26 Sep 2018 24 comments

Four Reasons I Love Being A Homebody.

Home sweet home…

As much as I adored the Balinese sun, swimming everyday and giving my summer wardrobe one more run-through, I always feel incredibly happy to be at home – it’s a good feeling, I think, looking forward to your everyday life! Even when I consider how much washing, hoovering and emails I have to catch up on…

I gave myself a bit of a break whilst I was away, I wanted to come back feeling refreshed and excited to embrace the harmony of my routines. I’ve missed dinners at home, working away at my desk, evenings with the cats and having all my beauty products in one place!
I’ve always been a homebody, and I’ve always seen it as a positive – being happy in my own company, enjoying the simple things. Sometimes I think the best part of going out is coming home… is that an okay thing to say???

So to celebrate arriving back to chilly (seriously fucking chilly) Glasgow, here’s a few reasons I’m embracing being a homebody!

Everything in order.

Admittedly, I’m not a great routine-keeper but I love the idea of sticking to a schedule, and my life at home is definitely more ordered than when I’m on the move! I think that’s what I love so much about working for myself – even if I do work from home everyday keeping on top of my emails, blog posts etc., every day is completely different! It’s a routine without being a routine, if you get me.

Being at home gives me a bit of structure, even if the actual workload varies from day to day. I love that I can pick up on projects with everything at my fingertips. I don’t work very well on the move, so I find the familiarity of my workspace here at home pushes me to get through my tasks and work harder. As long as I can avoid my bed, the fridge and Netflix.

Being happy on my own.

I’ve always loved how peaceful I feel in my own company, the way I can amuse myself with work or reading or cooking. I spend a lot of time with Jordan or friends, but I know I’m equally as happy doing my own thing. It’s a good trait to have, being totally comfortable on your todd.

Travelling brings about a lot of hectic days, whether it be a work trip or a holiday, and a lot of time spent with other people, which means I always seem to get a bit of an introverts hangover afterwards. I can be chatty and “on” for as long as I want to be (and believe me when I say want to be!), but I need that downtime afterwards to recharge my batteries and, I don’t know… just have some thoughts and feelings to myself.

Getting my shit together.

A lot of my time at home is spent getting my life in order. I find when I’m away a lot, or just busy in general, everything sort of takes a back seat and then I have to tackle it when I have time.
I usually potter around, doing little tasks and seeing to anything I’ve put to one side whilst I’ve been away. It feels good to get through my to-do list at my own pace, and I feel better for it too!
I usually keep Saturday mornings for the gym, housework and any other life admin I have to do, and I end up with such a clear head when I manage to get through it all!

My favourite days involve the mundane tasks, knowing I can pop a hair mask in and get through emails or accounts without any other commitments is such a good feeling. In the words of Blink 182, I guess this is growing up…

A slower pace.

I sometimes think that I am only so busy because of all the prep I have to do before I go away! It makes me feel so exhausted with everything, I constantly feel like I’m only just keeping my head above the water and never anything more. I mean, I love it and I’m glad that these opportunities come my way, but it’s all about balance really, isn’t it?
When I have a stretch of time at home with less projects going on, I’m a lot more chilled and peaceful. It feels I’m actually accomplishing something, especially when I have full days in my office with little to no social plans during the week. It’s lovely to have the occasional mid-week event or dinner to look forward to, but I really do prefer the days where I work all day and then have a chilled evening at home! I’m a simple being, me.

I’m all for an easy life, but I think you can’t have one without the other – I only appreciate my time at home because I have the buzz of travel, work and socialising to compare it to. Likewise with travel, as soon as I’m home for a few weeks, I start to think about my next adventure! Typical Sagittarius over here.

As we enter in to Autumn, I’m going to embrace home life a whole lot more. I want to see more days on iCal without a dot! Who else is with me on the homebody front?

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  • Sheridan Grady

    Couldnt agree more with this! I love being at home and really enjoy my own company!!! everything else in life is a bonus! x

    http://www.theresheglowsblog.blogspot.com

  • Dressed With Soul

    I see I belong also to these species πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • I’m a total homebody and I used to hate it about myself but now I absolutely love it. I enjoy my own company and it’s stress free! Lovely post πŸ™‚

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Tracy Patil

    Total homebody, I do love travel and holidays but home is definitely where my heart is. I miss my cat when I’m away. I love routine etc just like you😊

    • Exactly this, miss my cats, miss my life! Even miss the gym if I go away long enough haha x

  • Caroline Malone

    I’m a homebody as well, I spent a lot of time making my home somewhere I feel safe and calm and I love being able to come home to somewhere that is totally my own. I actually get a little stressed out if I don’t have a weekend in a month where I can just chill at home and do chores etc! I don’t think there is anything wrong with it at all, and plus it’s really important to be able to spend time by yourself and be happy doing it! xx

    http://www.iridescentplaces.com

  • Traveling and going places is a lot of fun but nothing beats being in your own home. I also don’t like being away too long from my doggies. They’re my bestfriends and I miss them too much haha.

    xo
    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

  • Oh, yes, absolutely with you on this one!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com

  • I love being a homebody! I’m also a travel addict. So the money I save by being home all the time helps save for travel. It’s the perfect circle πŸ˜€ Atowle|https://formationvacations.com/

  • I completely agree sometimes home is the best place❀️

    Arianna | Southernbf.blogspot.com

  • This is so me! I love this post. X
    https://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

  • Yes, I’m a total homebody as well, and these are all of the reasons why I love staying at home and being productive as well! πŸ™‚

    XO, Elizabeth T.
    http://clothestoyouuu.com

  • I feel like life is always about keeping routines, making them, being good before falling off the bandwagon and then restarting. That being said, the idea of a routine is an amazing one.

  • My fave thing is chilling at home by myself!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

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  • Emily Hein

    Time to myself is time I cherish greatly! I can relate 100%, thanks for sharing.

  • Niki Szabo

    totally agree with you, I am a homebody too and also a Sagittarius :). And I finally have the chance working from home. I’m still an employee but in home office and I love it. Everybody asks my all the time that do I not miss to be in an office, colleagues etc, but honestly I’m not missing any of those. I really like being home, working in my own rhythm, have my own everyday routine (walking with the dogs in the morning, have a nice brekkie, keep the flat nice&clean, go to an early session into the gym etc). The only thing which is little bit hard, that sometimes I can be really lazy and it is hard to fight against it but I do my best.

  • I can totally resonate with all of these points – I’m a total homebody too and perfectly happy in my own company <3

    G is for Gingers xx

  • I love being home! Comes with being pretty much introverted as I am extroverted I guess. As a college student, it’s nice that I do have so much time to be at home. Definitely also need to avoid the three things you listed–netflix, the bed, and the food! I’ve gotten a lot better at managing my time over the years, and I’m proud of that!
    twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com

  • Totally agree! I love hanging out with myself at home! β™₯

    http://www.mooeyandfriends.com

  • Lisa Autumn

    YESS I never related to a post more than this!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • Being at home is my happy place, theres no expectations placed on me and it’s the perfect place to relax! P.S, your home is bloody gorgeous, please design mine when I can afford to buy a house!

    Jodie | jodieloue.com

  • I love being at home and am a massive homebody! I love travelling and going away, but I definitely look forward to coming home again and having everything I need around me – the ‘normal’ routine of home life xo