Anyone who knows me well can tell you that, given the option, I will almost always choose a night in, curled up on couch in a pair of trackies, over a night out.
And while many have snickered at my choice of Friday night “excitement” in the past, it turns out, that in 2017, I’m right on trend.
You see, this year, the most exciting night out became all about staying in.
That's right, forget about those raging Saturday nights at the hottest club, wearing the highest heels and drinking those sugary cocktails. The wellness movement has replaced those things with a bingeable TV show, a pair of woollen socks and wrapping your hands around a warm mug of tea.
Instead of seeing a night in as a night wasted, here are a few ways you can make the most of your dialled-down evening.
1. Me time.
If ever there was a go-to reason for having a night in on a Friday night, it's because you've scheduled in a little "me time".
Sometimes, after a hard, chaotic week at work, the thought of sitting amongst a busy restaurant, or dancing in a crowded club can be a little too much to handle.
So, instead, it's all about sitting back, stretching your legs out on the coffee table, brewing a cuppa and hitting "play" on that cheesy reality TV show you're not-so-secretly addicted to.