The 3 countries which I lately had the possibility to live in (if you are curious about which one and why click here), have two main things in common: their beer culture (unfortunately I’m more a wine person so I’m afraid I can’t say more about this topic… 🙂 ) aaand this gloomy, slightly depressing, weather, especially in Enlgand (sorry dear English friends..).
BUT could this be a reson to not enjoy my days? ABSOLUTELY NOT. 🙂
Here are my tips to handle this issue
1 | Stop checking the weather forecast
You can probably already expect what the weather forcast will predict and for sure seeing those gloomy, sad grey clouds with high probability of rain enclosed Monday – Tuesday – Wensday -Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday, won’t change the situation. So why don’t just delet that app that you have on your phone and use the classical old way: wake up, open the curtains of your window and look at the sky. Be positive, sun arrives also in England sometimes and there is no better feeling to start your day with a beautiful surprizing sun!
(Of course don’t follow this suggestion if you’re planning a barbecue/outdoor party/whatever event requires nice and warm weather. In this case, check the weathercast the day before but always have a plan B! See point 3…)
2 | Stop buying umbrellas
I admit it, I’ve been the first that once arrived in the UK buyed an colorful and practical umbrella. Well… it lasted 2 hours, okay, it was poundland quality… but even the second one I had (6£) didn’t last longer so I refused to buy a third one. And you know what? I can confirm you that (except extraordinary storms) english rain is that kind of stupid, just annoying rain that almost always won’t wet you too much. The problem is THE WIND (to be clear: it will be never as bad as the danish wind – take it as a consolation), that’s why umbrellas have short life.
3 | Dress as an onion
It can happen (many times dear followers) that its super clowdy and cold during the morning and then around luch time an amazing sun comes out, as if for a moment you can illude yourself that spring is finally arriving but don’t worry, other clouds are alredy there to erase any hope. So, the only solution to handle these cold-”hot”-cold temperatures is to dress as an onion(multiple layers), in this way you can just take off your jacket/scarf/blazer in case it’s getting warmer and reput them on when those ray of sunlight are gone.
[Little note: many english people barely never wear a coat…yes, even during winter!! I’m still trying to understand how they can do this so please feel free to clarify if you have an answer!]
4 | Stop complaining – the sunshine is inside you
Everyone knows, even english citizens know that british weather is not the greatest in the world. I’m sorry to say it but complaining about it all day, won’t help both the weather to be better both your mood. Also, after a while it’s kind of annoying for the people who surround you. SO, stop grumble about it and be your own sunshine! Think positive, maybe the weather is not good today but you managed to accomplish a task you weren’t sure about, or you received a nice message, there’s ALWAYS something good happening in your day! And bare in mind that YOU could also be the sunshine for someone else! Maybe by just writing a “Have a nice day” text or helping him/her with something…. There are so many reasons why you could be happy and warm despite the weather, why not trying to dig deeper and see how?
What about you? Which is your tip to not be bothered about bad weather?