Image Courtesty of Giving

It’s no secret that it’s been a wet spring so far. Vancouver has officially seen one of the gloomiest months of March since record keeping, and we’re feeling the weight of that, even here at the Umbrella Shop, where rain is worshipped and appreciated (it’s our business and our passion!). So how do we still live life, get outdoors, and prevent slipping into sadness when rain keeps pelleting the windows? To help battle rain blues and arm you with the best defence, we made a little Spring Rain Survival Guide to help you get through April Showers.

1. Remember it will bring May flowers
There’s a reason it’s a saying! Falling rain now makes for extra healthy plants for summer, when as you know, we tend to slip into the opposite weather issue of dryness. So try to embrace the rain, think of all our natural water resources replenishing, and look at the glass half full. Besides…there’s nothing you can do to stop it, so might as well embrace it.

2. Play in it
Remember when you were a kid and the solution to a rainy day was to pop on some gumboots and get to splashing? You can still do it, even without the rain boots. You won’t melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, so the next time we have a downpour, wear your least water-repellent clothing and get to splashing. Better yet, invite some friends to take part in the fun.

3. Host a movie night
There’s nothing better than a cozy day in while the rain pitter-patters at the window and you’re tucked warm and snuggly inside. Take this as an opportunity to stay indoors with a glass of wine or cup of tea and binge-watch that Netflix series you’ve been meaning to catch up on. Most important, this laziness must be guilt free.