After a busy day at work, you don’t always feel like going out again. Getting changed and facing the traffic can feel like a step too far. Sometimes, all you want to do is close the door behind you and settle in for the evening. But staying in needn’t be boring. There are lots of great things to do without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Who needs the cinema when you can watch movies from your sofa using the best streaming device? Watch the latest films and catch up on your favorite series. Invite a few friends round and make a night of it.
Go to the Gym
We’re not talking DVDs here though these can be great. We’re talking about a live gym or fitness session in your home. Access a virtual gym session from the comfort of your living room. You don’t need to worry about what you’re wearing, and there’s no need to feel self-conscious. The instructor won’t even know if you leave early.
Enjoy a Chef Cooked Meal
Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal cooked by a top chef in the comfort of your dining room. Many chefs offer a home service. They will come to your house with all the relevant ingredients. They will prepare and serve a top notch meal, and you don’t even have to worry about washing up.
Get a Massage
Some masseuses provide a mobile service and will visit you at your home. The benefit of this is that after a long, relaxing massage you don’t have to navigate the traffic. That feeling of calm and relaxation will stay with you for longer.
Book a beauty treatment such as a facial or a mani-pedi. You don’t have to worry about going out without your makeup afterwards. You can stay as you are and allow the lotions and potions to take effect.
Create a cocktail evening for you and your friends. Pick up some recipes or hire someone to make them for you. Play your own music and wear whatever you like. Make sure you purchase the ingredients and glasses in advance.
Catch up with Friends
Invite a few friends round for a movie or a natter. If they are too far away, then catch via web chat on Skype or similar.
Learn Something New
There are a wealth of courses that are delivered online. Find something you’re interested in and book a course. Consider learning a new language. Or, get to grips with your digital camera and learn how to take it off the automatic setting. If you don’t want to commit to a course, find inspiration from watching a TED talk.
Start Your Own Business
Many people are looking at flexible ways of working. Do you have a hobby you could monetize? Or could you offer your skills on a freelance basis? If so, you might want to consider starting your own business from home. Read this article first.
In an increasingly virtual world, there’s so much we can do without having to leave home. We’re not suggesting you do it all the time of course. But sometimes it’s great to avoid the weather and commuting. Staying in is definitely the new going out.