There’s been no shortage of sizzling hot rainy days this summer.
There’s plenty of rainy day activities lists for families with children. But what if there’s no children at home? Rather than squander another day off on social media, here’s 10 ideas to make the best of a hot ‘n’ rainy summer day:
1) Enjoy a movie marathon from your favorite service provider. Or explore other free options, like Crackle. Or-did you know you could watch old X-Files episodes on Fox for free? Or go on You Tube and make your own Twilight Zone, Godzilla or Alfred Hitchcock playlist. It’ll be fun to have it ready for Halloween or New Year’s Day.
2 ) Not exactly relaxing, but it might be a perfect time to learn a new skill. For example, there’s tons of online courses available starting at about $12.00 each on udemy.com. If you’ve got a skill you’d like to share and wouldn’t mind some extra spending money, you can create a profile on Wyzant or another service. Just type “become an online tutor” in your search bar to explore your options.
3) Organize old photos. If you’ve got scrapbook materials handy, even better. Or maybe it’s a good time to scan and save them.
4) Go ahead. Make their day-and yours. Call a family member or an old friend.
5) Read a good book. Or begin to write one.
6) Organize the closets or the garage. Keep the fan blowing and an iced drink handy.
7) Plan a fall vacation. The mental time-travel of looking at beautiful pics of foliage and pumpkins can do wonders. If you can make your reservations early, that’ll really boost your spirits.
8) Listen to music. It’ll either relax you or make you move. Can’t lose either way.
9) Try out a new recipe that doesn’t need a hot oven blasting. It could be salad, fruit, beverage or a no bake dessert. Then chillax. Sharing is cool too.
10) Shop online. Get a head start on birthday gifts or holiday shopping. It’s easier to shop wisely without the time crunch. You can still love local! Lots of your local businesses have websites and gift certificates available.
Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them!