It goes without saying that this summer in Canada has been wet, wild and downright frustrating at times for those of us who love to get out and soak up the sun. When rained out for days at a time, it can be hard to find ways to stay positive and/or productive, especially if you’ve finished all of your errands in town and have no need to head out into the miserable weather. Here are our top tips for keeping your mind occupied and attitude positive in a CLV Group apartment on dreary, rainy days.
Tackle Neglected Tasks or Projects
Have you been leaving some odd jobs at home untouched? If you’re stuck inside with no need to head out, try to motivate yourself to tackle some of these tasks. Whether it’s changing lightbulbs, cleaning, doing some laundry or filling out paperwork, accomplishing these neglected jobs can help you feel more uplifted and sunnier than the overcast and soggy skies outside.
Throw a Gathering
Days like these are a great opportunity to invite over some friends, neighbours or family members for a little get-together. Catching up with those who are special to you can fill any home with laughter, stimulating conversation and joy. Go the extra mile by planning and cooking a great dinner to serve, put some wine out, pick out a movie and get ready to entertain as well as be entertained yourself!
Dabble in a New Hobby
Just because you’ve got everything done and are by yourself, it doesn’t mean your day stuck inside needs to go to waste. This is a great opportunity to experience something new! Try dabbling in watercolour painting, sewing or knitting, or practicing with musical instruments — you may just happen to stumble upon a new passion that inspires and motivates you every time you make time for it!
Move furniture around, update wall hangings, change curtains or blinds… the possibilities are endless! Put on some upbeat music, go online to check out some fun decorating ideas and see what you can do to revitalize your apartment. Try adding vibrant new splashes of colour by introducing new cushions, pillows, rugs, throws, knick-knacks and lighting, and you’ll be surprised at the difference they make. Additionally, reorganizing and redecorating can brighten any interior space and make it feel airier — perfect for chasing the rainy blues away!
Settle in For Some “Me” Time
When all else fails, there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to kick back, relax and enjoy the comforts of home. Soak in a soothing bath, Netflix and unwind, browse the internet to your heart’s content, catch up on some video games or cuddle up with a good book and a cup of tea — you’ve earned it! Setting aside some time to relax and entertain yourself can be very reenergizing, making it easier to head out on the town another day to tackle work or errands.
Living in a CLV Group apartment enables for all sorts of fun opportunities and experiences, regardless of the weather — the trick is to know how to make the most of every day!
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