Happy Wednesday! Since Monday, it’s been raining and gloomy out here in Las Vegas. I don’t think I ever told you but I used to love the gloomy rainy days. Now they kind of make me uncomfortable so I make sure to stay productive on these days. Even if this weather doesn’t make you uncomfortable, you can still do these 10 productive things during a rainy day to make the most of your day!
It’s a weekday. The sky is gray and cloudy. Rain is falling down wetting the streets.
I don’t know about you but this atmosphere always makes me so tired! Days like this I usually grab a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate, a good book or my planner, and sit cozy on my couch. Basically, I want to do nothing but relax.
Life doesn’t always allow you to relax though! Often, I find myself looking at my planner and seeing that I have posts to create and finalize for the next day. So I force myself upstairs to my office and get to work! Before I do that though, I have to gear my mind up to be productive on such a cozy lazy day. Being productive doesn’t always mean working. You can easily be productive in other areas in your life.
I am gearing this toward other bloggers but anybody can use this small guide to have a more productive day!
10 productive things to do on a rainy day
1.Check your emails.
I have about 4 email accounts I use actively. Needless to say, I get about 100 emails collectively, each day. If I don’t check my emails, professional and personal, I could easily have about 700 new e-mail messages at the end of the week. Trust me, I’ve had this happen before. My work email is one I remember to check daily and to clean out. My other emails..I can’t say the same for them.
2. Check your messages on social media.
I admit, sometimes I forget to check my inbox on social media. I don’t like to get caught up in the social media world so I try to limit myself one hour a day to all Social Media. Because of this, however, I’ve had some messages that were sent two days ago, one message I didn’t see until a week after it was sent! It’s not professional when you’re running a business so it’s important to mark this one down as important daily tasks.
3. Fill out your plans and tasks for the week.
It doesn’t matter if you do this digitally or traditionally on paper, get this part done. It’ll give you a sense of calm and rest your mind because you already know what needs to be done and when.
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Courage, Dear Heart features letters by Rebecca Reynolds that uses imagery to breathe truth into the lonely, weary, and restless. A breath of refreshed courage promises to be in each letter.
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6. Write a letter
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone? It could be to yourself or to a loved one, even a long-lost one. The best part if that you don’t have to send it! Just write to your hearts content then stash it away, tear it up, or send it. Whatever you want.
7. Catch up on your favorite shows. Or watch a documentary!
My favorite tv and movie genre is probably documentary. I love history stuff, science-fiction, and documentary. I love even more when all of those genres are combined. Ever watched Ancient Aliens? It’s this weird show where a group of psychologists and philosophers try to basically prove that Aliens helped build the world. One episode was trying to prove that Jesus was an alien. Yeah, it gets that weird.
8. Meal plan. A super productive method
I haven’t prepped meal planning for about two months maybe and I miss it so much. If you fall off after it became a habit for you, like I did, you’re going to be starving and confused on what to eat throughout the day!
9. Catch up on your favorite blogs or search for new ones.
I start blogging about lifestyle and beauty because of Paula from Thirteen Thoughts back in 2015 and I still get inspired by her blog. However, I’ve also found a few new blogs I love and one of them is Mattie James.
10. Be productive and plan your blog and social media content.
What better day to do this than a lazy day where you have nothing else to do!? Success takes time and dedication, get to work on the lazy days and use your time wisely.