If you live in the Southeast Asia region, heavy rainfalls are inevitable. So what can you do when your normal tropical atmosphere is disrupted by heavy rain and lighting?
1. use a face mask
Face masks are definitely one of my favorite things to do–even if it isn't a rainy day. They make you feel refreshed and energized after while having your skin feel super clean and soft. On a rainy day, having rejuvenated skin can really transform your mood, making it more positive and energetic. Recently animal face masks are the latest fad, and so when I dropped into Hong Kong this summer, I bought a bunch of funky animated face masks from Berrisom. I love Berrisom face masks because not only do they have a range of different cartoons (from tigers to bees), but they also have really eccentric types of face masks as well! In the mood of the dreary rainy day, I chose to use my skull black rice mask.
2. Read A book
This tip might seem a bit cliché, but in all honesty, it is really relaxing–especially when you can hear the calming titter-tatter of the raindrops in the background. There are a bunch of good books to read as we come into the fall season. So go ahead! Curl up on your bed with your pillows and stuff toys and grab your favorite book.
3. Watch a chick flick/Romcom
Never a bad idea.
4. Take a bubble bath
Bubble baths and bath bombs are definitely one of the most amazing things ever created. There is nothing better than to relax in a pool of calming aromas and colors while grooving to calming music.
5. Watch short films on youtube
Have you heard of WongFu Productions or Jubilee Project? These two Youtube channels are one of my favorites to visit on a rainy day. They post short films or meaningful videos that are really touching and give you the feels. I can spend hours watching short films on youtube without even noticing the time passing by!
When you're all cooped up indoors, there will be a bundle of creativity bunched up inside of you and journaling is a great way to channel that energy. I personally find it very peaceful after journaling and admiring my creativity. You should also check out The Journal Club and see other people's beautiful and unique journals.
7. Write a cute letter to someone
Letters have been outdated by technology, but the feeling of pen against paper brings back feelings of nostalgia. Once you start writing, it seems as if you won't be able to stop. Since letters are such an uncommon gift nowadays, receiving one can make someone feel super special and loved! So if you have anyone you care about or a friend who you love, pick up your pen and paper and get writing!