It’s literally impossible for me to have a physically good day when it’s raining/snowing. My body can’t handle the barometric pressure change. So when I wake up to the sound of rain drops, I automatically start planning things for myself to do.
My main thought that goes through my head is “I don’t want to be a lazy lump today”. And it’s hard not to be lazy on a crappy day. The aches and pains are radiating out of my body to the point where it’s all that’s on my mind. That’s why I’ve started doing this on bad rainy days:
I start by making a mental list of small tasks I want to get done. When I don’t feel good sometimes it’s even hard for me to change my clothes, so starting small is beneficial.
This was my most recent mental list for a rainy day:
- Go downstairs and eat breakfast (this consisted of an entire papaya, hemp granola with almond milk, and two spoonfuls of organic raw honey, the healthier you eat the more you’ll feel good mentally)
- Take a shower and get changed (it takes me so much longer to shower when my body is hurting, so I’ve learned to accept this and to take my time without getting frustrated at myself)
- Meditate for at least 20 minutes, write in my journals, and then sage myself and my room (make sure to set the intention of knowing your body is working its best to heal itself and to be patient with it)
- Do light stretches for every joint (I use YouTube videos if I can’t think of stretches to do)
- Read some chapters in my book (I’m currently reading Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra)
- Make something for myself for lunch (this consisted of quinoa and rice, an avocado with pink Himalayan salt and pepper,
- Take my dog for a walk (yes even when it rains your dog still has to get exercise and pee, btw click that link if you want to read how my dog saved my sanity)
- Relax and listen to music (I usually listen to reggae, but when I want to really relax, I listen to Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, or Dean Evenson; I’m usually listening to them when I’m writing on my blog)
- Take a bath with essential oil infused epsom salt (this feels great on sore joints and temporarily makes swelling for down, I usually will do this before bed so that I can enter a sleeping state relaxed rather than aggravated at my body)
These may seem like small normal things that should get done anyway but the fact that I made a list and attempted to do all of the tasks makes me feel so accomplished.
It’s so hard to keep moving when everything is hurting you, trust me I know, but sitting still and not doing anything will only hurt you more. You don’t want your body to become stiff because you’ll just end up with sorer joints. These lists can be as simple and small as you want! As long as you try to do them, you’re improving yourself. It can really turn your day around. Try it!
Also if you noticed, I said nothing about watching television. TV is great once in a while but if you’re as sick as I am, the main focus should be on healing. In my mind, I don’t have time to waste and I want to heal myself as soon as possible to get back into the groove of life. Try limiting your TV exposure and focus more on yourself and your body, it really does help.