As an introvert, I’ve spent a lot of time by myself at home. That’s what I’ve always preferred (and need). Typically, those who don’t know me well would say:
“Why do you hate being outside?”
OK, let me set the record straight. I don’t hate being outside. You wouldn’t see me traveling if I hate being outside. I just don’t like being outside and wasting my time doing things that I’m not interested in; like strolling through the mall; window shopping, meeting people I barely know, or hanging out gossiping at Starbucks when it’s not very necessary. Simply said, I dislike spending time outside for no special reason. I’m not anti-social either. I have friends, and I can actually interact with people. In fact, I’m quite good at it, especially when the person gives me a good vibe. To put it another way, it is not “hate,” it is being selective. I am selective about where I spend my time and energy because I am aware that I burn out easily when I am around people and feel most alive when I am alone. So, I want to make sure that my time and energy are well used.
To give you a better understanding of how I spend my free time at home, here’s a glimpse into my routine:
Writing And Editing Blog Content.
I spend most of my time at home writing and editing blog content. One blog post can consume my entire day at my desk, and sometimes it takes me several days to complete a piece of writing. This is also why it can be challenging to reach me when I’m at home because I don’t like interruptions while writing unless it’s someone very special to me.
If you’re wondering what I gain from writing blog content, first of all, aside from traveling, writing is my passion. I express myself better in writing. I want to use all of my experiences, regardless of good or bad, as a lesson for other people to learn. On top of that, I frequently receive emails from my readers thanking me for my writing, which motivates me to write more. I also find that the more I write, the more my writing skills improve. Though I do hope to write my own book someday, I don’t believe I’m now qualified enough to do so. My goal, for now, is to keep getting better at writing. The majority of my time is spent at home writing, but when I don’t feel like writing, I’ll do the following:
Binge On Tv Shows or films.
Since horror is my favorite genre, I usually binge on horror TV shows or films. If I couldn’t find any new horror to watch, I will go on Youtube and search for short horror films which I will watch at random. Other than that, I will just pick any show or film that suits my mood. I watch a wide range of shows and films from different sources; I use Netflix, Unifi PlayTV, which includes Disney+ and Amazon Prime, Sooka (specifically to watch Formula 1), and Plex. I use Plex primarily to access the film library my friend shared with me. On Formula 1 race day, which normally takes place on a Sunday evening or night, there is no way I will do anything else besides watch the race. The same goes for when a friend of mine competes in a race. I will block the date, so I won’t do anything else.
Learning Photography And Photo Editing.
I am a huge fan of good photography. It irritates me when people take bad pictures of me. Because of that, I’ve learned some skills on Skillshare that I can share with people who help me take my photos. I’ve also tried a variety of editing techniques in order to find the one that works best for me. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that I’ve been experimenting with the colour red in some of my photos. To be honest, red was never really my favourite color. I was just playing with editing styles and red turned out to be more intriguing than any other color.
Playing the Piano or Guitar.
Two years ago, I bought a keyboard piano, and a year ago, I bought a guitar. To me, music is therapeutic. Honestly, I don’t know when I don’t actually listen to music. I need music all the time, so I can be productive in what I do. Anyway, I’m not very good at playing either musical instrument, but learning to play both feels therapeutic. I really enjoy it.
Browsing e-Learning and taking online courses.
In recent years, my interest in astronomy, ancient history, and etiquette has grown. I’ve learned a lot about astronomy to the point that I was thinking of getting a telescope for myself, but I decided against it when I realized how expensive they are. I have a lot of curiosity. When I’m interested in something, I find it impossible to stop thinking about it. That is why I like to keep feeding my brain with knowledge. I also like it when people share their knowledge with me without making me look dumb. I mean, it annoys me when people want to “test” my intelligence by asking me a question regarding knowledge they already possess. To me, it’s not an appropriate thing to do. Sometimes people get panicky and, due to that, they can’t answer. Some people also don’t have good memories even though they learned about it in the past. Always share any knowledge that you are good at without asking anyone a question. People will more appreciate it.