You know those days where you get out of bed, look out of your window and instantly think ‘Ummm absolutely nooooo to today’. It’s barely light, it’s chucking it down with rain and it’s windy. You just want to crawl right back into bed and sleep until 3pm. But you can’t, you have this thing called a job to go to so, however morbid you feel, you have to push yourself out of the door to work. (Not that you need much pushing with these gailforce winds). Here are some little things you can do to make a rainy day a little better!
1. Make your morning coffee with HOT milk
Pour that milk in your mug and microwave it for a good minute before you add the coffee and the water. This will make it foamy and thick and as close to a Costa as you can get from your house (if you don’t have a coffee machine). It’ll start your day off with a warm hug and it’ll wake you up a bit.
2. Ensure comfort and cosiness at work by….
Wearing a vest under your shirt for an extra layer of warmth AND wearing slippers under your desk. These subtle things are just going to make your day that bit better. I wore slippers all winter at my old job and have recently got a pair at my current job because, shock, my shoes got soaked on my lunchbreak so I couldn’t wear them for the rest of the day. BOO. Plus if your office is anything like mine the temperature is unpredictable so it could be an absolute fridge when you walk in.
3. You have that indulgent lunch
If you want to buy a subway and a cookie for lunch then who’s gonna stop you? If anyone tries, eat them too. I know it’s not ideal to rely on comfort food but you know those days where you just don’t care about the nutritional content? Yeah, this is one of those.
4. Treat yourself to a raincoat
If your treat lunch wasn’t enough, start thinking about buying yourself a super rain coat for future rainy days. If you can afford a Burberry one, by all means spend £1500 on one as they are BEAUTIFUL. But if not, here are a couple of slightly more affordable raincoats/macs that will keep you dry and cute throughout this monsoon.
5. Get home from work, have a bath
Chances are you got caught in the rain at some point today and there’s nothing worse than that dry rain feeling on your hair and skin. Urgh. Rather than showering, take a nice long bubbly bath and thank the lord you’re now in the comfort of your own home.
6. Do something creative but relaxing
Whether it’s writing a blog post, choosing some pictures to get printed, writing something in a pretty notebook or even reading, these things will all make you feel a bit better after a groggy grey day.
7. Promise that after you’ve done all these things you’ll stop feeling sorry for yourself
I know this one completely contradicts all the other things (saarrry) but there comes a time throughout the day where you have to laugh at yourself. For example once you’ve had a fight with an umberella in the torentual wind and rain you’ve got to just look at your situation, laugh and hope for a better day tomorrow.