An Ode To Being A Homebody In 20’s & A Few Favourite Essentials

LIFESTYLE Mar 26, 2017 21 Comments

An Ode To Being a Homebody | in blue box

(This post was originally published on Oct 2, 2016)

My favourite party tricks is not going. -Rebel Circus

Back then, at primary school, I was quite loud, ‘highly visible’ and active kid. Actually, there was no time I stayed at home and be bored. There was always something to do and I enjoyed these days as much as possible.

But as I growth, my preferences changed and I started realising that I like spending more time with myself in my bed then going out and hang out with people. It was not like I didn’t want to hang out with my friends or meet new people, but rather that I preferred my own space and peace. So, I became a homebody person.

The term ‘homebody’ can mostly evoke those who don’t like going out and are depressed by their life, laying in the bed and watching Netflix, although this is not the only things they do. I am 20 years old and I love being a homebody. I feel my best when I can use this little ‘me moment’ to understand my thoughts and needs and cherish them. Spending a few minutes (hours) with myself means that I can be a little selfish and don’t justify myself to others for that.

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I know that this may sound quite weird but this is it – this is me. I used to be a really social person but then something inside of me changed. I still enjoy a time spending with my beloveds and I love laughing with them and talking to them but… there is always some ‘but’… ‘me time’ is something that I need and can’t live without as it is something that we all need sometimes.

Be a better you, for you. -Inara Bueno

As a homebody, you get used to on your comfort and on other few things that will become your essentials and you can’t imagine enjoying your moment without them. Realising that I also became a homebody, I’ve created a few essentials that make my day.

1| A favourite tea

So, this is my top essential – I can imagine spending my Saturday night without my favourite cup of tea. I’d prefer an English black tea with a tablespoon of milk. (but as a homebody, you can choose whatever you want to drink). It can be a hot chocolate or a tasty latte (by the way, I found this amazing recipe on a latte) or just a bottle of water.

2| A blanket 

What Saturday night it would be without a cosy blanket? There is nothing worse than cold feet in the middle of the movie night.

3| A candle (a lot of candles)

While I am writing this post, there is one candle on my nightstand and it makes me so comfortable. To be honest, I can’t fall asleep without a lighted candle. Well, I can but I usually don’t want to. *blink*

4| My diary

Do you know that moment when you get an amazing super cool idea but you don’t have anything where you can write it down? Well, this is the reason I keep my diary with myself when I have ‘me time’ because you don’t when it’ll hit you.

5| The headphones

Confession time: I am music addicted. I listen to music when: I am working, tidying up, cooking or when I am in the shower. Actually, I think, that by my 40’s I will be probably deaf because of the diagnose ‘too much loud music in her 20’s’. *blink*

I know there is a small pressure on people who don’t need to spend their weekend by dancing in clubs or going out and get wasted and I want to tell you that this is completely fine. If you like staying at home and gorging yourself with on chips, it’s fine and you should not care what other people say. It’s your time, do what you like.





Do you a homebody? Let me know in comments.


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An Ode To Being a Homebody In 20's | in blue box

Lucie

Twenty-year student based in the Czech Republic. She admires everything minimal and floral. And she is also a big bookworm.

21 Comments

  1. I’m a homebody too and love all the essentials you shared.

    • Lucie

      That’s amazing, Sarah! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  2. This is perfect! I love lounging at home with my electric blanket! Beats going to the club every time.

    • Lucie

      Thank you Ashley!

  3. Leslie

    I feel like we are the same person. Haha, i love being at home in my room laying in bed. I love lavender tea in bed reading a good book or watching a Snapped marathon. I understand ya, it’s a great way to spend a day.

    • Lucie

      Wow, so you’re my soulmate, right? Haha. 🙂 I am glad you like it and I love lavender! 🙂

  4. Mistle

    I did not become a homebody until I was in my later 20’s. I found that once I graduated college and got a “big girl” job that partying,etc was not an option as before. I enjoy my quite time now as opposed to crazy nights out.

    • Lucie

      Yeah, maybe it’s just about growing up and changing opinions. 🙂

  5. adriana

    I LOVE this! I’m 22, and I’m definitely a homebody. I always have been – I like to go out, but being home is where I’m happiest! Love this I need to share!!! xoxo

    • Lucie

      That’s amazing haha.:-) Thank you for sharing Adriana. 🙂

  6. Stacey

    Yessss, I’m a huge homebody! My fiance always gives me a hard time because I will stay home for days at a time without leaving unless I need to go grocery shopping. I just love being home! I work from home and feel happiest when I’m home, comfy and cozy! I need my favorite pj’s and coffee!

    • Lucie

      This is what I love about being a homebody! I am glad that I am not the only one. 🙂

  7. Emilee W.

    Love this! I’m the same way!!

  8. Rachel

    I’m 100% with you on this! I don’t mind nights out every once in a while, but I much prefer a quiet night in too!

  9. I, too, am a homebody! Just give me a hot cup of coffee, some pillows and blankets and a good book, and I’ll be perfectly fine! 😀

    • Lucie

      That’s right! 🙂

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  11. preach! Home life is the best life, I even have a sign in my room that says “Everything is better in your Pyjamas”

    • Lucie

      Oh, that’s a very good sign, Victoria! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Shannon

    Ugh yes this is so me. Sometimes I am a little too “homebody,” but i am always working on it. I love this post because it embraces it! I wrote a post called “Why i love being an introvert” recently and this reminds me of exactly how I feel. 🙂

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Shannon, for this comment! I am so glad you like it and can relay to this one. 🙂 I’m going to read your introvert post because I am introvert too haha. Have a nice day.

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