Save these bright ideas for rainy days outside
Rain gets a bad rap for ruining outdoor fun, but when’s the last time you really embraced it? When we were kids, a rainy day wasn’t an obstacle to going outside, it was an invitation. And that invitation still stands, whether you’re 1 or 101. Because in addition to making the world feel brand new and more alive, rain has the power to make the most ordinary outdoor activities feel like totally unique and memorable experiences. Who wants to run from that? That’s why we’re sharing some great ideas for spending rainy days outside.
Before you head out into the drizzle, decide what kind of rainy-day experience you’re looking for. Sometimes letting go and getting wet is part of the fun, but depending on the temperature, or your temperament, it helps to have other drier options. If getting soaked is going to rain on your parade, our world-class waterproof rainwear, rain boots and other rainy-day accessories will keep you snug and dry for a full day of fun outside.
Rain is often characterized as gloomy, but the truth is rainy days can offer some positive mental and psychological benefits sunny days just can’t. We call it precipitation elation. Try meditating or performing yoga in the rain for a totally enlightening experience. Reach a state of deep calm as you practice mindfulness to the soothing sounds of falling raindrops. Or ditch the shoes and massage your toes in the mud for some good-natured sensory therapy. Whatever you choose to do outside, rain always makes it more interesting.