Lately I’ve been feeling like between a social life, and personal me-time, I can only choose one.
Like if I were to keep in touch and catch up with all my friends on a regular basis, enjoy frequent quality time with the family, and dedicate some time to spend with the boyfriend, THERE IS NO TIME FOR MYSELF.
I swear I’m not anti-social or anything. In fact, I feel like I’ve become more social in recent years! Perhaps because as I grow older, I actually get to choose the social situations that I get myself into. And I make those decisions while keeping mind of how much me-time I’m leaving myself.
Am I anti-social? Or am I just a stereotypical introvert?
Homebody [noun]: A person who enjoys the warmth and simple pleasures of being at home.
YES, THAT IS ME.
I’m an introvert, and I’m a homebody. I find comfort in being at home, and being alone in my own space.
I’m quite a stereotypical introvert that way I suppose. Socialising, or being in social situations really drain me out, and I regain my energy from being alone.
Being on the Internet with plenty of YouTube or Kdramas is how I like to spend my me time. Though, most of the time I’m actually working on a blog post, or editing overdue travel photos. And actually…doing anything alone at home is good for me.
Always trying to maximise my time at home
“YESSSSSS I have no plans this weekenddddd!”
Yeah I’m strange like that. I actually have a mini celebration in my head on Friday nights when I recall I don’t have any plans for the weekends. Knowing I get two whole days to myself makes me very happy. That being said, I do make plans for the weekends! (They are usually at least a few days in advance.)
Sometimes I reject plans by saying I’m busy even though I have nothing planned, simply because it was too last-minute, or I just didn’t want to give up my personal time. Does that make me a horrible person? Hahaha I mean, sometimes you just don’t feel like leaving the house, right..?
Getting alone time on my way home is also precious to me.
I listen to music on my earphones. I walk slowly. I take my time. I scroll through Instagram. I people-watch. I look out of the window. I even take a nap. After a long day out or a day at work, I really like to take my journey home as a way to destress and disconnect from social interaction (or at least speaking). Sometimes I even read a book!
But when I have friends who are travelling in the same direction, the feelings are really mixed: “Yay I have company!” vs “Sigh now I got to talk to someone on my way home~”. (I’m sorry friends, I really do enjoy your company. It’s just a matter of time and place? HAHA.)
There’s so much to be done at home!
Some people will die from boredom if they’re stuck at home. But for me, I don’t think I’ll ever get bored. There are always things waiting to be completed. I have videos to edit, photos to comb through, and blog posts that are waiting to be brought to life. Sounds busy indeed, but they are mostly just personal projects that I’ve been sitting on for the longest time.
And of course, being a sucker for a beautiful sunset, that’s one of the biggest perks of staying home hahaha. Yes the sun does get into my eyes, but that’s a small problem if I get rewarded by views like these.
Do you relate to this? and How do you like to spend your me-time?
I’d love to know!
Photos are taken by me with Canon 80D and 18-55mm f/3.5 lens.