Feel Good at Home: Making the Best of April Showers

Feel Good at Home: Making the Best of April Showers

Kim Lucian
Apr 30, 2012

April showers might bring May flowers, but all of that time spent indoors can start to drag on. Here are 10 great ways to make the best of a rainy day.

1. Try a new workout.
If you have Netflicks or Hulu, both offer plenty of streaming options. Exercising releases endorphins, which will help pull you out of that rainy day funk, and trying something new will help keep you from getting bored with it.

2. Organize one drawer.
Be it your junk drawer, office or dresser, organizing a single drawer is a small undertaking that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment.

3. Write a letter.
When you can tweet, Facebook, pin or email a message, writing a letter seems old fashioned. But not only is it a more personal, thoughtful way to express yourself, a letter is something a loved one is much more likely to hold on to.

4. Call a family member.
Call your mom. Or your dad, grandma, sister...

5. Finish one project.
If you're anything like me, you have more than a few half finished projects laying around. Choosing one and finishing it will help clear the clutter and give you a feeling of accomplishment. And just think... it's already halfway done.

6. Start a new book.
Or an old one. Nothing goes better with a rainy day than a good book, a warm drink and a cozy corner to read it in.

7. Try a new recipe.
If you're stuck for ideas check Pinterest, Epicurious, or the Kitchn. Cooking at home instantly makes everything seem warmer, and you might discover a new favorite dish.

8. Make something by hand.
Whatever your skill level, there is a project for you. Look under our DIY channel for inspiration or check out one of my favorites, P.S. I Made a This. Create something personal for your home or a handmade gift for someone else.

9. Make a playlist.
Whether it's a "mix tape" for the boy (or girl), a new mix for the gym, or just something to make the commute go by faster, spending your rainy afternoon discovering new music will make it fly by.

10. Make an inspiration board.
You can use a bulletin board, a notebook or just tape things up to the wall. Pulling from things that inspire you and then revisiting them frequently is on of the best ways to discover and develop your personal style.

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