Rainy summer days can ruin the mood, especially if rainy weather ‘comes down’ on your vacation. According to results of a recent Samsung Techonomic Index, every fourth European uses technologies at least once a day to learn new things. This is why a rainy day can stir up motivation for doing something productive – learning languages, chef skills or sports.
Samsung Electronics Baltics product expert Janis Lejnieks gives recommendations how to spend time productively using advantages provided by smart technologies:
Begin a 30-day challenge
A rainy day can become a reason for picking up popular active lifestyle programmes like 30-day push-up challenge or 30-day sit-up challenge. Look for results for ’30 day challenge’ on Google Play and take on challenges!
Find yourself a book
Googreads is the largest social network in the world dedicated to books. It contains feedback for more than 1.1 billion books. Have a look at your friends’ bookshelves, recommendations left by other readers or share your own thoughts. Amazon Kindle and Aldiko are some of the most popular e-book stores.
Surprise your family with your culinary skills
You can try spending a grey and rainy day by trying to prepare exotic or colourful meals. Smartphone apps can help you in that – Big Oven website contains 35,000 ideas for meals. Waterbalance app will help remind you to consume plenty of water in summer. The app contains accurate water consumption calculations based on a person’s age, weight, gender and other parameters.
Plan adventures for sunny days
Use the opportunity given by rainy days to consider plans for the future. Try looking up the weather forecast by using one of the professional apps for this. Yahoo! Weather is a simple and visually pleasant app for this. Weather.com and 1Weather are also among the most popular on the market.
Learn greetings in different languages
Duolingo app is considered one of the best language apps on the market. It provides simple and free of charge language lessons for Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Swedish, Dutch and English language. The learning process is effective and interesting – short sessions with game elements. Maybe it will help you communicate with locals during your next trip to a foreign country?
Check important information
Everyday rush can make you forget about things impart to us – security of valuable information (photos, contacts, documents, etc.). Use the day to make sure you have back-ups of valuable information on your phone and make sure Where’s my Droid app, which can be very helpful when trying to find your phone. It uses a GPS signal to pinpoint the device’s location. In order to make sure you don’t lose photos, it is a good idea to use Google Drive or Dropbox.