As the summer months roll in and the temperatures stay consistently hotter and hotter, one has to try and keep cool. Some are lucky enough to have really good air conditioning and can afford to abuse the hell out of it so they stay cool all summer long. Some are lucky and have a pool they can just hop into whenever they want to and quickly keep cool even on the hottest of days.
But in my case, I don’t currently have either of those things to help me stay cool, I’m at the mercy of the air coming into the house and the ceiling fan’s ability to at least blow a little bit of air that feels cool around me. So naturally you have to turn to ulterior methods to stay cool and thus came a tactic I’ve been wanting to try out for quite some time now.
I wrote an article back in November about how I was dying to just walk around the house without pants on, but I lived with a few friends so it wasn’t exactly the right place to be doing that. Now in my current spot, I’ve got most of the important stuff in my bedroom, so I can at least keep the bedroom door shut and do whatever I please. So that’s what I’m doing now, on most days, not even necessarily because it’s super hot out, pants are nowhere to be seen, I’m either in boxer-briefs or just briefs, whichever I feel like wearing at the time.
And I gotta tell ya, it really is such a liberating feeling to just walk around without pants on, it really is. It makes me giddy when I know my next place I’m hoping to move to before year’s end will be a basement apartment where I have a lot more freedom to move around like this. Because seriously, as silly as it might sound, I feel like I’m enjoying everything I do more, while I’m doing it without pants on. I’m serious, I feel better when it’s just a shirt and underwear on. It’s hard to explain, but perhaps my best guess would be that it’s a comfort thing, that choosing to take my pants off and staying like that brings a sense of confidence to myself. I’m not the best looking guy, but I know I don’t look terrible either. Couple that with my hopes to start really exercising at home once I have the space to do so again and believe me, there will definitely be some improvements to this pantsless person.
I think there’s multiple reasons as to why people end up deciding to go the pantsless route when they’re at home, some are even more comfortable doing it around friends and family, rather than just while they’re alone or with just their significant other who’s already used to seeing them without clothes on, let alone in their underwear. And I honestly believe that the biggest reason is simply because it’s comfortable, there are so many kinds of clothing that we wear that while it looks good when we’re out in public, it’s not the most comfortable thing to sit around in all day. For example, it doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, if I come in the house with jeans on, the first thing I’m doing is changing into my running shorts because they’re far more comfortable than jeans could ever be.
As I mentioned earlier, confidence ends up being a big factor in those who choose to go this route as well. Just walking around in your underwear, it brings a sense of self-worth, you get the thought in your head that you must look attractive while walking around in your bare essentials and thus you generate a little more happiness and confidence in yourself. I’m not kidding you when I tell you that the first time I walked around my room in my underwear, I smiled. I honestly felt better about myself almost immediately after taking my pants off, because in my head I thought that because I felt comfortable with doing this, regardless of whether or not anyone would see me like this, the fact I was doing it, it let me know that I’m not an ugly piece of garbage, in my head I felt like a million bucks, like I could take on the world.
With no pants on.
So if you’re living in a place where you could get away with doing so, try it out, take those bothersome pants, shorts, skirts off and let your legs breathe for the first time in a while. It’s a liberating feeling that can give you the confidence you need to take that next step in improving yourself, because if you can be comfortable seeing yourself half-naked the majority of time at home, that comfort will extend out in your daily life when you’re covered up, because you won’t be afraid or nervous about what other people think of you. If you love your own body, that aura will pass onto others.
For me, that change in my confidence didn’t start recently when I began to walk around without pants on, that started when I made the choice to start wearing briefs again. It had a similar feeling to it, as I looked at myself in the mirror and didn’t hate how I looked and that slowly translated into me liking how I looked more and more and starting to pay more attention to how I look, like how my hair is, what clothes I wear and it translated into my confidence going through the roof. Now I’m more open to things, I don’t worry so much about how I look, how I’m posed, how my personality comes off, all of those things.
Sometimes you don’t need a major overhaul to change everything. Sometimes it’s something small that kickstarts everything into gear. For me, a shorter pair of underwear did it and now I’ve added onto that up-trend in my confidence by now choosing not to wear pants when I can do that.
The next step’s a bit dodgy though. Gonna need a house to myself and blinds on the windows if I’m going to suddenly start walking around the house butt naked…