I’m pretty much a homebody. I can spend days on end just puttering around the house – doing chores, messing around on the computer, reading, watching TV, whatever. Basically, I don’t have any sort of natural compulsion to leave the house unless I have something specific to do.
However, there does appear to be a limit to my at-home self-entertainment. I think it’s 3 days. At that point I reach some kind of fever-pitch and start going completely stir crazy. I mention this because I’m at the 3 day point today.
Unfortunately, I have strep throat and two ear infections again (for the second time this school year) so I had to stay home from work today. I have this unofficial policy that if I stay home from work, I don’t go out at all. The only exception is to go to the doctor or pharmacy, and then, only if absolutely necessary.
Unfortunately this particular sick day has come at the end of a weekend of feeling sick and barely leaving the house. Now, at 7:41pm I feel a little bit crazy. Stir crazy.
What’s your limit? How long can you stay at home without going nuts?