3. You love walking in the rain
“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” – Charlie Chaplin
For you, a rainy day is a perfect time to go out for a walk. You don’t care if you get wet or catch a cold or what people might think about you. You enjoy being out with the elements and experience the various soothing sensations that the rain brings. You don’t care if your clothes are soaking wet or if your hair is ruined because the heavenly water trickling down your skin cleanses your body, mind, and heart. The rain washes away all your worries, fears and problems freeing you from the shackles of your mundane daily life. You walk with a smile as other people run for cover. You are not in a hurry to reach anywhere. You just live in the moment and enjoy being yourself.
4. You feel happier
Your mood changes instantly the moment you see the sky turning dark with heavy clouds and your heart fills with joy and positivity with raindrops piercing the earth. Rain can significantly alter your mood and make you happy instantly even if you are having a really bad day. Sometimes you are amazed at the incredible influence rain has on your mind and psyche. To you, rain means happiness, calmness, and peace regardless of how your day is going.
5. You like rain gazing
Sitting by your window and looking at the rainfall from heaven and onto the land of the mortals is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day. You love looking at the raindrops gliding down your glass window as different droplets mesh into one and run to the bottom. I love looking at the people outside finding their way through life as they struggle to keep dry or enjoy the downpour. You love observing the world outside finding hope in the hauntingly beautiful gloominess of the rain.
6. Rain is music to your ears
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes
You can listen to the different layers of sound the rain makes all through your day. Whether it’s the sound of rain falling on the roof of your car, your clothes, the pavement or your window, you enjoy the various audible textures it creates upon contact with the world around you. You love the sound of the moist wind rushing by your ears and the raindrops bathing your face. This is the most relaxing and soothing sound to you. You don’t need headphones because rain is music to your ears.
7. You love the smell of rain
You enjoy breathing in the fresh, clean and rejuvenating air after it rains. But what you love most is the soul-soothing after-rain scent. The pleasant smell of petrichor outside during and after it rains is something you want to save for eternity. The moist, cold and fresh smell in the air is one of the reasons you love going outside in the rain as it comforts your soul.
8. You sleep better
“Nothing is better than the sound of heavy rain while you are falling asleep.”
You don’t understand exactly why, but you tend to sleep a lot better on rainy nights. The ambiance, the sound, and the general feeling that it’s raining outside puts you in a deeply comfortable zone. Your mind relaxes as your body eases up when you curl in your bed with the rain dripping heavily outside. You feel a warm feeling inside and you enter a dreamy yet meditative place inside your mind as you drift away to sleep.
9. You are secretly a shower addict
There is a reason why monsoon is your favorite season. If only it could rain every day, you would have been the happiest person alive. Sadly, it doesn’t happen like that. And that’s why you resort to the next best alternative to quench your daily thirst for rain – your shower.
As it doesn’t rain every day, you adjust the lack of your favorite natural phenomenon by taking more than two showers most of the days. You love the sensation of the water dripping down your body as it soothes and calms your mind. So you find your solace in your bathroom, especially when there’s no rain outside. The shower helps you experience the same feelings you get from getting wet in the rain. Yes, it’s not the same but it makes you happy nonetheless.
Let it rain
“Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.”
– Emily Logan Decens
If you exhibit most of these traits, then there is no doubt that you are a pluviophile. You practice mindfulness in its true essence and you understand what it means to live in the moment. You have a truly inspiring and unique personality that makes you different from most people around you. You find pleasure, joy, and happiness in nature and the simplest things in life.
So be proud of who you are and be the rain lover that you are meant to be even if others don’t understand you.
Love yourself. Love the rain.
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