The rain finally came after a long heatwave period. Rain is gold when it’s been hot for so long. It’s really refreshing. I was out in the rain when it came pouring down, twice. Of course, I had an umbrella and wellies on but I still got wet. I went out when it started raining so I was well prepared. I loved it. It’s better getting wet by water and not sweat. Now it’s about 21 celsius which is nice. This is what normal summer tempature is like in Finland. Even people who like heat must admit rain is needed sometime. Weather is something you can’t change. We just have to live with it.
I love rain and I don’t mind going out. But sometimes I’m just too lazy to do so. I found this old post about “What to do when it’s raining but you don’t feel like going out” It’s from July 8, 2015. I never get bored if the weather is bad because I find things to do. The rain is coming down again so I better go and have a look. I’m always happy when it rains and that’s gold.
It’s finally summer and you’re excited that it’s gonna be hot and sunny. You can’t wait to get to the beach. But damn it’s rains outside. What to do now? Take a walk in the rain? Nah, don’t feel like it. What to do then, it’s summer and it’s time for joy. But the rain is not what you wanted.
Here’s a few tips of what to do when it’s a rainy day and you don’t feel like going out
#Listen to music
Not just listen to your favorite tunes. Why not sing along to the lyrics? It doesn’t matter if you’re not the best singer in the world. If you sing out of tune, it doesn’t matter. No one is there to hear it anyway. Just the feeling singing along to a great song is good for your spirit.
#Watch videos on Youtube
Whatever takes your fancy. If it’s those popular cat videos or Youtubers. Or if you’re like me, watch old TV comedy shows that you used to watch on TV. Maybe there’s a video you remembered watching once but it was ages ago. Why not try to search for it again? Youtube is full of old and new videos. Just take your pick. I spend hours and hours there if I’m bored.
#Watch a DVD
Forget Netflix and such. If you have DVD’s you haven’t watched in ages. A rainy day is a good excuse to watch them. Nothing is better than put a disk in your DVD player and press play. Not forgetting those extras if there are any. Maybe you have a DVD with your favorite series, why not watch it again? That’s the reason you bought it so you can watch it again, right? Watching them on Netflix is not the same.
#Read a book or write a story
Sitting in your favorite armchair, reading your book. What’s more relaxing than that? If you’re not a book reader, you can start to write a story of your own. It doesn’t even have to be a story. You can write anything you like.
#Play board games or playing cards
Playing games on a tablet or a computer, is a lonely business. Spending time with your family (if you have one) playing board games is a social event. It’s a good way having a conversation and spend time away from modern technology. Board games can also be played among friends. If you’re alone, playing solitare with real playing cards, is much more fun. You can also search on the internet for new card games to learn. Just used the search word: card games for one. Or just “card games”
These tips are also good for boredom. If anybody else have more tips on what to do on a rainy day, feel free to reply to this blog post. So what do you do on a rainy day or when you’re bored?