Take a bath
One of the best things to do on a rainy day is to simply relax and have a bath. you can make really nice baths that can release stress and lower an anxiety you might have by adding a few simple ingredients. For example you can make and Epsom-salt bath by adding 2 cups of Epsom-salt, 2 cups of baking soda, you can add in essential oils if you want to, so you can add lavender to relax, peppermint to energise, or eucalyptus if your immune system is down. Now just relax and enjoy your bath.
You cant beat watching a bunch of movies, whether you binge watch a load of Disney movies or you work your way through the Harry Potter series nothing is better than watching movies whilst tucked up in bed or are curled up on the sofa.
Build a fort
A fort is a great way to feel like a kid again, whether you are old or young the nostalgia or the excitement of building a fort is something that everybody loves to do. You can make it feel more magical by adding fairy-lights, pillows, a laptop or TV and snacks to last a life time you have the makings of a perfect rainy day hideaway.
Sometimes if its raining too hard or its miserable outside then baking can be the best medicine. Whether its a pie, a cake, or a cookie, baking is fun to do. The aroma from baking creates a warm feeling which brings back happy memories perhaps of childhood baking sessions with loved ones, or a visit to a favourite cafe. Maybe even that weekend treat of going to the cake shop and choosing a special treat. Whatever the memory its enough to lift your spirits on a cold and wet day.
Make fluffy slime
Now I don’t know about you but I love the feeling of slime and the satisfying sounds it makes when you fold it or play with it. Slime is easy and fun to make. Here’s how you can make it:
2/3 cups of Elmer’s white glue
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of water
2-3 cups of shaving cream
1.5 tablespoons of contact lens solution (important it must contain boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients list. this is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
1-2 drops of food colouring.
Take a nap
You can’t beat taking a nap. Taking a nap does have it’s benefits, it can boost productivity and alertness, it improves memory and learning, it can prevents cell damage, elevates mood, relives stress and boost your immune system. So naps are great for your health.
Watch YouTube videos
YouTube is beneficial to watch as you can find pretty much everything on there, no matter what the subject. If you are studying GCSE’s it can be beneficial to watch different videos regarding the subject you are studying. You can also watch diy’s and how to tutorials. For the up and coming beauty gurus out there, it’s great to watch how to do make-up videos which help you to make it look natural. It gives you step by step instructions on how to do it right.
Play manhunt indoors
Manhunt is a epic game to play for all ages. Now if you are unfamiliar with the rules or the game I will explain:
The rules of manhunt are very simple as it is basically hide and seek in reverse, a single person or a group hides whilst everyone else seeks, or looks for them. The game goes on until all the hiders also know as fugitives have been found and tagged by the seekers also know as cops or hunters.
This game is definitely a lot of fun to play.
Do a photo-shoot
A photo shoot is a great idea to do on a rainy day, not just for the benefits it can give you but also just the fun and imaginative things you can do with either yourself or with a group of your friends.
Doing a photo shoot can make you feel good, it can make a great gift for a friend or loved one, time doesn’t stand still so create memory’s whilst you can, it can help you reconnect with the real you.
You don’t have to have a professional camera you can use your phone and the pictures will come out just as great.
Make homemade pizza
You can’t do better than a homemade pizza, you can make it healthy or you can make it just how you like it, for me I like to go for the long debated ham and pineapple pizza however I do like pepperoni and a margarita pizza, if you want to make you’re own here’s how
Ingredients for the dough:
- Cooking spray
- 300 ml lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 (1/4-oz.) packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
- 375 g plain flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
Ingredients for the pizza:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 40 g cornmeal
- 250 g marinara
- 40 g Mozzarella grated
- 40 g Mozzarella ball thinly sliced
- Fresh basil leaves
- Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
- Grease a large bowl with cooking spray. In a small bowl add water and sugar and stir to dissolve, then sprinkle over yeast and let sit until frothy, about 8 minutes.
- In another large bowl, add flour, salt, and oil. Pour in yeast mixture, then mix with a wooden spoon until everything is combined and a shaggy dough begins to form. Knead against sides of bowl until dough starts to come together, then turn onto your work surface and knead, adding a pinch of flour if needed, until it feels elastic and only slightly tacky, 5 minutes. Form into a tight ball, place into prepared bowl, and cover with a clean dish towel. Let rise in a warm spot in your kitchen until doubled in size, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Gently punch down dough, then divide in 2, and roll into balls. At this point, you can freeze one, or make two pizzas. Let dough balls rest as you preheat oven to 260°C (240ºC fan) and grease a large baking tray with olive oil. Sprinkle all over with 2 tablespoons cornmeal.
- On your work surface, gently flatten one ball of dough and roll with a rolling pin (or stretch with your hands) until about 30 cm in diameter (as thin as you can). Carefully transfer to prepared baking tray and brush dough all over with oil. Then, add your 125 g sauce to middle of dough and spread outwards with a spoon or ladle, leaving about 2.5 cm for the crust. Top with half the slices of mozzarella. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is melty, about 15 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, and chilli flakes.
- Repeat with remaining dough and toppings for second pizza.