I’ve never particularly liked rainy days, but that doesn’t mean that I hate them either. I suppose it just depends on how I’m feeling that day. Sometimes I stay inside, and either watch Netflix or catch up on some homework. Other times, I see these rainy days as perfect photo ops. I also like to take these opportunities to take some time and reflect on myself and get my thoughts together.
Sometimes if I feel like I haven’t gotten enough sleep, I’ll take that time to catch up on a much needed nap. This is especially essential if you are a college student, like me, and you have only been able to get 4-5 hours of sleep each night. However the most important thing that I try to do is to take some time to sit down and become aware of where my thoughts have been lately. I won’t go into too much detail with that, but I will share one thing that I do. If my mind is in a thousand different places at once, I will come up with a list of questions to ask myself.
Now I do not sit down in the middle of a dark room and talk to myself, because that would just be creepy. I usually just write down questions in my journal that I want to ask myself and then answer them. If I am feeling like this has been the worst week of this semester, and I don’t know how I am going to get through it, the question I will ask myself is “Have you talked to anyone about this?” This usually helps, and reminds me that I don’t have to go through anything alone. I also ask myself “How have YOU been lately?” This is normally where I will get really honest with myself. I will write down everything in order to figure out what went wrong and what happened to make me feel this way. Taking this time to reflect on myself helps me to keep a healthy mindset, so I guess in a way, these rainy days are blessings in disguise.
I’m not sure why I feel this way. Maybe it is the underlying metaphor of how the rain “washes” things away. I just feel like whenever I’m going through a tough time, and it just so happens to be pouring outside, there is comfort in knowing that it will pass just like the rain.