Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling when you belong.
Why does it always rain on me?
~Travis – Why does it always rain on me?~
You casually look out the window and when you see the beautiful weather outside you feel like going outside and enjoying yourself. If it’s sunny out you get in a ‘sunny’ mood. If it’s windy then you’re probably going to be a bit agitated and anxious. But it’s by far the worst when it’s raining. If you’re like most people, you’ll feel apathetic, always tired and you could just sleep forever. The weather has a strong impact on people’s moods and you should keep that in mind whenever you organize your schedule.
Let’s say it’s raining for 2 days now. You’re already very tired, you miss your bed even though you’ve got up 5 minutes ago and you are so bored … What can you do?
A really important thing is to motivate yourself !
The first thing that you have to do if you want to get rid of these negative feelings is autosuggestion(desi nush daca asa se zice in engleza). You’re stronger than the influence the weather has upon you. You’re stronger than the influence the weather has upon you. You can rise and shine wether it’s sunnor or rainy and you have absolute control over your mood. Now that you know this important fact, what should you do?
1. Things you have postponed
Now that you’re already not in the mood for anything in particular you should consider doing all the activities you haven’t had the time for in the past. Maybe you always wanted to improve your chess skills – now is the time to read a chess manual, or play against the guy that always beat you. You have two seasons of your favorite series but you were always too busy working until now or you always wanted to re-watch a movie that you absolutely loved. Does your computer need a bit of attention(not too much tho), you have all sorts of files on your desktop and in “My Documents”? Has it been a very long time since you last cleaned your closet? Think of this unpleasant weather as an opportunity to do some of the things you have to do sooner or later. Do them now and you’ll be less stressed and you’ll have more spare time to enjoy.
2. All that boring activities that you surely ruin a perfect sunny day could be great now
There are some activities whose very existence you hate. Cleaning your house for example. When I know that I have to clean my room I get stressed. That’s not really my favorite leisure activity. Many people just leave the cleaning for one of their days off. I prefer to sleep late on Saturday and whenever it rains I clean my room if it looks like it’s necessary.
It’s a good thing to exercise on rainy days because exercise actually gives you energy. Besides, you can’t crawl back in bed and take an extra long nap while you’re cleaning your room, now can you? Another boring activity is doing your homework! I know that nobody likes it, but eventually you have to do your homework… since you don’t have anything better to do, why not do your homework now?
3. Leisure activities
Life isn’t just about work(or chess), it’s about fun and games too. You’re not in the mood and you know you work better if it’s sunny. What should you do? Don’t waste time, do things you enjoy. For example you can go shopping. Or you can meet with your friends and play board games. You could also listen to music while reading. There are plenty of activities that you can do while staying indoors. They can be even more fun than most outdoor activities. It’s up you to discover what you like doing most on rainy days.
4. Find the beauty of rain
The best thing to do for the more poetic ones. You can go for a walk even tho it’s raining. Given the fact that when you’re showering the water touches you, you know for sure that the raindrops won’t kill you(at least not fast anyway .. pneumonia is a pleasant way to die, isn’t it?) Seriously, rain can be magical and very romantic.Put on your favorite music and some comfortable clothes and go for a walk. It might surprise you, but you could fall in love with the weather you hated just a week ago. Ever heard of that movie, “Singing in the rain”? Only thing better is kissing in the rain… nothing better!!