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Far too often, we squander beautiful rainy days on working or catching up on chores. Not today, friend! Instead, you are going to use the beautiful atmosphere of this dark and drizzly day to get cozy and indulge yourself – because you deserve it. For inspiration, here are six lush ways to enjoy a rainy day at home:
1. Budget Spa Day!
The average spa day costs three trillion dollars. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating (a little), but having a budget DIY spa day at home still makes true economical sense.
Need an expensive facial? Look up DIY face masks and self-massage techniques. Want a heavenly steam room experience? Set up your essential oil diffuser in the bathroom and run a hot bath.
For now, you have all this spare time and the perfect rainy day ambiance, so it is absolutely essential that you schedule yourself in for ugly face masks, gross body maintenance, and yodeling to your favorite tunes in the bathroom!
2. Retail Therapy – Sofa-style
There is nothing more lovely than meandering around the shops, looking at everything on offer, and buying the odd treat or five. Even better is doing it in your PJ’s at home, swiping from shop to shop online without even lifting a finger. Did you know that shopping is actually proven to be good for you? So, if you need justification for this indulgence, remember it’s practically doctor’s orders.
3. Digital Lunch With The Girls
Being together in person may not be possible for you and your best girlfriends at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy that giggly lunch together. Schedule an online event where you all ‘meet up’ with snacks and drinks for a long-overdue group chat. Catch up on everyone’s latest news, talk each other into (or out of) botox and cosmetic tattooing, and just generally fill your rainy day with laughter.
4. A Day Of Meals & Movies
Most American households spend about $3,000 dollars eating out every year. Although those meals can be nice, nothing quite beats an indulgent at-home meal, especially with movies to watch at the same time. Spend the day getting full and content while the rain pours outside.
5. Be Creative
Lots of people think to be creative you have to be good at the art or craft you are working on. The fact is, you don’t. Being creative is good for you, and this claim is backed by science. It releases dopamine in the brain, reduces stress, and can even help you work through trauma. Creativity is the perfect rainy day activity. Whether you garden, paint, cook, knit, or paper mache, you’ll get something out doing it, even if it looks like a child made it.
6. Pet Time!
Pets are scientifically good for us. It is proven that they can reduce our blood pressure, lower anxiety, and help combat depression. They also boost our oxytocin, which does all kinds of great things to the body. For that reason, pets of any kind are a fantastic way to spend a rainy day.
Smooshing their fur in your face, toggling their toe beans, booping their snoots, and just generally staring at them adoringly – it’s all pretty great. Both you and they will love a whole day of quality time indoors whilst the rain pours outside.
Hopefully, the six ideas above have given you tons of inspiration for your rainy day at home. Whether you spend it with your mutt or dry brushing your butt, as long as you truly indulge yourself, it will be a fantastic day that you well and truly deserve.