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Perks of Living Alone When You’re Single

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In this blog post, I will share with you the top 12 advantages of living alone, and how you can make the most of it, especially if you’re single. 

Being single is one thing, but also living alone? That’s a whole other story in itself. If you’ve never lived alone, especially if you tend to get lonely or are an extrovert… It can be quite daunting. For me, it was like that moment before I get on the zip-line. As the harnest is put on me, I can’t help but wonder ‘what in the world am I doing?’ as my heart pounds in my ears. Almost to the point where I decide to give up, because is it really worth it? Just like with living alone – YES! Yes it very much is. As I glide along the zip-line, staring out at the breathtaking views, high on the adrenaline rush – I always think to myself that there’s nothing quite like it. Then, once it’s over (too quickly), I wanna do it again.

Is living alone hard? Sure it is, but so is not living alone – it’s just different hard. So no matter what, you’ll have challenges to get through. Is living alone more stressful? Again, just like every other living arrangement, just in it’s own way. But also, is it peaceful to live alone? It really is, and while it can also be with others… It’ll never be as much as it is alone. Sure, it can really suck, and even when you love it you’ll have moments where you hate it. But what good will it do to focus on that? You want to acknowledge what you hate or dread about it, then actively choose to focus on what you do love and enjoy about it. This requires you to open your eyes and see all of the wonderful advantages and opportunities to immerse yourself in.

Soooo, What is the advantages of living alone? Let’s dive into it…

Create your own space

Living alone gives you the freedom to design your living space exactly how you want it. Whether you prefer a cosy, clutter-free environment or a vibrant and personalised atmosphere; you have the autonomy to make it yours. This process of decorating and arranging your space becomes an expression of your unique style and preferences, reinforcing your sense of individuality. Your home becomes a place where you can fully be yourself, surrounded by the elements that resonate with you. Having this safe space you create for yourself, helps you to accept living alone, because it’s your haven.

1. You can decorate however you want

Living alone means you have the creative freedom to design your space just the way you like it. Personalise your surroundings with colours, furniture, and decor that resonate with your personality. This not only creates a comfortable home but also boosts your confidence, making you appreciate your unique taste and style. There’s no one to make you doubt or question your taste. No one to make you feel bad or tell you they don’t like something. And best of all – you don’t need to add things that you don’t like, just to please someone else. 

2. All the space is just for you

Having an entire space to yourself is liberating, and is probably the base of all the perks of living alone. Use the extra room to pursue hobbies, set up a home office, or create a cosy reading nook. Utilise the space efficiently, allowing you to explore new interests and activities without any constraints, leading to personal growth and self-discovery. You can spread yourself out as much as you’d like, and you have all the space you need for all the things you want and need. You can also utilise every piece of your space as you see fit. 

3. You get the bed all to yourself

Yes, this may seem silly, but it’s also very impactful. Also, sometimes we just need to be silly. You don’t only get to take over the whole bed, you also don’t have anyone disrupting your sleep with movement, taking up space or snoring. Sleep is crucial for overall well-being, and just having someone in your space like that can impact your productivity during the day. Enjoy the luxury of a peaceful night’s sleep in your spacious bed. Prioritise your rest and relaxation, ensuring you wake up rejuvenated and ready to face the day. Quality sleep enhances your mood, energy levels, and resilience, making you better equipped to navigate the challenges of singlehood. Oh, and you can also arrange it as you see fit, and when you make it, no one messes it up.

You’re in charge of your own space

Living alone means you have complete control over your living environment. There’s no need to compromise on how you arrange your furniture, decorate your space, or structure your daily routines. This autonomy reminds you that you’re responsible for your living space and your life. It encourages self-reliance and personal responsibility, boosting your self-esteem and your ability to handle life’s challenges independently. No one can move things around, or leave things out of place. It all remains as you arrange it. So yes, it can be stressful to live alone, but it can also help you take charge of your life, be more decisive & assertive, learn what you like and don’t like, without constantly depending on others. 

4. No one touches, moves or eats your things

Living alone means your belongings are exactly where you left them. This sense of order and control over your space reduces stress and promotes a feeling of security. Embrace this autonomy to focus on your own needs and aspirations, fostering a positive self-relationship and reinforcing your independence. You also don’t have to worry about your personal belongings, and anyone touching or seeing things you don’t want them too. 

