5 Things to do on a rainy day

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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What do you like to do on a rainy day? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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  1. Great post. I usually do all these things. There’s so many things one can do in a day when it rains. I guess you can add; phone some friends/relatives who you haven’t seen in a long time, pick up a hobby such as sewing, crotchet, baking, collecting whatever it is you like. Learning to master some languages or watching movies in a different language, writing down how you would change the world to make it a better place. Babysitting, singing, bird-watching, learning a song, trying on some outfits, playing video games, looking up make up techniques, recipes, trying new decor, if you dare to dream! Look at painting a mural in your room, be inspired.

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  2. I don’t colour and I think I would actually really enjoy it! I know what you mean about reading. When I was at uni and then doing my journalism course I couldn’t read for pleasure and found it frustrating so I enjoy having more time now to be able to get into a good book. Good luck with your reading goal!

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  3. I love this post, Lauren! There are so many fantastic ideas here! The bookmark from your Grandma is super sweet, that is such a special thing to have. I can totally relate to the feeling of just wanting to spend some time colouring, away from phones and other distractions, it really is such a therapeutic thing to do. Yay for scrapbooking! I love your colourful page! I haven’t scrapbooked since New Year but this has inspired me to get cutting and sticking again 🙂 I also need that ‘nap queen’ sticker in my life, it is so me, ha ha! Fab post lovely, also, the colourful background looks awesome and the camera paper is so cool!! ❤ xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. The nap queen sticker (I reply to this as I woke up from my nap) is from red bubble. Yeah I will treasure that bookmark always! I want to start a scrapbook of my memories also like concert tickets etc! I love your scrapbooks they always look amazing!! ❤️xxxxx

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  4. I do a lot of these things too! I think anything creative like colouring or writing really helps focus your mind and I agree it’s so therapeutic. I also love video games so that’s something I do when it’s raining. Listening to music too is great, often while doing these things!

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  5. These are such good ideas! First things first, it’s awesome to see another blogger who’s started watching Law & Order SVU! I’m obsessed with that show. I started watching it in early December and I’m already halfway through Season 16, despite there being between 18 & 24 episodes a season. It’s really a wonder I get anything else done, haha! I love the other ideas you suggested, too; I do something between a scrapbook and a journal and I really ought to dedicate more time to it, because at the moment, I only actually fill it in a few times a year… oops! The front page of that scrapbook looks awesome!

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  6. A lovely colourful feed! And just in time for the current weather. It’s been getting better for the past few days, and now is raining again… But definitely, great things to do when staying inside – I definitely want to read more!

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  7. These are great suggestions! My favourite thing is to have a cup of tea and do some colouring in while I listen to the rain hitting the window. It makes me feel so calm. Other than that, definitely reading or watching something on Netflix.

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  8. I love coloring!! It is so relaxing, but I also do love a good movie that I can just lie down and cuddle under the sheets and watch! These are all great ideas for a rainy day. Thank you for sharing lovely! xx

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  9. Great post!

    I started getting into reading again finally too a few years ago. It seemed like a lot of tv series these days are book adaptations and being a tv nerd it finally motivated me to read books on a regular basis again. Read a book, watch the adaptation, a win- win. A reading goal for me this year is to try and read some books with no adaptations because I tend to read ones with adaptations first vs. ones without one most of the time.

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  10. I love that there are lots of activities to do on a rainy day. YESSS on writing!! Perfect time to catch up on everything and plan some future posts, hehe. Your writing is so neat! Ooh, scrapbooking is a good one too. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  11. I have to say your handwriting is beautiful! I agree that colouring is such a therapeutic activity I don’t do it enough. I have a goal to read more this year, but I have yet to find a book I want to read so I haven’t managed to read anything yet haha. What I currently do on a rainy day is play The Sims 3, so I am looking to do something more productive with my time.

    Great post!

    Jess xxx || http://littlepinkduckblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I liked all of those ideas. I share some of my creativity on my blog and I have a craft challenge you could join in with if you wanted. I want to get back into scrapbooking as well, so I’d love to see how you get on with it as you might inspire me!

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  13. These are great ideas! Coloyring, reading and binge watching my favourite movies or TV shows are all things I love to do on a rainy day. I hadn’t thought of scrapbooking though! Where did you get that marble effect one in your photos from?

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  14. Colouring is my main thing and I have started to get back to using watercolours as I blogged about after trying them out.
    A little bit of bullet journalling, but not often as I once did and there is nothing but watching DVD’s either on a rainy day.

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