If today is one of those gloomy, rainy, chilly cold days without a hint of sun in the sky it can leave you feeling a bit under the weather.
You just know that the rain is not going to stop anytime soon. So let's discover some things that you can do when you are bored and it is raining cats, dogs, and great big fat grey elephants outside?
You could sit at the window and sulk all day but that would be kind of silly. If you go outside your feet will get wet, your hair will look awful all day, and one of those soaking wet water filled elephants might attack.
The situation is a little frustrating but not all bad. Let's take a little look around the house and see if we can discover some fun things to do indoors on a gloomy cold day like today.
Don't be Bored - Spend Time Exercising Your Brain
Every time you play a game you exercise your brain. Especially good for mental exercise are games that teach you new concepts, challenge how you think, or are games that you have not played before. These challenges open new pathways in your brain.
There are many online websites that offer free games and puzzles to play too so go take a wee peek to see what you can find. I play at Pogo but Facebook also has a ton of free online games.
Life can be very busy so every so often it is nice to have a rainy day that allows us time to relax and do whatever it is that we want to. If you have a crossword, sudoku, or word search puzzle book that has been set to the site then this is the ideal opportunity to pick it up and play. There are many fun indoor activities that you can do.
Rather than being bored when you are stuck indoors you could have a family game night in the daylight. Monopoly and Yahtzee are always a fun way to pass some time.
You could build yourself a really big puzzle or drive someone else crazy by buying them a super extra large puzzle and have them build it instead of you. One of the best things that you can do on a rainy day is play and there are thousands of amazingly fun ways to play on a rainy day.
Sulking by the Window Won't Make the Rain go Away
You Could Curl up in Bed with a Really Good Book
Everyone has a book that they have been wanting to read but for one reason or another they have not been able to find the time to just relax and enjoy it. Well today is the perfect day to dig that book off the shelf.
Fix yourself a drink or a snack so you won't have to get up later. Then snuggle into your favorite comfy place and get reading.
You can have an entire afternoon to just delve into that oh so wonderful land of imagination. This is your day. A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to stimulate your mind.
You Can Watch Your Favorite Shows From Start to Finish
Grab your cuddliest blanket and snuggle up to watch your favorite shows. It is a really great way to while away a relaxing day.
You Can Research Something That has Been Tickling Your Mind
Rainy days are a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time solving riddles, playing with puzzles, testing theories, or researching concepts. It never ceases to amaze me the great stuff that is offered on the internet completely free.
Rainy days are a great opportunity to discover something new and it usually requires some research to do that. If you have a particular area of interest or a hobby that you want to learn a little more about then this is the ideal time to research it. Do an internet search and you may be quite surprised by what you discover there.
You can go online, visit your local library, or dig up one of your old research books to shuffle through. Just dive into all that information to discover the answer to the little curiosity that has been tickling the back of your mind.
You Could Even Write and Publish Your Own Book!
You could write out your life story, your family story, or create a tale of fantasy and adventure. Use your super duper powerful imagination to write a book about something you are passionate about.
You could start a daily journal or diary. Maybe one day the stuff that you write out today will wind up being a published book. You will never know unless you write it down. Write out all the important interesting stuff that you do during your day or just write out how you feel about something. Some of the best books out there are memoirs or personal works on how people think or feel.
Publish your book? Well you can do that too. Just head on over to www.createspace.com where you can publish your book for free. Bet you didn't know that it could be that easy huh? It really is amazing what you can accomplish on a rainy summer day.
Don't Want to Exercise Your Brain Shape Up Your Body Instead
On a rainy day you have quite a bit of extra time and you could use it to exercise. That would help to shape up your body a bit. Physical fitness can be much fun too if you choose an exercise that you enjoy participating in.
For me it is dancing. It is an easy activity to do even by yourself. Turn the music up loud and then dance or jog from room to room in the house. Or a person can simply wiggle around like a worm if they want.
Do wall push ups or Yoga. Throw a hacky sack back and forth with someone else in the house or play by yourself and toss it up in the air, or from hand to hand. Lift weights or skip rope there are many fun ways to get fit.
Exercise does not have to mean an hour or two of sweat, pain, and misery. Exercise just means that you move your body to get your muscles working and that can be in any fun way that you choose. So if someone in the family has been bugging you lately then you just might want to chase him or her around the house for awhile.
A Rainy Day is the Perfect Opportunity to Craft Something
Birthdays and other special occasions that require a gift come around all too quickly. You can be prepared by spending a rainy day creating homemade crafts. Then you can tuck your completed projects away till the special day comes around when you will give them away. Crafts are a great way to play on a rainy day.
When it is raining out doors then you have time to make a beaded necklace, knit a pair of slippers, sew up a beaded teddy bear, or design a wood work project. You know best what you are able to do, so don't waste this rainy day moping about the sad state of affairs out in the great outdoors, stay inside, and play.
Recycled crafts have become very popular so peek around your house and see what items you can recycle. Do something nice for the environment and don't throw that stuff away but reuse it instead. It is amazing the stuff that people throw out. It winds up in the landfills filling up space when that stuff really does not have to be there. Recycle items by reusing them. You really will be amazed by all the great stuff that you can make.
Crafting is a fun way for kids to learn future skills and develop interests in areas that they may otherwise not have known about. Get creative and imaginative and see what interesting concepts you can come up with today. Hey it's raining so what better stuff do you have to do anyway?
You Can Bake Something Delicious and Then Eat it. Yum!
Do some baking. When it is raining outside you have time to stir up an extra special treat. You can bake yourself up a bunch of dessert treats to munch on. You can find a ton of super duper recipes online.
You can Spend Time With Your Family or Friends
On a rainy day you can write letters, phone a special friend, or spend time with someone that you love.
What could be a nicer way to spend a rainy day then spending time with those extra special people who mean the very most to you. Rainy days are the perfect time to write the letter that you have been meaning to, to phone your cousin, or to go online and chat with friends on a social networking site.
Of course, you could also just spend the day cuddling with your oh so special somebody if you want to, that's always nice too.
On a rainy day it is also kind of nice to just cuddle with a buddy in a snuggly warm blanket too. I love the big floppy stuffed toys for cuddling. They are soft and flip flop all over the place when you play with them. Love em love em love em.
You Could Build the Ultimate Paper Airplane
If you do an online search on the Google or Bing search engines then you may be able to find patterns for hundreds of types of paper airplanes.
If you want to have a book on the subject so you have the patterns at your fingertips well you can order one of those online too.
Build your own fleet of super extra ordinary airplane and jet fleet from paper airplane patterns. There are tons of different paper airplanes that you can design and create. There are tons of fun things to do on a rainy day so that you don't have to be bored.
You Can go Outside Splash in the Puddles and Waddle Like a Duck
I'm Watching the Robins Enjoying the Rain.
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