7 Reasons Why Rainy Days Are The Best

7 Reasons Why Rainy Days Are The Best

Rainy days don't have to be so dull, and here are seven reasons why.

Who doesn't love a good ole' rainy day? The rain tapping against the windows and on the roof over your head, the room dim from the clouds, a cooler temperature all around. It makes for the perfect set up to lay back, relax, and unwind for the day. Below are seven reasons why rainy days can actually be some of the best days.

1. Cuddle time.

Rainy days are perfect for snuggling up, whether that’s with a pet or a significant other. Pull out a blanket, a soft pillow, and let the cuddling magic work from there. Rainy days can make a person lazy, so why not be lazy and listening to the rain fall curled up with a warm and comfy significant other or pet? (Not to mention that kisses are a bonus to cuddling)

2. Hot tea.

There’s something about a rainy day, no matter the season, that gives off the vibe to sip on a cup of hot tea. It could be the middle of summer in a thunderstorm, but you'll still feel compelled to make a piping hot cup of tea. Of course, it's much more necessary on a rainy (or snowy) winter day and your hands are cold to the bones. Sipping tea to the pitter-patter of rain is a perfect pair.

3. Movie time.

Once again, movies make for perfect cuddle time, or even alone snuggle time with a blanket. Pop in some popcorn, grab a soda or a beer, sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie (turn off your cell phones, please). But really, the possibilities are endless for a movie. On a rainy day, embrace the feels and go with a sad or reflective movie as the rain falls on such a glum day, or spook your bones with a horror movie, turning off all the lights (bonus if it's storming).

4. Reading time.

Who doesn’t love a good book? Rainy days are perfect for picking up a new book or to finish another you’ve started on because then you can have the whole day to dedicate to reading it. Maybe try your fancy at some non-fiction to educate yourself on things you were curious about but never looked into before. Or maybe pick up some fiction novel—crime, romance, tragedy, feel-good, etc—and let your imagination wonder. Time will fly by faster than you think, especially since you’re already stuck inside without much to do.

5. Spring cleaning.

Okay it doesn’t have to be spring, but who really has the time (or energy) to dedicate a day to cleaning? A rainy day is perfect for cleaning a home from top to bottom, and by the end of it not only do you feel accomplished for making everything nice and clean and tidy, but there’s something comforting about being in a freshly cleaned space or laying down in clean sheets.

6. Cooking up something good.

Make a meal (or meals) on a rainy day that require time and patience; after all, your whole day will have to be spent inside, so time to learn or brush up on some fancy cooking skills. And even treat yourself to some dessert!

7. Finishing up assignments or projects.

Let’s be honest, you’d really rather not being doing things that involve school or difficult tasks you know you need to get done, but if you can get these done while inside for a whole day, you may as well do them. Especially if you’re very bored being rained in. You’ll feel accomplished when you finish the work, and you’ll be happy later that you got it done.

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I'd Rather Be Single Than Settle – Here Is Why Being Picky Is Okay

They're on their best behavior when you're dating.

Dating nowadays described in one word: annoying.

What's even more annoying? when people tell you that you're being too "picky" when it comes to dating. Yes, from an outside perspective sometimes that's exactly what it looks like; however, when looking at it from my perspective it all makes sense.

I've heard it all:

"He was cute, why didn't you like him?"

"You didn't even give him a chance!"

"You pay too much attention to the little things!"

What people don't understand is that it's OKAY to be picky when it comes to guys. For some reason, girls in college freak out and think they're supposed to have a boyfriend by now, be engaged by the time they graduate, etc. It's all a little ridiculous.

However, I refuse to put myself on a time table such as this due to the fact that these girls who feel this way are left with no choice but to overlook the things in guys that they shouldn't be overlooking, they're settling and this is something that I refuse to do.

So this leaves the big question: What am I waiting for?

Well, I'm waiting for a guy who...

1. Wants to know my friends.

Blessed doesn't even begin to describe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.

I want a guy who can hang out with my friends. If a guy makes an effort to impress your friends then that says a lot about him and how he feels about you. This not only shows that he cares about you but he cares about the people in your life as well.

Someone should be happy to see you happy and your friends contribute to that happiness, therefore, they should be nothing more than supportive and caring towards you and your friendships.

2. Actually, cares to get to know me.

Although this is a very broad statement, this is the most important one. A guy should want to know all about you. He should want to know your favorite movie, favorite ice cream flavor, favorite Netflix series, etc. Often, (the guys I get stuck on dates with) love to talk about themselves: they would rather tell you about what workout they did yesterday, what their job is, and what they like to do rather than get to know you.

This is something easy to spot on the first date, so although they may be "cute," you should probably drop them if you leave your date and can recite everything about their life since the day they were born, yet they didn't catch what your last name was.

3. How they talk about other women.

It does not matter who they're talking about, if they call their ex-girlfriend crazy we all know she probably isn't and if she is it's probably their fault.

If they talk bad about their mom, let's be honest, if they're disrespecting their mother they're not going to respect you either. If they mention a girl's physical appearances when describing them. For example, "yeah, I think our waitress is that blonde chick with the big boobs"

Well if that doesn't hint they're a complete f* boy then I don't know what else to tell you. And most importantly calling other women "bitches" that's just disrespectful.

Needless to say, if his conversations are similar to ones you'd hear in a frat house, ditch him.

4. Phone etiquette.

If he can't put his phone down long enough to take you to dinner then he doesn't deserve for you to be sitting across from him.

If a guy is serious about you he's going to give you his undivided attention and he's going to do whatever it takes to impress you and checking Snapchat on a date is not impressive. Also, notice if his phone is facedown, then there's most likely a reason for it.

He doesn't trust who or what could pop up on there and he clearly doesn't want you seeing. Although I'm not particularly interested in what's popping up on their phones, putting them face down says more about the guy than you think it does.

To reiterate, it's okay to be picky ladies, you're young, there's no rush.

Remember these tips next time you're on a date or seeing someone, and keep in mind: they're on their best behavior when you're dating. Then ask yourself, what will they be like when they're comfortable? Years down the road? Is this what I really want? If you ask yourself these questions you might be down the same road I have stumbled upon, being too picky.. and that's better than settling.

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