There’s something soothing about rainy days. The house cools to a calming temperature, perfect cup-of-tea-and-a-warm-sweater weather. While it is tempting to give in to the tranquility and do nothing on these days, I prefer to make the most of the quiet. The serene atmosphere created by rain frees up your mind of the clutter of the day to day, allowing you to look at and tackle old problems with a fresh perspective.
I’ll admit it – sometimes on rainy days, I let the blues take me away to slow-strummed indie songs and intimate embraces with my duvet. And in England, rainy days are a dime a dozen. Letting one or two fade away in this fashion is understandable enough. You just have to make sure not to make a habit of this.
Falling into the calm and quiet of a typical rainy day, fight off the urge to laze away and instead get some work done. Days like these, when time seems to slow and the world softens, is the perfect opportunity to catch up on work.
Accomplishing tasks that I’ve been putting off for far too long, the hours flickered past as I became more productive than I’d been in a week of sunshine. Sometimes it takes a grey day to reset your motivation.