch. We forget that even our loved ones age.

        Take advantage of a rainy day to ring up your parents and have a long conversation with them. This call might be something you remember forever. A rainy day with no plans is a perfect time to share your stories and listen to their stories, which they would probably love to share.

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        4. Sleep it off.

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          We all love sleeping. It’s the one time where our mind and body are truly at peace. It’s the moment where the worries of tomorrow stay in the future. However, in today’s busy world, we are all lacking sleep. We are up at the break of dawn. We make our coffee and start creating the checklist for the day as soon as we rise. The truth is that we all hate leaving our warm beds and forcing ourselves into the shower.

          This rainy day might just be your day to catch up on your well-deserved sleep. In my opinion, a rainy day sleep is the best sleep one can get. Just cozy up under your blankets with a pillow and block reality from your mind. Close your eyes and head towards dreamland.

          Featured photo credit: Pavel Badrtdinov via unsplash.com

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          2. I wish I had accomplished more.

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          5. I wish I had followed my passion in life.

          It’s so easy to be seduced by a stable salary, a solid routine and a comfortable life, but at what expense?

          6. I wish our last conversation hadn’t been an argument.

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          7. I wish I had let my children grow up to be who they wanted to be.

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          19. I wish I’d done more for other people.

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