Places To Go Away From Your Roommates
Roommates getting you down? Or worse, roommates getting your amped up? Maybe it’s time to take a step away. No, we don’t mean skipping out of town (permanently). We mean, finding someplace outside of the house to temporarily escape from any irritating roomies.
Keep in mind, this isn’t advice to escape addressing whatever the issue is. If its something serious, you should talk to your roommate about it. But sometimes, you might not be in the right frame of mind to have that discussion just yet. Or maybe, it’s just a minor issue like feeling claustrophobic and needing some space for an afternoon. If that sounds relatable to you, here are some places that you can go to get that much-needed break.
This suggestion is pretty extravagant, but it also does the job. If you need to get away, do it big and get away to a different town, state, or even country. If you don’t want to spend a heap of money, pick the closest town or city near you and visit there for the day or weekend.
Another idea is just to go to work. Maybe you’re tired of your roommate always being in the shared spaces or sleeping on the couch in the morning. If so, go ahead and offer to go to work for overtime or off-site. Or, just cherish the times you’re at work and not dealing with whatever’s bothering you at home.
If you work at home or can’t get an extra day to work, try going to public places like the library. Enjoy the quiet of the library as you read a book or work on something through a public computer or your laptop.
Another idea is to try a coffee house. Buy a cheap drink and enjoy a couple of hours enjoying coffee house music and the views of people working away from home.
Or maybe you want to go to somewhere more familiar and friendly. If so, make plans to hang out with a friend or two. Maybe you can even talk to that friend for advice on how to talk to your roommate about whatever’s bothering you. Or, you can just watch a show and play a game together. Get your head off the roommate topic.
The same can be said for family. If you’re lucky enough to live near your family, exploit use that. Go visit your parents or your siblings and hang out with them. You might even be lucky enough to get a free meal out it.
Go See A Movie/Play
Another idea is to go out and enjoy a nice movie, play, museum visit. Having an activity to distract you can be fun and there’s plenty of fun events, venues, and activities out there to choose from.
Go To The Gym
Last, you might want to focus that energy on doing something that is beneficial for you. For instance, go to the jump and sweat out any frustrations. That way, you can walk back home with a clear head ready to discuss whatever is dragging you down.
Get Out (Momentarily)
Remember, you don’t have to stick around if you’re having a problem at home with your roommates. You can take a moment to step away and regroup. Take a breather and then come back with a calmer look at the situation. It’s healthy and it’s responsible.