Living in the UK during Winter means A LOT of rain. I love nothing more than staying home in the warm and dry when it does rain. When staying in on a rainy day is the perfect time to get creative. Rainy days are also the perfect time to get ahead of blog planning and scheduling. I thought I would share 5 things that I like to do on a rainy day.
Colouring has been something I have always enjoyed doing since I was young. I find it so much fun, but also so therapeutic. When I have bad anxiety attacks I make a point of getting out a colouring book out and focus my mind on the pictures and the colours. Sometimes its just a breath of fresh air to sit down away from my phone and relax.
Reading was always hit and miss for me growing up, sometimes I would avidly read and then other times I wouldn’t want too. I definitely want to read more this year and I have set myself a small target to read 5 books this year. I love reading, being drawn in by the story and the characters. The great writers who can get you feeling like you are there. Again, this is another activity to take time away from my phone or my laptop. This book I brought from Asda on my way to London. It is so good so far! My first book review will be soon. The bookmark is so personal to me, my Grandma made it in the hospice before she passed away.
Writing and journalling is an activity I have always loved doing. I used to always keep diaries as a child/teenager. I have continued this activity into adulthood. Something so helpful about writing down your thoughts and feelings, especially if you are struggling with something. It is also a great way to reflect on achievements and happy memories also. Starting a blog has given me an even bigger reason to write, I love to be snuggled under a blanket all cosy and writing.
Movies or boxsets are another way I like to spend a rainy day, especially if its dark and gloomy outside. Getting all snuggled under a blanket or duvet and put on one of my favourite movies or a boxset I enjoy and just relax. My go to boxset at the moment is Law and Order SVU. I was given series 1 and series 2 for my birthday. Can’t wait to get them all, there are so many!
Scrapbooking is so much fun! I remember working on a couple when I was younger. I used to make ones with my family and friends photographs. I use to do collages at school too. Getting the pritt stick, washi tape, photographs and clippings out and get sticking! Last year I brought a new scrapbook and started to fill it, however I want to get back into it. Which is one of my goals for this year, you can see my other yearly goals. I have started with a vision page for blog colours and themes.
What do you like to do on a rainy day? I’d love to hear in the comments.