Staying in is officially the new going out! A movement that is popular for young people between eighteen and thirty is ditching the clubs and hopping in bed. If you are unconvinced, here are 10 reasons why staying in is SO much better that going out!
1. You can spend better quality time with your friends
Throwback to the good old primary school days of staying in for a sleepover. There’d be pillow forts, food, movies and more food! Now that you are all grown up you probably think that to spend quality time with your friends you need to hit the town. However, this is no longer the case.
Chucking on Netflix, whipping out the snacks and settling in for a night of laughs, gossip and maybe a bit of wine with your girlfriends is much better than screaming over loud music, losing each other, and being hit on by strange men. You can have a conversation and spend time just in each other’s company without the whole thoroughfare of going out. It’s basically a private party!
2. You can spend more time by yourself
Staying in also allows you to have more time to yourself. Its Friday night and you just spent your entire week surrounded by other people, so the last thing you probably want to do is spend more time with other people and that is okay. You can take the night out, put your feet up and enjoy the company of the person you know best – yourself. You can turn off, chill out and relax.
3. Getting home is easier when you’re already there
Another positive of staying in is that you get to avoid the struggle and haul of getting yourself home at the end of the night. There is nothing worse than finishing up your night out, ready to go to bed, and realise that you still have to find your way home. You could end up waiting for ages for your lift, public transport or even walking home. If you didn’t go out you can go to bed when you please and sleep well knowing you’re not still on your journey home.
4. You can save money
Another reason that you should consider staying in, is that it allows you to save money. If you have ever had a big night out, you know that one of the scariest things is checking your bank balance the next day.
With the cheapest drink costing around $10-$15 plus taxi fares and entry fees, the expense of your night out can grow very quickly. If you choose staying in over going out, then you can enjoy your night without spending any money.
Staying in means you can stay in your pyjamas, kick your feet up and wear your hair up. You don’t have to worry about wearing your best outfit or doing your make up. You can stay comfy in your sweats and your hair in a messy bun. Pair it with some bed socks instead of those horrid high heels and you have yourself the ultimate comfort!
6. Less distractions
Staying in is good for avoiding distractions. Need to get that paper done? Have an exam to study for? Have a big proposal coming up at work? Now that you’re not going out you have more time to focus on these important deadlines.
7. You have more time for relaxation and self-care
Staying in also means that you have more time to relax and look after your mind, body and health. You can relax with a cup of tea, put on your best face mask and run a warm bath with your favourite bath bomb. Your skin and mental well-being will thank you! Make sure you light some candles, exfoliate, moisturise and whip out your best skin care products.
8. You can binge watch your favourite TV shows
Instead of spending the night out, staying in gives you more time to binge watch your favourite TV shows. You can curl up on the couch, turn on Netflix and watch all the new shows that you’ve been wanting to watch.
9. You can have lots of food
Staying in means you have all of your food within reach. Whereas going out often means being stuck at a bar with a very small menu (often limited to packets of chips and nuts). Staying in allows you to stock up on snacks and pig out on them! You can also order in and have any food you want delivered to your door.
10. You can finally read that book
Staying in means that the book that has been sitting for too long on your shelf can finally be taken down and dusted off. You will have the time to dive into the world of your book and get lost among the story.