“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I thought this was an extremely appropriate quote since October is coming to an end, and we’ve had quite some rain in New England over the past few weeks. Plus, J.K. Rowling — enough said.
I’ve always said that I love the rain when I’m sleeping (seriously, how soothing is the sound of rain when you’re warm and cuddled up under piles of blankets?). But when the rain continues on throughout the day, it can definitely be a bummer. It also brings out my lazy side. Going to the dining hall seems like so much more effort when you have to get all bundled up and trudge along in the rain (hopefully not getting wet in the process).
Here’s my guide to a wonderful rainy day in!
You will need:
○ Your choice of a book, Netflix, or arts and craft activity (or all of the above)
○ Fuzzy socks
○ A cozy blanket
○ A cup of tea (I’m particularly enjoying the Sleepytime Decaf Blackberry Pomegranate Green Tea at the moment)
○ A rainy day playlist (aka any playlist that makes you want to get up and dance)
Putting it all together:
Make yourself a cup of tea, put on your fuzzy socks, grab your entertainment of choice, crawl into bed under that cozy blanket of yours (cup of tea beside you), and enjoy the sound of the rain hitting the windowpane.
Take your next rainy day as an opportunity to relax and give yourself a mental break!