There’s something quite relaxing about a rainy day. The sound of the rain falling (sadly drowned out by passing traffic at our place) has a random calmness about it. Also, given that we can’t really go anywhere, the whole day becomes a low-key event.
So, while relaxing, the whole day ends up being a non-event. With nowhere to go and nothing exciting to do, I leave myself without a topic for today’s blog.
Hence, you end up reading about my quiet rainy day. So, I better make it worth your while then.
Life is full of rainy days.
We will always have days, months, years, that aren’t very exciting. They’re just one gloomy boring day after another.
I can remember when I first moved out of home as a young lad. Flat broke and living in caravan park. I was jobless, had next to no friends near by and my only mode of transport was a push bike. I worked in the caravan park every single morning to help pay my rent and studied at TAFE (like night school) each evening. I was depressed, sad and alone. If I wanted to call home, I would have to go to the pay phone (remember those) and do a reverse changes call.
At the time, I accepted that it was going to be a struggle. I worked on weekends washing cars and caravans for cash. I lived of next to no money, like $40 a fortnight for a long time.
After a period of time though, the sun started to shine, and I was no longer stuck in the rain.
In the many years since then, the rainy days have become less and less. Yes, I still have them, but I try to be more productive now which works well to reducing the amount of rainy days I have.
Raining doesn’t mean all is lost.
Unproductive days happen, we all cant have rainbows shining out of our arses every day. Some days all you want to do is eat chips and gravy in bed at 10am.
The important thing to remember is that everyone has days like this. The intensity of such a day will vary person to person. But everyone has rainy days, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Just take the day to recharge and poke around the house doing sweet fuck all (or whatever her name might be…).
Don’t stay in the rain.
It’s important to start getting back normal as soon as the rain has stopped. Turn off Netflix, have a shower, put on some outside clothes and get some sunlight.
People always underestimate the value of getting some sunlight. This simple act can do so much to help improve your mood. Go for a walk, even some light exercise will help. Go fishing, sunbake naked, dress up in a unicorn outfit and take a miniature train ride!
No matter what method you use, be sure to start coming out of the rain sooner rather than later. And, if you find yourself stuck in the rain, seek help. There’s plenty of people who will help, but you need to take the first step.
Enjoy the clear days.
When the rain stops and you get a chance to enjoy the clear days, make the most of them. Be extra productive on those clear days.
You’ll start to find that the more productive you are on those clear days, then the fewer rainy days you’ll have. It’s like a meteorologically based psychological phenomenon. Or, its just healthy for your brain, you choose the analogy.
What I’m trying to say in all this is that we all have shit days, fucked days and days when we feel hopeless. But that doesn’t mean we should stay that way. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get on with controlling the fate of your days. If all else fails, call someone and get some support.
Do these things and you won’t have to worry about no rainy dayz.
‘til next time….. Cheers!