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Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Guests' Posts | 1 comment

Top 10 Rainy Day Activities

Do you know which is the country with highest rate of depressions in the world? Do you know where the people are quite unhappy even though they have one of the highest living standards in the world? The Scandinavian countries are notorious for the depression of their citizens. According to a recent research the reason why these depressive conditions are so common is the lack of sun.

As you may know, the sun shine helps producing endorphins and serotonin in our bodies and having that lacking is a major reason for us to feel unhappy. That explains also why the people in poorer countries like Spain or most of the African countries are happier than us in the UK.

However, we can do almost nothing for the rain to stop and the sun to show up, but we can try our best to fill our spare time with useful activities. So, here are some ideas on what you may do in a rainy day.

1. Puddle jump

Get your raincoat and your wellies, find some great puddles that are deep and muddy and have fun as a kid. No one will see you and you will get your portion of madness and mind release.

2. Scrapbook

Take all of the photos, the cards and the mementoes from the summer tours, order them in a book and write something small about each of the travels. This will take you back in the time and will help you enjoy the moment once again.

3. Get muddy

Take your kids out in the nature. Put some old clothes and waterproofs on and try to jump in as many puddles and mud as you possible. Once home, throw the clothes on the grown and hose them even if necessary, before washing them. Prepare a hot drink, a cup of tea for the kids and some rum for you and enjoy the rest of the day warm and dry next to the fireplace.

4. Play cards

5. Travel

Take the local train, bus or just drive outside of the town. The kids love that. This sort of weather is perfect for travelling, as far as the road network is not too busy. You will benefit too because of the change in surrounding. Travelling is one of the best ways to restart your brain.

6. Hit the pool

If you just want to have some real fun, go to the local indoor pool and swim. This is a wonderful way to improve your mood.

7. Look around and get arty.

If you can draw or write, use the rain murmur on the windows to inspire you.

8. Make the kids put on a play.

Never forget that kids’ imagination is more creative and strong than ours’. Give them the idea, the small push and they will not only learn the text and will play it, but will make decors, tickets, organisation, everything. This will occupy their minds for hours.

9. Maybe one of the best ways to spend a rainy afternoon is to read a book. No matter the genre and the size of the book, just read. It has no drawbacks whatsoever.

10. Watch a movie

Do not ..

1. Watch TV

You can hardly learn anything from modern television, so my personal advice is to spend as little as possible time in front of the TV.

2. Stay on Facebook

The modern plague, as some people call it. If you are not careful you may even get addicted to it.

So, even though we have very little sun and all the premises for depression, we can avoid that by doing even one of the things mentioned here.

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1 Comment

  1. Great post! My girls and I love the rain puddle jumping, frog and worm hunting, art crafting, and book reading! Thank you for other suggestions.

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