05/06/2017

A Quiet Night In

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Staying in is still the new going out, right? At the moment, I'm doing a lot more overtime at work so the last thing I want to do after a long day is go out. Being at home and in bed is literally heaven. 
I've always been a bit of a homebody. As much as I love my friends, I'm so used to being on my own as an only child. Guys, I am literally the best company! Joking aside, having a quiet night in at home is much needed for my wellbeing.

I've been all go for a while now so it's so important to wind down sometimes and take some time for yourself. When at home, there's a few activities I love to do:

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Binge-watching TV

I won't lie: I watch a lot of box sets. Don't get me wrong, I love films but there's something about sinking your teeth into a TV series and getting really invested in the characters! I like to watch several episodes in one go rather than one episode a week. Currently I'm watching Chicago Med on box set, PLL and Riverdale on Netflix and Chicago Justice on TV. Maybe I should start a new blog series about all of the TV that I've been tuning into!

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Reading and taking notes

I love to read, I have done since I was young. Unfortunately, I don't get as much time to read as I used to but my latest thing is reading non-fiction books and taking notes from them. I'll pretty much read anything about organisation, de-cluttering, home improvement, fashion, make-up and fitness. I have several notebooks, one for each topic, full of notes taken from different books and tonnes of tips and tricks.

Currently I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series before bed; so far I'm up to the Chamber of Secrets!

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Planning my day/week/month

Staying organised is the only way that I stay sane. I need to know where I'm going to be and what I'm going to be doing most of the time. I try to spend some time on Sunday nights planning out the following week; it is actually soothing to me to know exactly what my plans are and what I can fit around them!

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Doing nothing

There are some nights where I just like to chill out on the sofa and have a family night. We tend to have hot drinks, lots of snacks and stick in a movie or watch sport/quiz shows. As an only child, spending quality time with my parents has become sparse now I'm older. I might still live at home but I'm not often in the house!

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I will always choose a night in over a night out. Being a non-drinker, my idea of a night out is going for food or a coffee or visiting the theatre or cinema. I'm lucky that my closest friends are similar so we tend to go out for food more than anything!

What are your favourite things to do on a night in? Leave me a comment below! 
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