Dark Clouds Overhead: How to Enjoy Your Rainy Days


When it’s too wet to head outside, how do you spend your rainy days?

The sound of raindrops on the pavement is like a soothing lullaby on your playlist, looping round and round until it lures you into a gentle sleep. While some consider rainy days a perfect excuse for staying in bed, others find the pitter-patter of rain a soothing companion as they work on a word document saved on their laptops.

Now, here are some suggestions I have on how to spend a lazy weekend afternoon indoors.

  1. Read. Personally, nothing beats lying in bed with a mug of hot chocolate in one hand, and a good book in the other, while it’s raining cats and dogs outside. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be a book out there for you. Reading is definitely one of the cheapest ways to go on an adventure without leaving the comforts of your home behind. Can’t find the right sort of adventure for you? Why not try your hand at writing? You may be surprised to discover a flair for it.
  1. Cook. For those of you who enjoy spending time in the kitchen, why not try out a new recipe, or bake more of those cookies that your kids simply adore? This not only keeps you busy while having good fun, but also lands you with a tasty result at the end of it all.
  1. Knit. Never done it before? Don’t worry, there are lots of tutorials available online. From finger puppets to blankets and hats, these ‘rainy days’ knitting projects can end up as heart-warming gifts for someone.
  1. Movie marathon. Friends and family, c’mon and gather! From old classics to new releases, the weather is perfect for lazing together in front of the big screen. Grab a bag of popcorn and a cushion or two, and you’re all set for the evening.
  1. Walk. If you’re not afraid of the rain, why not grab an umbrella and head out for a nice long walk? Enjoy a slow tour of the city as you listen to the sound of the rain and watch it as it falls. With lesser people around, you might discover a different side to the world you’re used to seeing.

With that said, hope your day was fruitful!


By Vivian Tan


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