Loneliness has little to nothing to do with living by yourself. You can live with your partner, parents, or children, work in an open office with coworkers, or be in a room full of people and still feel incredibly alone. Being alone is a subjective mental condition. On the other hand, you can live alone for a long period of time or spend time alone and never feel lonely. Living alone, yes, has its disadvantages, but there are a lot more favourable benefits, too.
LIVING ALONE FOSTERS INDEPENDENCE AND FINANCIAL ACUMEN
Individuals who live alone have developed their independence and self-care skills. They must be responsible, which is why they are. They can handle power blackouts, paint projects, blocked sinks, and misogynistic jokes spoken by smug artisans. They are often stronger, wiser, and typically less dependent than people who cohabit since they know how to use their judgment and reach their full potential. Ultimately, they have come to terms with who they are and feel at ease in their own company. Positive side effects include the perception that independent individuals are more attractive and make better supervisors at work, especially if they are women. Living alone, you become adept at managing your finances quickly, which helps you eventually understand how to plan for investments and savings effectively.
YOU WON’T HAVE TO COMPROMISE ON DECOR
Another significant advantage of living alone, which might seem trivial but is important to bring to light, is the high level of personal autonomy you have at home. Your interior can be completely designed to your preference. Is pink Barbiecore decor what you’re after? Try it out. You don’t have to make any sacrifices at all, and if you like decorating, you’ll truly appreciate how much creative freedom you have when designing your place. Your only limitations are those of time and money.
There is no one to constantly judge you when you live alone. Leave whenever you want, return when you wish, or stay home and watch The Real Housewives of the City of Your Choice.
It is not necessary to seek advice from anyone. You set your own rules and operate according to your own schedule. Furthermore, since no one is around to bother you, you can break them whenever you feel like it. In relation to space, living alone reduces your demand for it. No one is going to screw it up, either. When you leave a spotless environment behind for work or school, it remains that way when you return.
PEACE AND QUIET IN THE MORNINGS
Of all the advantages of living alone, this is my favourite. I really don’t think there is a single person in the world that I want to acknowledge with any verbal interaction before I’ve said my prayers and had a few hours of alone time in the morning. The early hours of the day are valuable and productive and give a great head start to the workday.
COOKING & MEAL PLANNING ARE EASY
This list of benefits of living alone must include the food factor, if only as an honourable mention. To start, grocery shopping and meal planning for a single-person household are easier and more affordable. Besides, you are free to cook whenever you feel like it—it’s just you. So go ahead and enjoy cheese, crackers, and a glass of wine for your #girldinner, skip meals whenever you want, have cold pizza for breakfast, and eat leftovers four nights in a row; no one can question you.