Have you ever got a weird look from a friend or a colleague when you said you spent your weekend at home?
I don’t know if this also happens in other places but in Jakarta I reckon that going out in the weekend somewhat becomes a must-do-activity. And on Monday, you can expect your colleagues or friends ask you how’s your weekend? Where did you spend it? and if you reply them with a simple “at home, you’ll most likely get this weird look as if staying at home in the weekend is the biggest sin.
I’ve also been asked the same questions over and over again. If it’s Fridays, then the question would be what are u gonna do this weekend? Where are u gonna spend it? And if it’s Mondays you just need to change the grammatical tense for both questions.
So, yes it can be quite annoying especially when the question doesn’t stop there. Some would even bother to ask why did you just stay at home?
Well, I know I don’t need to explain it but who knows there are really some weekenders out there who don’t know the fun they miss while they spend their weekend outside.
Weekend at home means:
- Budget friendly. Have fun doesn’t always have to cost you a fortune. You can invite your friends to hang out at your house, watch DVDs, play music and some games, or when you have a big yard you can even have picnic. Instead of paying $5 for a cup of latte at malls, a home-made is surely more satisfying and of course, less ingredients in your latte means less calories.
- Family time. Spending weekend at home with your parents or other family member can be so much fun. You can have barbeque and catch each other up while enjoying the meals. And some board games afterwards will add up the coziness. This is a good time to tighten up the bond.
- More time for creativity. How’s that sound? I hope that reminds you of that unfinished journal you write, or that unfinished painting you made, or other hobbies that had been abandoned due to your weekdays’ busyness.
- Time to clean up. Sounds boring and tiring? Not really. You can start with the easiest part of the house like your own room or perhaps a corner in your room. Declutter your space, who knows you might find something you’ve been looking for all this time. Clean and tidy room will mentally fresh you up. If you still have more energy left, you can also do the same thing to other part of the house.
- Me time. Tired of the crowds? Make yourself a nice beverage and get some snacks, lock yourself up in your room then read all those favorite books or listen to your favorite music. Or just practice the Italian ‘Dolce far niente’ (the art of doing nothing), you know you deserve it
And the list will go on as you start enjoying spending your weekend at home. Give it a try and feel the difference yourself.
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