Three Lessons You Learn from Living Alone

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“Be able to live alone, even if you do not want to and think you will never find it necessary.”-Marilyn Vos Savant

More often than not, finally living on your own can truly be liberating in more ways than one. You can finally stay in bed as long as, you like and get to it as late as you want. Furthermore, you do not necessarily have time to be home either, so all the time in the world is yours. Unfortunately, much like any sort of freedom afforded to us, living on your own comes with a set of responsibilities as well—and paying the bills is just one of them. While living on your own opens up a new realm of possibilities and opportunities, it is best if you would not get too starry-eyed at your newfound freedom that you tend to neglect the obligations attached to it.

However, it is this very same set of learning experiences that prepare you for the world like no other. It is incredibly different from living with your family or even a roommate. These lessons, however, will be incredibly valuable in molding you as an individual, and as a result, it would transform your views and shape you into a better person. Indeed, life lessons are an inevitable consequence of being on your own—regardless of whether you are living in a lush flat such as a bgc condo for rent or a flat elsewhere.
Here are some of them:

1.) It is possible to entertain yourself

You are your own best company and best friend, and this becomes more pronounced when you are living by yourself. When you are on your own, you are given an avenue of what it is like to be entertained by just your own company, and you will soon find out that you can just be by yourself without the need of others. Living with others causes you to bemoan your boredom and as a result, they, not you, would find ways to be entertained. Being alone effectively dispenses with this, and as a result, you need to be creative as to how to occupy your time.

2.) Silence is golden

It is in silence that you make the most profound realizations—often from deep contemplation and self-introspection. When you live alone, there will inevitably long bouts of silences punctuated only by family or friends visiting. But for majority of the time, it is only going to be you and a pet—if ever you choose to have one. As a result, you will come to realize whether silence is a thing you actually can handle or not. Most people tend to dislike silences as they cannot control their thoughts. However, instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, you can use this same energy to channel yourself to more positive feelings instead and focus yourself on the now. In this way, you will be able to understand yourself better.

3.) No one can do for you what you can do yourself

No matter how hard you try to rely on others for support, the truth is, only you have the capability of making yourself feel better. True, your friends and family might serve as a buffer to whatever you are feeling inside, but they do not know you the way you know yourself. In this regard, you are given an avenue of independence wherein you do not have to depend on anyone else but yourself and yourself alone. After all, you are the only one who knows what makes you feel best and as a consequence, you are the only one who knows how to put yourself back on your feet again. Living alone is all about you and celebrating yourself.


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