It’s been just over a year since I moved into this (not so) little place. That means a year of living completely on my own, and boy do I love it. In fact, I can’t believe it’s already been a year… that seems absolutely crazy to me. Time flies when you’re having fun though, right? That’s why, today, I’m talking about the 5 benefits I’ve found of living alone.
My space is ONLY my space
This means no sharing anything… voluntary or involuntary. I don’t have to worry about returning home from a long day at work, make a cuppa and find no milk left; I don’t have to share the TV and make sure somebody else is happy with the programme/movie choice; nor do I have to worry about being sociable when I really don’t feel like it.
There’s only myself to get annoyed with
If I’m heading out for the evening and don’t have time to do the dishes/load the dishwasher, it’s only myself I have to blame. Or if I just can’t be bothered with the weekly washing or housework, there’s only me going to be inconvenienced by it. The mess I come home to is MINE and it means I have control over it.
Peace & quiet
Sometimes, after a long day at work, you just want to come in, sit down, put your feet up and relax. I mean, I’m not saying this isn’t possible when you live with someone, of course it is. But, those days when you just want complete peace and quiet…? Not guaranteed. Your housemate/s will most likely be pattering around doing their own thing. Living on your own means the peace & quiet to focus on the things you want to do. I can definitely say I’ve got SO much more blogging done, among other things, since living on my own… because I have little distraction.
Putting your own stamp on the place
Living on my own means that I have complete control over the style, decoration and arrangement of my flat. I don’t have to compromise or ensure someone else agrees with my decisions/opinions. Looking around my flat, it is completely and utterly me. It’s such a good feeling when somebody comes in and compliments my home. AND should I get bored of the arrangement, I’m able to move furniture around at will. Which is exactly what I did last month.
Living alone means complete and utter freedom. Not only for all the things I’ve already mentioned, but also the ability to come and go as I please. I can do what I want, when I want and how I want. I don’t have to worry about what anybody else might think of that.
Although I do love living on my own, the freedom that comes with it and the fact I won’t be giving it up anytime soon, I won’t lie to you and pretend like it’s all sunshines and rainbows all of the time. Living alone doesn’t come without it’s disadvantages but, personally, they’re tiny in comparison to all of the above.
If you’re living alone and are struggling to see the benefits of it, then stay tuned because I have some tips coming up for you next month. Hopefully, if you’re not already, they’ll help you come to love it too!
Until next week,