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Let It Rain

By Batista Gremaud

Rainy days can become a major inconvenience for people living in a typically sunny region like Los Angeles. Not only do they have to deal with the possibility of destruction that rain can cause, but they could also struggle to stay productive and active.

A few days of dampened spirits and pouring rain can turn someone from lazy to seriously unmotivated and stuck in idleness until the sun dispels the gloom.



There are better things to do than binge on Netflix movies.

  • Go for a walk: Put on a raincoat and rain boots, and go for a stroll. Enjoy your time in the rain! Take in the sights and smells of rain in a typically dry region.

  • Read a motivating book: Enjoy relaxing reading time in your home while it rains outside. Or curl up with a hot cup of tea while watching the raindrops.

  • Spend time indoors playing games: Play board games with your friends or family while the rain falls outside.

  • Catch up on home chores: Take the opportunity to do some spring cleaning, get rid of the old, and make room for the new.

Rainy days are perfect for experimenting with new delicious and healthy recipes in the kitchen.

1. Energizing Coconut Kale Bowl offers a nutritious and soothing way to spend the afternoon.


Ingredients:

-1/4 cup uncooked quinoa

-1 cup raw kale, chopped

-1 large banana, sliced

-1/2 large avocado, sliced

-1/4 cup shredded coconut

-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-Pinch of sea salt

-1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Cook the quinoa by adding it to a medium-sized pot with 1/4 cup of water. Bring the quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pot with a lid. Let the quinoa simmer for about 12 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Then, remove the quinoa from the heat and let it cool.

  • Mix the kale, banana, avocado, coconut, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl until everything is combined.


1. Hearty Chili: This simple dish is warm and filling, perfect for rainy days.


Start by heating olive oil in a large pot and adding diced onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft, and pour in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and broth. Add the chili seasoning and stir to combine. Then add beans, corn, and other desired ingredients, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Simmer for at least an hour and season with salt and pepper. Serve your chili with crusty bread, sour cream, and cheese for a complete meal.


2. Homemade Soup: A favorite for any age, homemade soups are easy to prepare and are often quite healthy.


Choose one of your favorite soup recipes and stock up on your desired ingredients. Start by sautéing your preferred vegetables in a pot and seasoning them with salt and pepper. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the veggies are tender. Blend the soup to desired consistency, add more seasonings or proteins, and voila! Serve with some crusty bread or crackers.


Look at the rain from a different perspective.


A shift in perspective can begin a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

  • Rain is a natural source of hydration for plants and animals, making it one of the most critical components of a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Not only does the rain help to quench the thirst of many plants and animals, but it also replenishes the moisture in the soil, enabling the growth and health of crops, trees, and other plants. In addition, the soil also absorbs the rain's natural nutrient content, helping to fertilize the ground in many areas, which helps to provide essential minerals and vitamins for a thriving environment.

  • Rain also assists in cleaning the air. Air pollutants such as dust and smoke wash away during rainfall, improving air quality, which is especially beneficial in cities and other areas with high levels of air pollution. Rain also helps to clean water sources and reduce the risk of dangerous bacteria and other contaminants.

  • Rain has several geological benefits as well. By eroding and weathering the land, rain contributes to landscape formation and the beauty of nature. Rain also helps to slow or prevent the occurrence of landslides and helps prevent extreme fires by putting them out.

Rain is essential for many aspects of the global environment and ecosystems. By providing important hydration to the vegetation, improving air quality, assisting with landscape formation, and promoting the overall well-being of organisms, rain benefits our planet in more ways than one.



Romancing in the rain.


The rain can be a very romantic setting for any special occasion. Watching raindrops trickle down the window pane or puddling on the ground carries a hint of mystery to the evening, setting a tranquil ambiance. The sound of rainfall also lulls away stress and tension, creating a serene and secluded atmosphere perfect for a loving, romantic night of shared dreams and silent whispers.

For a truly unique and intimate evening with your loved one, enjoy a night watching the rain. Have dinner together while listening to the calming sound of rain slicks, and then either retire to a cozy corner of the home or try an outdoor activity. Take a long stroll in the rain. If the forecast calls for thunder and lightning, find the safest spot in the area to see the spectacular display of power in the sky.


Gym Time, Rain, or Shine!


Skipping the gym when it rains will likely make you feel lazier, unmotivated, and even more depressed, so it is best to show up at the gym and proceed to get your workout in even if it's raining; surprisingly you will find the regulars there rain or shine, you'll pat yourself on the back for showing up, making it an excellent opportunity for bonding and camaraderie.


Besides, physical activity boosts your mood, helps you maintain a healthy weight, improves cognition, and enhances sleep.

Finally, take the time to appreciate nature's beauty, from the lush green of the foliage to the birdsong in time with the gentle trickle of the rain.


And when the sun starts to peek through the clouds, washing the entire outdoor vista with a golden hue, with your new perspective, you'll be in awe of nature's bountiful beauty.




 

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BATISTA GREMAUD

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I love the rain, as long as I don't have to go anywhere!

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Jessica Ross
Jessica Ross
Mar 21, 2023

I’m not used to this weather!

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Here we are again!


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