Rainy days can feel depressing, but they don’t have to. Being stuck indoors can be a good opportunity to try new things or attend to tasks that you’ve not had a chance to do. While the world has certainly had its share of being stuck inside in 2020, it doesn’t mean that another day at home due to the weather has to spell disaster. If you’re faced with being indoors on a rainy day, the activities below may make it surprisingly fun.

Being stuck indoors on a rainy day can be a good opportunity to try new things or attend to tasks that you’ve not had a chance to do.

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Do a Clear Out

Clutter is something that happens to the best of us, and it is often ignored until it becomes a problem. Why not nip it in the bud early and do a clear out? Rain is a perfect excuse to get down and dirty and clear out all the old stuff you no longer need. Whether it’s a closet, an attic, or an entire room, nothing is more satisfying than saying goodbye to old junk. You might even discover items you love but had forgotten about!

Invent or Tell Stories

If you’re stuck at home with more than one person, why not take turns telling stories? If you have kids, you could invent or read out ghost stories, or you could mix it up with a few stories that are humorous as well. This kind of activity can get the imagination going and is a good way to pass the time. If you’re a born storyteller, a rainy day is a perfect opportunity to use this skill.


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Cook or Bake Something New

Cooking or baking something new is another good time-passer. If you’ve got a lot of hours on your hands, why not have a go at a big fancy dinner? Alternatively, you could take a stab at baking things you’ve never made before. Not only does this give you something to do, but you get to reap the tasty rewards afterward!

Play an Online Game

If the rain is making you feel cozy and insular, another rainy day activity is to play an online game. Whether it’s your phone, tablet, or computer, there are endless virtual games on the world wide web. If you like bingo, for example, you could try visiting sites like bingositesreviewer.com for some ideas.

Get Creative

Being stuck indoors doesn’t have to spell boredom. Take advantage of the time and do something creative. Even if you’re not an artist or a creative type, you can still enjoy the merits of painting, drawing, sculpting, and more. Go online for ideas for creative activities, and you’ll be surprised at what you can create with everyday household objects.


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Perhaps one of the least suggested things when it comes to rainy days is to relax. Too often we’re filling our schedules with events and activities without taking the time to wind down properly. Use this opportunity to take a hot bath, read a good book, have a nap, or sit quietly. Your body and mind will thank you for the rest!