When a rainy day comes and I am forced to sit inside and with the soft roll of thunder in the distance, my favorite way to pass the time is to find some new audiobooks and to give them a listen. There is nothing like laying in bed comfy under my goose down comforter, pressing play on my audiobook, and watching the rain drip down the window as the soothing voice of the narrator mixes with the soft boom of thunder outside.
Rainy days can get me feeling down at times and can make me feel frustrated because I’m not getting all that I want to get done, but when I have the plan of listening to a good audiobook and curling up in bed I can forget all of that and enjoy the moment. I just let myself relax and have a good time while staying indoors, watching the rain fall down outside and knowing that this is a time to just take a break. Maybe the storms come as a reminder to slow down, to take some time to yourself and doing the things that you enjoy in life. Our days shouldn’t always be filled with rushing back and forth from place to place but should be more about enjoying the little things. Such as a good storm and the comforts of staying inside while it happens, listening to a new or favorite audiobook.
Staying inside and staying cozy and warm is my favorite way to enjoy the storms that come, especially when I have a good audiobook to listen to. There really is nothing like the soothing sound of the rain and thunder outside mixing with the words of the book. I can watch the storm outside or close my eyes and pay attention solely to the sounds around me. Whatever I do, I know that I am going to be relaxed and having some much needed time to myself. I let myself get busy way to often and just taking that time to myself during the storm is essential to staying calm and focused on what matters most in life.
So, I have begun to look forward to those rainy days when all that I have to do is stay inside and listen to a good audiobook. There really is nothing like the simple joy of snuggling into the down blankets and letting someone else do the reading for me.