Have you ever gone out to a party or social event and immediately knew it was a bad idea? You only went out because your friends begged you, and you don’t want to be known as the grandma/pa of the group. You reluctantly take off your extremely comfortable outfit of the night (sweats for the win!), and put on something more “going-out” appropriate. According to your friends, tonight is going to be, “SO FUN!”
Then you arrive. You become caught in the midst of loud music, sweaty people and alcohol induced camaradarie. All you want to do is go home, jump into your comfortable bed with some yummy snacks and have a Netflix marathon of your choice.
Going out can be awesome sometimes, but it can also be super overrated. Staying in is so much better! You can just chill and relax. Maybe put on a facial mask and eat a really big sandwich in your room, where nobody can judge you.
Here’s why staying in wins over going out:
1. You can do WHATEVER you want, even if it’s absolutely nothing.
Wanna stare aimlessly at the television watching infomercials for anti-wrinkle cream for no apparent reason? Knock yourself out!
2. Comfiest of Clothes
Sweatpants, yoga pants, no pants. All totally fine for staying in purposes.
3. You can eat ALL THE FOODS. All of them.
Pizza, doughnuts, Thai food? All at once? LOL what’s clean eating tonight?
4. Not Having to Deal with People (that you don’t like that much)
You can chill alone or invite only the friends that you want to hang out with. No bothersome people allowed! BONUS: You don’t have to take care of anyone at the end of the night.
5. No Need for Small Talk
You don’t have to have ask people what their major is, and then try to think of another question after it has nothing in common with anything about your major or interests.
Essentially, staying in rules! You can have fun without going out, and that is a true life skill. Don’t ever feel bad about staying in! Stay in like a BOSS.
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