The 5 Biggest Benefits of Being a Homebody
As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop the appeal of snuggling up in your apartment with a good book grows more and more enticing. And that’s okay. In fact, it’s good for you. Science shows that there are mental and physical perks to staying home. So, go on and settle in to those sweats, slip on a face mask and start reaping the benefits of being a homebody.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Employees with at least one work-from-home day a week have an insane increase in productivity, according to a two-year study conducted by Stanford University. But it’s not
only productivity at work that’s a perk, you’ll notice an increase in efficiency in your personal life as well. Homebodies can multitask on things they’d normally refrain from doing during the day. Things like working out, meal prep, doing laundry, and catching up on email can all be done simultaneously.
Maintain a Healthier Lifestyle
Being home means a higher likelihood of preparing a meal for yourself and skipping rich and potentially fatty restaurant meals. During the winter months, opting to stay home allows you to avoid the inevitable illnesses going around, by steering clear of crowds and high-trafficked areas. Staying in also allows you to practice regular self routines like bubble baths, at-home workouts, skin care regiments and meditation.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
That’s right you can actually improve the environment from the comfort of your couch. It might seem crazy but you can reduce your carbon footprint by staying in. Taking the bus, driving your car, or hopping in a ride share all exert energy that affects the environment. By eliminating a commute, there are fewer carbon emissions going out into the atmosphere.
Boost Your Mental Health
Everyone needs a little alone time to reset, recharge and rethink their priorities. Allotting some quiet nesting time will allow you to return to work or your social life feeling relaxed and refreshed. Not big on alone time? Invite your crew to stay in too by hosting a game
night, happy hour or a movie viewing. You’ll find the lack of noisy bargoers and bumping music make it easier than ever to truly reconnect with your nearest and dearest.
Lower Cost of Living
Who doesn’t love saving a little money? Staying at home benefits not only your wellness, but also your wallet. You’ll be shocked by how quickly you’ll acquire savings just by skimping on gas, meals out and more.
Inspired to stay in? We found the perfect place to start—Philly’s newest square, Lincoln Square. The luxury apartment building has all of the amenities to happily hole up at home for a few days. Think—a game room, movie theater, yoga studio, golf simulator, gym, roof deck, spacious, light-filled apartments, and grocery stores, restaurants and shops right outside your door. Start winter off right by securing a spot in Lincoln Square. Schedule a tour here or by calling 215-621-8946.This is a paid partnership between Lincoln Square and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio