Many people subscribe to the mantra of embracing discomfort and chasing after every opportunity that comes their way, and while this outgoing and spontaneous personality leads to an exciting life, that’s not to say a homebody can’t experience the same amount of fun. In fact, ever since the initial outbreak of Covid-19, everybody’s come to realize that staying at home has its particular upsides, and it’s a lifestyle that’s definitely been on the uptrend recently.
However, most people still carry broad misconceptions and, much worse, negative perspectives on what being a homebody is like. As a result, the vast majority naturally gravitate to plucking only the bad sides. And so, today, we will be demystifying all the doubt, presenting the timely benefits of such a lifestyle and what else you can do to make the most out of embracing your homebody persona.
We Have Some Underrated Perks
Much like any other lifestyle, there are some underrated perks that most don’t catch onto and leave us, homebodies, scratching our heads when others fail to realize them. And while it does feel good to enjoy, it doesn’t feel right keeping all the fun to ourselves when the rest of 2021 is looking like we’re still staying inside for the most part. So, here are some benefits you might’ve overlooked.
- Shift To A Hybrid Workplace Model: If you’ve been following the news recently, then you’ll know that most companies and business leaders now prefer the hybrid workplace, which denotes a mix of in-office workforce and a remote team collaborating together. Therefore, all the homebodies who get a lot more work done at home can rejoice at the fact that they can keep working remotely from the comfort of their living room. So, less adjustment and more work productivity overall.
- Doesn’t Cost A Lot To Have Fun: Homebodies don’t need a lot to keep them entertained; in fact, it takes so little that you end up saving so much if you budget things correctly. Unlike super-outgoing individuals that can’t get enough of eating outside, going on trips, or anything that leads to extra spending, a homebody can get away with just some good food and Netflix. Plus, playing with friends online is more than enough to appease one’s social needs.
- Saving The Planet In Our Unique Way: While the model eco-warrior is usually depicted as someone planting trees and actively advocating for green solutions, homebodies are also saving the planet in their unique ways. For example, since they don’t leave home a lot, the carbon footprint that comes from fuel expenses is close to zero. And if they practice a bit of recycling at home, it’s not impossible for a homebody to be carbon neutral.
But, You Can Boost Your At-Home Productivity Even More
However, what makes the homebody lifestyle so appealing is that, apart from the apparent benefits, you can still boost your at-home productivity even more. And, while you don’t have to juggle everything ASAP, it’s not impossible to have all these crossed off your checklist if you put in the right amount of effort.
#1 Try Your Hand At Some DIY Projects
For all our fellow homebodies that have been looking for something new to fill their spare time, why not try your hand at some DIY projects? There’s no better opportunity than now to brush up on your craftsmanship and handy skills, and you’ll be surprised at just how fulfilling it can be to finish one. Plus, there’s a wide array of DIY projects to choose from, and with the right mix of tools and quality sheeting and construction materials, there’s nothing you can’t do!
#2 Indulge In Books And Skillbuilding
Believe it or not, many people have lost their touch with reading books, and while we don’t expect everyone to be quite the proficient bookworm, it’s a great way to maximize your free time. And for any homebody that’s just sitting leisurely during their off-hours, it makes all the more sense to pick up a book while you’re drinking your coffee. But, if books aren’t for you, then attending online classes and getting extra skills doesn’t hurt as well.
#3 Get Busy Learning Recipes
We are all guilty of ordering food a bit too often; in fact, even when we’re more than capable of cooking and have a well-stocked fridge, laziness just gets the better of us at times. But, for any homebody that wants to step away from the order-to-eat cycle, now’s your best chance of getting busy in the kitchen. There are heaps of recipes available online, and you could create quite the full-course meal given enough time.
Loving The Homebody Lifestyle
In conclusion, there’s so much to love about the homebody lifestyle that it would be a crime not to try it at least once. So, don’t underestimate just how productive you can be at home because, chances are, the world’s headed to more flexibility.