One of the most important milestone in everyone life is when they move out of their parents house and start living on their own. Even though it might sound daunting for youngsters,there are few greater character building exercise than living on your own. The lessons learnt are invaluable and would stay with you forever.
Like everything in life, it has its own set of positives and negatives. There are days when you simply hate it, cry out loud and want to move back with your parents. There are also days when you enjoy the serenity of your place and all the other perks of living alone. We present to you the things that you learn while living alone for the first time. Sit back and Start the indulgence.
1) You learn to value things
Thanks to our parents, when we live with them, we never have to worry about anything. But when you live alone, you learn to value all things especially money.
2) How to be a mature and responsible adult
When you start living away, you no longer remain a kid. So you have to start behaving like an adult and take responsibilities.
3) How to deal with people
Be it your maid who skips cleaning your house every alternate days, nosy neighbor or super Conservative landlord, you learn how to deal with them.
4) How to take care of your health
When you live with your mom, every cough or sneeze seems like terminal. But when you don’t have your caring mother with you, you know that these are just simple seasonal illnesses. And you become an expert on treating small household illnesses too.
5) It is Normal to have full blown conversations with yourself
6) How to do grocery shopping
Yes, it’s not as simple as it sounds. From 5 different apple varieties to a dozen varieties of bread and even milk, it is quite an exhausting task. Not to mention that things that are most essential are often missed when preparing the shopping lists.
7) How to Cook Food
When you live with your parents, you never have to worry about what to eat. But when you live alone, you have to learn how to cook, even if it is just Maggi (now any instant noodle) and Tea.
8) Your fridge is always empty when you need a snack even though you just spend 1000 bucks on the weekend for groceries.
9) The Value of Internet Connection
When you start living alone, only then you’ll realize the importance of Internet connection. Be it talking to your friends and family over skype, watching TV shows onlines, buying clothes or groceries online, Internet will become your best friend. And if you don’t believe me, wait till you loose your connection for a couple of days!
10) You start hearing strange noises in the night
11) How to procrastinate like a boss
- Need to do the dishes – Naah, lets use paper plates
- Need to buy grocery – Its only Saturday evening, I still have Sunday left
- Need to change the light bulb in the bathroom – well, finally the light on my smart phone is getting utilized
12) Overcome your fear of Spiders and roaches
A Spider in your room? You have to be brave as there is no one else to help you out
13) You begin to dread those friendly SMS reminders to pay your Bill
14) Mosquitoes and all other bugs always come for you since there is No one else
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15) You start valuing your relationships more
16) There is nothing warmer than a mother’s hug
Or nothing tastier than the home cooked food.
17) You are grown up now and you are loving both the freedom and the responsibilities
How do you like this list? Like any other list of this type, there’s real swings and roundabouts to it all. Everyone will have their own set of experiences – good, bad or both. I have prepared this from my personal experience. I have been living along for a while now and I love it. There are days when I hate it, but over time I havegotten used to it. I love the freedom and all the time I get to myself.
So, What do you think about living alone? Do you think it’s awesome or it’s a harsh reality of your life? If you live alone currently, tell me what do you think in the comments.