Bored of being stuck indoors in the rain? Yep, so are we!

If you’re feeling like BBC Weather Woman Helen Willetts (pictured here in our Red Ponte Cross Waist Dress) about the rain this weekend, don’t worry, we have some ideas to keep you occupied.

Get on top of your To Do list

Whether it’s something as dull as “see the bottom of my ironing basket” (which is a lot easier if you wear HotSquash crease-resistant clothes!) or “clean out the rubbish drawer in the kitchen” we all have a job that needs doing which we regularly avoid.

Set yourself a timer, even if it’s only for 30 mins and start tackling that chore.

Let’s face it, there’s not a great deal else that can be done at the moment and crossing off something from your To Do list is always a win!

 

Read a book (it’s simple, but effective!)

A classic like George Orwell’s 1984 may seem too real at the moment, but trust in a good book’s ability to transport you to another world.

For those with kids, make it a family affair and take turns to read a page, then you can tick both the educational and fun activity boxes. 

Top tip: Let the kids build an indoor den with chairs & blankets and cushions, then crawl inside and read together by torchlight, it seems much more of an adventure!

Alternatively, swap books with a partner, colleague or friend and potentially try a genre that’s different from your normal choice, you never know, you may find a new favourite!

Here’s a few of our current favourites…

  • Slightly gory, but fascinating. Covering everything from 9/11 to freak accidents, pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd’s career story is enlightening.

  • If you want to expand your thinking, Yuval Noah Harari is the man for the job, especially in the strange times we currently live in.

  • It may be a man’s world, but it doesn’t have to be in the future. Perez highlights how the world needs to change for 50% of its enhabitants to actually be considered. 

 

Pop on your wellies and go for a walk, you’ll feel better for the fresh air & exercise, trust us.

If you have young children, write a tick list of things you need to spot before you come home, such as:

A Dog

3 Different shapes of leaves

An insect

Someone wearing a hat

A Blue car

A bicycle

 

Obviously, this list may need to be adapted depending on the area that you’ll be walking in!

 

It will help to keep them engaged whilst you’re out (and distract them from the fact that they’re walking in the rain!)

The bonus of wearing HotSquash clothes whilst you’re out is that they’re temperature regulating, so they’ll help to keep you cool if you work up a sweat, and they’ll also keep you warm if the temperature drops. Check out our range of easy-care tops by clicking here.

 

Enter a competition – maybe you’ll win something!

There are loads of competitions online, especially on social media. HotSquash have one running now with @Mogzee_m where you can win a £150 voucher to spend on our clothes, just go to our Instagram page @HotSquash_London for all the details.