A gloomy day we face with in the fall mostly, can easily drive us into melancholy and boredom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Turn a gloomy day into something beautiful, as if it were sunny because it can be just as nice. It takes only a little bit of imagination and here is a couple of our suggestions how can you brighten up your day.
Bad weather usually forces us to stay at home. Okay. But why wouldn’t you enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home? Do all the beauty rituals for which you always claim you don’t have enough time for due to numerous things you have to do every day.
Read a book
Somewhere on the shelf must lie a book that your friend has talked about so much. Besides, technology can be overwhelming sometimes. When was the last time you’ve opened a book and felt the smell of paper? Do this ASAP!
Invite a group of your best friends for a game night. When bad weather stops your plan to go out, why wouldn’t you get together and play Pictionary for instance?
Make an arrangement with your friends or a boyfriend and go to the movies. Everyone loves the feeling of safety while watching an exciting movie with someone dear on the big screen.
Go for a coffee
Make yourself a coffee and sit on your balcony or a terrace. Watching clouds travel or rain itself has a calming effect. This is one of the best ways to calm your nerves and restore the energy for another day to come.
Bite of delight
Treat yourself by making a dish you’ve always wanted but never found time to make it.
Cuddle with your pets
One of the reasons why we change opinion on gloomy days could be – our pets. Cuddle them and you’ll feel better in an instant. By doing this, our body releases the hormone known as oxytocin. It makes us feel better and contributes to the sense of belonging and feeling safe.
Who says you should go to the movies to enjoy a film? What are you in for today? A romantic film, comedy or something scary? Get online, find something you want and enjoy for the next 2 hours.
Don’t let a gloomy day stop you from going out. Go for a walk. The forest looks marvelous after the rain. If nature is not nearby the place where you live, take a stroll down the city. There is something uncanny and attractive at the same time in strolling down the streets of an empty town.
If you really hate staying at home and being lazy is not in your style, clean up your house. Your house will be spick and span and you’ll feel useful.
Of course, you can always use a gloomy day for work. Do things you rarely have time for. But, we have another suggestion for you. Don’t plan what you’ll be doing when better days come. Just enjoy this moment. Do you like gloomy days too? What do you do to fulfill your time? We can hardly wait gloomy days!
Translation: G. Dujmović