43 Things To Do On A Rainy Day Instead Of Complaining About It.

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Our bodies are made up of roughly seventy percent water. However, when it falls from the sky, some people see it as a burden. Don’t let grey skies get the best of you. I live in Seattle. If I let rainy days get the best of me, I’d never leave the house. If you’re stuck at home, no worries. Embrace the clouds and make your own sunshine.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin

Paint an accent wall in your home. | Organize your closet. Get rid of clothes you no longer wear. | Bake cupcakes. | Plan a work-out routine. | Make a bucket list. | Pamper yourself with a mani-pedi. Add a face mask and bath bomb. | Look out the window and sketch whatever you see. | Host a solo dance party. | Convince your friends to endure the weather and invite them over for a lunch or dinner party. | Order a pizza. | Read one of my zines. | Start your own zine. | Create a rainy day playlist. | Spend the day at the theatre. | Spend the day at the museum. | Spend the day at a book store. | Start your own herb garden. | Rearrange your room. | Get crafty. | Call or Skype a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. | Write a rainy day haiku. | Write a short story. | Bake cupcakes. | Make DIY recycled envelopes. | Practice blind contour drawings. | Play rummy. | Visit your grandparents. | Play solitaire. | Take a series of self portraits. | Drink hot tea. | Meditate. | Spend the afternoon in a cafe with lots of windows. | Pledge to read the printed word. | Learn something new. | Watch educational documentaries on Netflix. | Send your friends and family letters or post cards. | Read a book. | Get off the Internet. | Count your blessings. | Bear the weather and go on a photo excursion. | Jump in the puddles.| Grab your best friend and go on a rainy day adventure. | Go singing in the rain. It’s a glorious feeling.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes

Here’s to an eventful day, no matter what the mother nature brings to the table. Pull up a chair and enjoy. X

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