Keeping plans used to be a pretty straightforward process. You had more than enough energy for the night, your schedule was pretty open and stress-free, and it didn’t matter if you had things to do the next day because hangovers weren’t even a real thing yet. These days, it’s a little more complicated. As much as you love your friends and want to have a social life, being an adult tends to get in the way. Here’s why canceled plans are the best:
- You’re exhausted, and staying home means sleep. Remember those plans that sounded great when you made them a week ago? You could have never anticipated all of the exhausting life events that have happened since then, and now the only thing you feel like doing is watching Netflix in your PJs. You don’t want to be that person and bail, so when you get that text message from your friend asking if you’d mind rescheduling, do a happy dance and put those comfy clothes back on.
- You don’t have to get ready. When all you’re in the mood to do is be a lazy sloth, there’s nothing worse than having to think about getting all dolled up for a night out. When getting ready feels like a major chore, finding out your plans have been canceled is like winning the life lottery. Getting to take off your makeup and your bra will be the most liberating thing you do all day. Put your hair in a messy bun and put those feet up — you deserve it.
- You have a night to dedicate to just you. How often do you get to do whatever the hell you want? Whether you’re working, in school, or doing both, there’s always something going on. While seeing friends is great when you’re feeling it and having a social life is a good thing, having a unexpected plan cancellation gives you the chance to catch up with anything you’ve fallen behind on. It makes for an even better night when you realize you have nothing you need to do and all that’s left is to figure out which movie you’re going to be watching, and what you’re eating while you watch.
- No next day tiredness or hangovers. The late night regret sets in almost immediately when you’re at work and you can’t keep your eyes open or focus on anything. Even worse is the sheer torture of having an adult-sized hangover after a few too many the night before. Nothing makes for a worse day than trying to put up with your co-workers when you are struggling to stay alive yourself. Having a night out rescheduled completely eliminates a rough morning start which leaves you feeling fresh faced and ready to face the day.
- You can’t go out because you’re binge watching a show. Canceled plans will never feel more amazing than when you’re glued to Netflix powering through a show like a champion. Breaking a binge watching session is just about the worst thing, especially when you only have a few episodes of the best show ever left. This is one of the rare cases you can be the one to cancel if no one else does because your friends will just get it; if not, you don’t need that in your life. After all, plans can be postponed, but finding the time to get into good binge watching groove happens much less often.