Not everyone shares the same sentiments when talking about rainy seasons. Some people are not a fan of it, and some would rejoice when they it’s “hoodie season” again. Whether it’s yay or nay for you, one thing is for sure, we should always try to make the most out of every situation. So here are some tips to stay cozy and warm (and safe!) this rainy season:
Always Check for Weather Updates
Information is definitely in no shortage in today’s age, so we should make it a habit to try to be updated about the weather for today. If you’re feeling a bit lazy to check the news sites or apps, social media is your friend! And if you tend to be a bit forgetful, smartphones have a feature where you can check the weather updates and forecast as soon as you toggle to your lock screen. With Philippine weather swinging like a pendulum, it’s an advantage to be aware when it’s most likely to rain cats and dogs and when it’s going to be sunny.
Have Your Hoodies and Umbrellas Ready!
Apart from December/January, the rainy season is one of the coldest times of the year. It doesn’t hurt to have a few jackets or hoodies ready for such times. Umbrellas are also a must, as we never know when it’s going to pour all of a sudden, so let’s make it a habit to have one ready inside our bags.
Stay Indoors (or Book a Staycation!)
Summer may have been the time to soak up some sun, but during these times, it’s all about cozy-ing up at the great indoors. No need to worry, as there lots of possible fun activities that doesn’t require getting soaked in the rain. You can catch up on that TV Series your friends have been recommending, see that movie you’ve sworn that you will watch but never got to, read a book as part of your new year’s resolution, or listen to that album you keep hearing about on social media. These are just a few ideas that would get you all snuggly and cozy, or better yet, take relaxation to a whole new level by booking yourself a leisurely weekday getaway! After all, we should make the most out of the chill weather and take that mid-week vacation we’ve been longing for since summer. If you’re looking to make the most out of the gloomy weather and low temperature, maybe it’s the best time to take a quick detour from the city and head up to Tagaytay, and stay where there’s a majestic view of Taal.
No matter what the season, we should always make it a point to give ourselves a break to let loose, whether it’s having some time to ourselves or spending it with our loved ones. So take advantage of the rainy season, as this is the best time to relax and recharge from our everyday grind so we can come back rejuvenated, ready to take on the world.