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Truth be told, I need to write at least two paragraphs before I start the list in order to please the Google Algorithm Gods if I am to ever get this blog to the front of the web. So if you don’t like reading, feel free to skip ahead to the list. However, if you already made it this far, you might as well read the following excerpt.
In 2011, I bought a ukelele a few days before leaving my hometown. I gave it to my brother, who kept it as a decorative item for quite some time. And then, a few years back I asked if I could borrow it. Only to keep it on a shelf as a decorative item also. Fast forward to last year, I made the decision to actually learn how to play it. Now, 10 months later, I am decent enough to play different chords in the required order to make what some people call music. If you are interested in watching some of the progress I’ve made, then click here to watch me ride a bike while playing the ukelele. Otherwise, here are ten things you can do at home to pass time during rainy days!
10 Things You Can Do At Home During Rainy Days
1- Stimulate Your Brain
Because of the current events, we have spent too much behind screens. Watching television or internet videos will very quickly overstimulate our senses. Thus making it harder to enjoy the following video. So take a break from Netflix or YouTube and grab a book or make some lengthy phone calls to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.
2- Clean Your Room
I know I am not your father, but given the fact that you are bound to be home for the rest of the day, why not clean your room or house so you don’t have to stay home next time the day is nice.
3- Start A Blog
So what if it only your closest friends read it. At least you are doing productive and stimulating your senses. I started my first blog back in 2009 on BlogPost. I only wrote four articles, out of which, one got bought a by a magazine because it outlined an issue that I experienced first hand due to political reasons. Long story short, now I write blogs just to kill time because each word I write will eventually turn a profit. And the funny thing is about time and interest, is that they work well in together in the long-run.
4- Try To Play Any Instrument
We live in the age of information. You could literally grab that old guitar that has been sitting in the attic for years, download an app to tune in a few minutes, and then look up online tutorials to learn the basics. It doesn’t cost anything nowadays to learn how to play an instrument. That’s how I learned how to play the ukelele and guitar these past 10 months.
5- Cook Something Hot
I don’t know about you, but I personally love to make soups or stews when it’s raining. Something about a hot meal makes the day seem more serene. I vividly remember when I was a child, my mother would make weird concoctions in her brand new Ninja Blender. From creamy spinach soup, or one of my personal favorites, cheesy potato soup in a bread bowl! Click here to find a list of more things you can cook on rainy days.
6- STAY AWAKE
I know you want to take a nap. Our bodies are wired to feel tired and sleepy when the sun hides, and the rain starts to precipitate. But if you take a nap now, and oversleep, you will regret it at night. I know it seems like the right thing to do, but trust me, you’re gonna feel extra sluggish the following day.
7- Get Day Drunk
Hell… the world seems to be ending, and the rain is not helping. So why not just sit down and take a shot of fireball and let heat from the whiskey wake you up and kickstart your body cleaning your house. And if you’re like me, and get an energy rush once you start a project, you might as well clean your closet, car, restroom, attic, garage, kitchen, driveway, and the laundry room.
8- Have Sex
Let’s be honest. The mood is mellow. The lights are dim. The sound of the falling water droplets on the roof really does make for a sensual environment. So why not just suggest it to your significant other if they are down. If they say they are not in the mood, then try tip number seven. Then ask again in about 30 minutes.
9- Check Your Mail
Not your email, but your actual mail. Because I’ve come to learn that most people don’t ever check their regular USPS mail any longer. Letting their mailboxes fill up to the point that the mailperson has no choice but to hate you as person because you are making their life more difficult than it needs to be. Or maybe this tip is just for me, and I’m writing it down because I know my mailperson hates me for that very specific reason. Either way, check your mail. Do not be like me.
10- Do Nothing…
Let’s be honest. Not everyone is as appreciative of rainy days as others. Maybe you really do not feel like doing anything, which is why you clicked on this blog in the first place. Because you have no idea what to do. And truth be told, there is nothing wrong with just taking a day off to do nothing. Just sit on your sofa or bed all day while binging your favorite TV show or getting lost on the rabbit hole of YouTube until you are watching some sort of weird video about how to carve a pineapple. Take the time to make list of things you’re gonna do the next time you have a day off when the weather will nice and sunny.
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