Thanks to the El Niño phenomenon sweeping the world, our winter has been rainier than normal up on the Highveld in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Thanks to this weather, it is not only cold but also wet outside, making staying indoors generally preferable. 

However, living in an apartment can become a bit boring if you don’t know how to make use of your time. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to do if you live in one of Live Easy’s affordable rentals, so there’s absolutely no need to be bored. 

A rainy day provides a perfect opportunity to catch up on some much-needed adulting. Here are some great ideas.

Catch Up On Admin

Nobody likes doing admin, so it is often left unattended until the last minute, causing panic. To avoid this, you can use rainy days to catch up on paying bills, sorting out personal admin, and managing your finances in general.

By taking this opportunity to calmly and quietly focus on reviewing your monthly budget and making necessary adjustments, you can minimise the amount of stress and admin you’ll have to deal with later. 

A rainy day is also a perfect opportunity to go through your documents, sorting them by importance, discarding unnecessary items, and filing important things such as tax records, receipts, important personal documents, contracts, and the like. Using a rainy day to get a head start on this will save you a lot of trouble later on. 

Get Some Rest & Relaxation 

You don’t have to be all work and no play on a rainy day. Taking good care of yourself is also essential. Therefore, using a rainy day to decompress and pamper yourself with self-care activities is a great way to spend your time. 

You could try taking a long bath or a luxurious shower. Maybe catch up on some much-needed sleep after a long week of late nights. Or you could simply take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy a good book, practise meditation, do some yoga, or catch up on your favourite TV shows or a good movie. 

Don’t neglect the enjoyment of downtime. A rainy day is a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle for a short while and reconnect with yourself.

Engage In Some Personal Development

Engaging in personal development is another important aspect of being an adult. Often, we spend all our energy on our nine-to-five jobs or our social lives and neglect to invest in our personal growth and development. 

A rainy day provides the perfect opportunity to spend time indoors and learn something new, such as acquiring a new skill or hobby. It could be practising a musical instrument, learning a new language, engaging in art, attempting to write that novel you’ve been dreaming about, or working on that business plan you’ve been contemplating for so long. Whatever the case, taking a rainy day to invest in yourself is an excellent use of your time.

Do Some Spring Cleaning 

Cleaning and organising are tasks that nobody enjoys, but a rainy day is a good opportunity to engage in some much-needed tidying up of your apartment.

You can take advantage of the time at hand to do a deep clean and declutter your cupboards and countertops. Dusting surfaces, vacuuming carpets, mopping floors, and tidying things up in general will contribute to a better quality of life going forward. 

Sorting through your belongings, organising your clothes, or tackling that neglected junk drawer are all valuable tasks that will make you feel better once everything is said and done.

If you wish to apply to live in one of our high-quality, affordable rentals, contact us at Live Easy to apply now!