Want to see how exciting your life is? Recreate yourself in the Sims and go through a week as you would in the real world.
Do you have a routine? What do you do after work? Do you go out? Do you socialize? Do you constantly ignore your sim acquaintances who call at odd hours in the night to tell you about a cool party happening in the middle of nowhere?
I had recreated my apartment in the Sims 4 earlier on, [How Recreating my Apartment in the Sims Spurred a Decluttering Spree] which made me realize how cluttered my apartment was. Recently I decided to create myself, put my sim in the recreation of my apartment, and have them live like I would. And man, am I boring!
I have a pretty regular routine that I do daily. Nothing special. I wake up, have breakfast, go to work, come home, play video games, take a shower, and go to bed. Occasionally there’s some variety in the game I play or if I’m watching some sort of sport online instead. Sometimes I have dinner, and sometimes I’ll go to the gym.
I literally don’t do anything exciting. Unless you count the variety of food I have for dinner. And most of the time, even that’s not that exciting.
Chores are Quick and Easy
What’s more boring than a daily routine that you don’t deviate from? A routine you’re occasionally terrible at sticking to. And it’s simple things like making my bed in the morning or doing the dishes after I’m done eating (I’m really, really bad at this). Those are things that my sim self tends to do almost automatically. As soon as she wakes up, she makes her bed. Granted, making a bed in the sims is so much easier than making a bed in real life.
It makes me feel a little guilty, to be honest. It shows me how simple it is to do some of these quicker chores, but instead I tend to let me dishes pile up in the sink until I can’t fit any more *cough* like right now *cough*. And this morning I didn’t get around to making my bed, so my bedroom feels a bit more chaotic than it should.
I Rarely Dress Up
It got to a point where I wanted to make a new “everyday” outfit because what I had originally created wasn’t exactly consistent with what I would wear when I get home from work.
I’m one of those people who as soon as I’m home from work my work clothes come off and my comfy pajamas go on. So having my sim self walking around in jeans and sneakers just didn’t sit right with me. So I found a pair of comfy pants and a t-shirt in the men’s section and gave me some slippers.
I have a “party” wear as it’s a standard outfit selection in general, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a reason to change into it.
I Do Most of My Socializing at Work
This one hit close to home. As an introvert, socialization is something that’s on a meter. If I socialize too much at work, I’m drained by the time I get home and have no desire to really interact with anyone else.
Being able to give my sim self the “loner” trait, which effectively acts as an introvert trait, makes it so my socialization meter is pretty spot on with real life. So I have no real reason to interact with people after work.
Occasionally I’ll talk with a close friend if I’m feeling up to it, but most of the time I don’t really talk to anyone in any way after I get home from work. If I do, it’s almost always text based communication.
I Don’t Go Anywhere
Currently, this issue is because it’s still trying to be winter up here in New England. Winter can stay until April in some cases, so colder weather, and snow are a real problem with going places. Particularly since most places to go involve being outside.
But I can’t really use that as an excuse. Once spring hits and all the plants start blooming and pollinating, my allergies go nuts and I’m just about house-bound with the windows shut until the plant hormones calm down. I’m getting allergy shots to try and help this, but an open window in spring will definitely take me down a notch or two simply by breathing.
So I have to find places to go and things to do that don’t involve outside. If anyone has any suggestions, I’m open to them.
Have you ever had a moment like this? Ever realize you’ve been too complacent with life and need to live a little?
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