Whether you’re a natural born homebody or a frequent yes-man, there’s something about the rain that makes you just want to cancel your plans and stay home.
Now more than being able to curl up in bed and do nothing without much guilt, the rainy season is also a good time to actually do more. So never again let the dark clouds and downpour make your days futile with these seven surefire ways to fully enjoy your time at home.
- Learn a new dish.
Bring out those old recipe books or better yet, search online for modern-day menus that you might want to try. You may already be a pro at whipping it up in the kitchen but learning a dish you haven’t done before does not only challenge you but also brings fun and excitement to your taste buds.
- Finish that book.
You know those books just sitting on your bedside table? Perhaps it’s about time you dust them off, give your bookmark a rest, and finally get to the last page.
- Discover fresh music.
With many available options for music streaming, you can definitely just stay in bed and listen to music all day. Surprise yourself by surfing on random playlists and discovering what other music or artist you like or don’t like.
- Clean up.
Are you one of those people who prepares for work every morning and leaves your room like a hurricane came in? And by week’s end, your room is just a complete and utter mess? You may not know “where” to start but this is definitely your “when”.
- Burn those excess calories.
You might be feeling a little too lazy to hit the gym but that’s no excuse not to sweat it out. Clear your space and get your yoga mat in place. And if you want some workout buddies, well, you can always go to YouTube and search for #fitspiration videos.
- Spend quality time with family.
Work and everything it entails (read commuting challenges, stress, deadlines, etc.) usually get the better of most people. Well, newsflash! Staycation this rainy season gives you the chance to slow it down and spend some much needed quality time with family. Take out that old Millionaire’s Game or Monopoly and share a quiet day of games together.
- Throw a potluck party.
Staycation may mean staying in but it doesn’t say the fun stops there. You may want to enjoy the comfort of your home but your friends might be itching to go out. Give them a call and if they’re onboard, let them know it’s going to be one fun potluck party!