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When we were in our early 20's, going out was a regular occurance. Night clubs, day parties and lots (and lots) of drinking with friends were the norm. Now that we've gotten older, established businesses, started families and agonized over how much money we used to spend on bottle service, we've come to a conclusion: the party life isn't all it's cracked up to be.
With the conveniences that come with Netflix, Hulu, and social media you can just as easily be connected with the outside world from the confinements of your home and we aren’t the only people who feel this way. Research shows that there is a growing number of millennials that are finding comfort indoors versus going out on the town. But, why?
Being Intentional With Your Time Is a Priority
Clubs are just a bit too impersonal. Despite the fact that we are a generation that spends a majority of our time staring at a cell phone screen, yelling in a crowded room in uncomfortable clothes - only to find yourself at home, tired and smelling like smoke is just not as appealing as it once was. Been there, done that, over it. Basically. Now, we’re opting for intimate settings where we can meet up face-to-face and have real conversations with people we value or people we’d like to get to know. Since we’re all seemingly more busy these days, when you do step away from your technology for some human interaction you kind of want it to be for a real purpose. Am I right? Connecting with the people and things that we hold close to our hearts requires us to be intentional with our time.
You've Got To Pay The Cost To Be The Boss
Millennials have been credited with being a group of entrepreneurs and go-getters. Many of us have a passion that is generating into a paycheck in some way, shape or form. But these businesses and side hustles don’t build themselves. Building something of your own requires a heck of a lot of sacrifice and even more work. So opting for work dates with your friends can be a fun and productive way to get some interaction and get shit done. Brit and I live by these and they have really allowed our brands and our friendship to flourish. Swapping the wine for a nice soy chai tea latte can make all the difference and it’s a great way to have an objective ear to bounce ideas off of. Plus, and this is a big bonus, you can find a much needed accountability partner to keep you on track in between laughs and recapping on the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
So, what’s your take? Would you rather spend your free time with drinks and a great DJ, or do you find your peace at home with a good book, or friends? Other than the occasional scene hop (which includes celebrating birthdays and big accomplishments - we’re not complete hermits guys!) we’d prefer a night in - we can’t be the only ones, can we?
Let us know in the comments below!