Guide to a Perfect Rainy Day
For some of us, it seems April showers haven’t quite stopped to bring us our May flowers. But instead of letting the rain get us down, why not take full advantage of the opportunity to treat ourselves to a nice, relaxing lazy day? Forget about trying to find your umbrella and rain boots or braving the weather outdoors, rainy days are the best to lounge inside. Times like these are where you can really enjoy the little things, after all. Here are some of my favorite ways to spend a rainy day!
Rainy days are the ultimate snuggle weather. Grab your pillow, your loved ones (or both), and hit the sofa! Listen to the rain pattering on the windows while curled up in a nice comfy blanket and light a candle or even some incense for some added coziness.
Catch up on your favorites!
Treat yourself to a lazy day as you cut off the world and indulge in your favorites for hours on end. I highly recommend hosting yourself a TV marathon (Friends is a GREAT rainy day show, among many others), or losing yourself in that book you’ve been putting off for way too long. In the background, let some of your choice tunes harmonize with the rainfall.
Satisfy your sweet tooth!
Easily my favorite part of a rainy day is indulging in my favorite sweets. Hot chocolate is an absolute must on a cozy day inside and automatically brightens up any gloomy weather. If you’re feeling extra deserving, pop some cookie dough into the oven and let the smell of fresh cookies fill up your house and make your heart happy. (But let’s be honest, do you ever really need an excuse for hot chocolate or cookies?)
As with the sweets, you don’t ever need an excuse to pamper yourself, but on a rainy day it feels nice to treat yourself to something special. Take this time to soak in the ultimate freedom with a glass of wine and a luxurious bubble bath. After feeling nice and rejuvenated, top off your at-home spa treatment with a personal manicure!
As I’m sitting with the sunshine streaming in through the window, I can’t help but wish that a rainy day were in the forecast. For those whose skies are a bit cloudier, don’t be sad—now, you’ve got all the more reason to look forward to your next rainy afternoon!
What are some of your favorite ways to spend a rainy day? Share with us in the comments below!