Rains are a reason to over indulge in small pleasures of life, like eating fried stuff, drinking hot cocoa and cuddling up to your loved one. Here is an addictive list of things you have to take pleasure in this monsoon.
Monsoon to people in the tropics has long been a beacon of hope and happiness. It is a time when everything that once seemed dull and dreary looks fresh and joyous. The smell of rain,the deep-grey skies, the sight of rain powering down on a bed of ocean and the feel of fierce wind sweeping you off your feet, are all experiences worth revelling in. There are also things you can do at home to make the monsoons extra special. During rainy season, it is hard not to go back to sleep when your alarm goes off but watching raindrops falling on your windows with a hot cup of coffee is something to get you started off on your monsoon revelling mission.
Hot Cup of Love
Rain or not, a cup of hot cocoa boosts up your feel-good meter to another level. So why do rains and hot chocolate have such an unfathomable connection? Perhaps the wetness in the air calls for something warm and soothing and chocolate is known to cure the saddest of hearts. Before you tuck in for the day, be sure to pour yourself a hot cup of cocoa this monsoon for that instant happiness quotient (Ps: You will also sleep like a baby).
Become a Bookworm
Is your collection of newly bought books piling up? Everybody is so busy in life today that reading has become a chore. This monsoon is your chance to redeem yourselves. Find a cozy corner and get cracking on the pile of books you’ve been wanting to finish. Fantasy or romance would be a good genre to begin with.
Rain, romcoms and a big bowl of popcorn – there’s your million dollar feeling, right there. Heavy rains can bring you down and prevent you from doing outdoorsy things. Capitalize on the opportunity; watch all those romcoms that turn your hearts warm and gooey, perfect for the rain! Start with Notting Hill or You’ve Got Mail.
Food for the Rain
Something about the rains makes you want to dig into hearty, comforting food. While chai and pakodas is a classic combination, there are also healthier albeit tastier alternatives; a one pot meat dish or a big bowl of roasted tomato soup is perfect for a cold, rainy night. Whatever it may be, it’s time to stock up your pantry for the monsoons and indulge in some rainy day cooking!
Host a Game Night
One of the joys of monsoons is to be able to have fun at home as much as you would outside. If you are not able to do the routine Saturday night partying, bring the party home! Get some board games out and make a game night out of it. Pizza, beers and monopoly – if your guests don’t appreciate the combination, they are not worth being your guests at all.
Steer the Wheel
You’ve done everything possible to make yourself feel better at home and it has gotten to a point where you need to get out. A short drive through the rains might help. Just watching the raindrops falling on your windshield is a pleasure but don’t get carried away; driving down during heavy rains might be dangerous. Also, make a playlist of rainy day tracks for the drive.
Go out, Get Wet!
Pick a day, perhaps a day when you are off; head to your terrace and allow the rains to shower upon you. It’s an experience worth enjoying at least once in your life time. Don’t forget to dry yourself up nice when you get back!
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