For me, staying in at the weekend is a sensible choice. I don’t mean being a total social recluse – but choosing to stay in once in a while rather than going ‘out out’. You know, wasting ridiculous amounts of money in pretentious clubs and bars, surrounded by pretentious people you pretend to like. Don’t get me wrong, you can have a great night out partying when you are celebrating an ocassion. Or attending an actual event. But for me, long gone are the teenage days when I got shit faced for no reason; or to drown my sorrows. Because you know what, getting drunk to blur out your dull reality does not work. And quite often it’s an expensive mistake. Both emotionally and on your pocket.
I am approaching 25 this October; I actually can’t think of anything better than chilling with a close friend, watching a horror movie with a night filled full of carbs.
Sure it’s great to let your hair down and relax. And everybody has different ways of doing so, I get that. However, we work damn hard for our money. And with the current economic climate, unless you happen to be in a very generously paid job. If you are young, living at home, or even alone… chances are you are struggling financially like the rest of us. So don’t go out every weekend getting drunk because you feel it’s the socially normal thing to do. Think for yourself. Do you really want to waste over £100 every Saturday night? You could save up and do something much more productive, without the hangover.
So next weekend, or maybe even the weekend after. Consider this: staying in with a friend, getting some awesome carby snacks and watching a movie. I guarantee the entire night will cost you under £15. Bargain!
Of course you can’t stay in watching films every weekend. But there are cheap alternative days / nights out;
1. Find a gem of a restaurant
Once I discovered Tortilla, which is basically the subway heaven of Burritos -my life changed. All this for under a tenner. You need to find your Tortilla, and it can be your go to restaurant every time you are trying to save money. 2. Free events
Time out is great for advertising free events around London, or cheap nights out. They also advertise when restaurants do free food or giveaways. Great if you want a free lunch / dinner.
3. Find your interests, attend events
We are lucky enough to have some of the best museums and events in the world in London. And I feel young people don’t exploit this fact enough. Many of them are free to enter, you can spend your weekend exploring cultural and historical facts. Who knows, you may awaken a new hobby or interest.
I hope everyone has a blessed weekend 💋