Healthy habits for rainy days

3 October 2022

There is no denying it anymore, the weather has quickly gotten significantly more gloomy. The temperatures are dropping, it’s getting dark earlier and we might have less energy than usual.

But guess what, not all hope is lost.As much as we are grieving summer time, there are still plenty of fun and nice things to do when the days get colder and rainier. Luckily, we have some suggestions for you.

1. Cherish your coffee moments.

During summer we tend to be outside more and a lot of activities are spent in the sun, on the grass. Obviously, we are not always up for that anymore now. However, Autumn comes with its own wonderful moments. One of our favourite things is to try out different coffee places during the rainy season. Who has the best coffee? Whether you decide to settle somewhere with your big pile of study books or meet a friend for a cosy chat, hopping from coffee place to coffee place can be really fun.

2. Grab a journal.

There isn’t a better season to learn how to sit with yourself, your own thoughts and feelings. One way to do this is to journal. There are a lot of different ways you can journal, it doesn’t always have to be loads of pages filled with every single detail about your days and fears. Journaling can be a quick and incredibly healthy habit. Nothing more comfy than crawling into bed with a cup of tea and spilling your stress onto paper.

3. Rainy walks.

Not everyone is a fan of this, but going for a walk is never a bad idea. Most people will feel more calm and put together after going on a short walk. Again, you don’t have to stroll around in the cold for a long time, it can be a pretty quick activity. But there is something very beautiful and soothing about going for a walk when the weather is a bit more melancholic.

4. Movie nights with friends.

Since everything is getting more expensive, a lot of us might not be able to go out as much as we’d like. Whether this is for drinks, clubbing, eating or going to something like a cinema, it costs us more than usual. A nice alternative for still getting your social buzz going is organising a movie night with friends. Make sure everyone brings a bunch of snacks, pick a good movie (or more) and snuggle up. However, if you love the cinema this October and November you can go to the movies for only 5 euros. This is only on the 21st and 22nd of the month.

5. Ready to read?

We could not write this article without including… books! Autumn is THE season of reading. There is nothing more comforting when you have a new book in your hands, flipping through the pages, losing track of time while outside it’s raining. Many of us would love to read more or pick it up as a frequent habit. This is your sign to do so. When the days get colder and darker there is always a little reading lamp we can switch on.