Spring might have sprung in Scotland but there’s still a high chance you’ll be faced with unpredictable weather, and perhaps even four seasons in one day. If you do find yourself in the house, we’ve got some great options to keep you entertained until the weather dies down.
Sewing and Knitting
Knitting and embroidery isn’t just a great way to pass the time. It gives you a great sense of achievement when you finish your newest creation and it’s even got therapeutic benefits too! The action of sewing or knitting is proven to relax you, whilst still keeping your mind active. If you’re a beginner, a rainy day spent indoors is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and if you’re a seasoned seamstress, there are plenty of online blogs to browse for inspiration!
Spending time indoors can give you a great chance to get your creative juices flowing! If you fancy yourself as a writer and you’ve got enough mobility, now’s the time to put pen to paper. If drawing is more your thing, get your paint pots or pencils out for some sketching or painting. Short of inspiration? Move around! Looking out of the window or even just walking around your living room can spark a creative idea.
For book worms, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up with a good book. So, grab that book that you’ve been meaning to start but never got around to, settle down and get lost in the story. If you’ve got impaired vision, you don’t have to miss out. Audiobooks are a fantastic alternative to paperbacks.
Have a Natter
It seems simple but picking up the phone to have a chat with a friend can do you the world of good and instantly lift your mood. You don’t have to be physically with them to have a giggle or set the world to rights with someone over the phone!
Perhaps one of the most important things to remember is to stay as active as you can. If you have access to a garden and the weather hols off, a gentle stroll will work your muscles and calm the mind. However, some gentle stretches in front of the television or using a mobility aid to support you can still do the trick!