5. If you clean, no one will mess it up

Maintaining a clean and organised living space can be therapeutic, and also clear your mind, helping you be more efficient. Dedicate time to cleaning and organising, turning it into a mindful practice. A clutter-free environment enhances your clarity of thought and creates a serene atmosphere, making your home a sanctuary where you can relax and enjoy your own company. When you live alone, you know that no one will mess it up or make it dirty, which can ease your mind. When you’re less worried about this, it’s easier to keep it clean for longer.

6. You don’t have to worry about disturbing someone else

Living alone eliminates the concern of inconveniencing others. Embrace the freedom to play your favourite music, pursue late-night creative endeavours, or practice self-care routines without any inhibitions. This allows you to truly be yourself, fostering self-acceptance and self-love, essential components of a healthy single life. You can just do you, without having to tame yourself, or constantly worry if you’re bothering. This doesn’t mean you become inconsiderate, just that you can enjoy this freedom while it lasts. 

Personal growth & empowerment

The solitude of living alone provides an ideal setting for personal growth and empowerment. Without external distractions, you can focus on your own goals, interests, and self-improvement endeavours. Whether you’re taking up a new hobby, furthering your education, or working on self-improvement projects, the possibilities for growth are boundless. This journey of self-discovery and self-improvement empowers you to become the best version of yourself and navigate single life with confidence and fulfillment. Being happy with yourself through personal growth, can help you be happy living alone, just as living alone can help you be happy with yourself.

7. You have all the privacy you need

Privacy is a luxury in a world where personal space is often shared. Use your private haven to nurture your self-reflection and personal growth. Create a sacred space for journaling or meditation, allowing you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and dreams more deeply. You can take advantage of this to grow comfortable with every part of you; whether it’s walking around naked, dancing like you just don’t care, singing in the shower or checking yourself out in every mirror. 

8. It’s an opportunity to learn to be comfortable alone…

While living alone can be very lonely, even if you enjoy it, it can also be an opportunity to create a connection with yourself. As well as learn to be comfortable in your own company, thus less lonely. Being comfortable in your own company is a valuable skill, and living alone is the perfect environment to develop it. Whether it’s finding ways to entertain yourself when you’re bored. Being in bed alone at night before you go to sleep. Cooking for yourself and eating alone. While doing the different house chores, or in general – running the household by  yourself. Gradually, you’ll build the self-confidence and self-reliance that are essential for thriving in singlehood.

9. …And be independent

Independence is a cornerstone of a fulfilling single life, where you do your thing and just don’t care what others think. Embrace the opportunity to take charge of your life by learning new skills, managing your finances, keeping your house in order, fixing and adjusting things around the house. Doing things for yourself and setting personal goals. The sense of accomplishment that comes from independence not only boosts your self-esteem but also empowers you to make the most of your solo journey.

A peaceful environment

Living alone inherently creates a peaceful atmosphere, which is healthy for your peace of mind and mental state. Without the commotion and interruptions of shared living spaces, you can enjoy tranquility and calmness in your home. This peaceful setting not only allows for relaxation but also provides moments of introspection. It enables you to find quiet moments of solitude, promoting a deeper sense of inner peace. In this tranquil environment, you can connect with your thoughts, emotions, and desires, leading to a more mindful and centered experience as you embrace singlehood… Which means, living alone is healthy, because it helps you create this healthy mindset with yourself and then also with others. 

10. No one complains to you – about your space or habits

Living alone means no one is there to criticise or judge you. Revel in the freedom to embrace your quirks and idiosyncrasies without hesitation, or without anyone complaining about them or your process of embracing them. Allow yourself to be authentically you, knowing that your space is a sanctuary where you can express yourself fully. When you’ve embraced this, you’ll be stronger in your resolve of not settling, and finding someone who’ll accept you for who you are. Someone who finds it charming, and not annoying. But first, you need to find it charming and not annoying, and living alone will help you do that.

11. There are no disruptions or distractions

Solitude provides an environment conducive to deep focus and personal development. Dedicate uninterrupted time to your passions and pursuits. The absence of distractions allows you to tap into your creative potential, and do your thing without anyone breaking your focus or disrupting you when you’re in the zone. It’s also easier to gain the momentum and drive, because there’s no one to make noise, walk in and out, or any other distractions. This means you can get more things done, and do so more efficiently. Which makes you more productive and gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

12. You don’t have someone to argue with

No one to get on your nerves, to annoy you with their presence, or pick arguments about stupid things. The peace that comes with the absence of arguments and conflicts is a gift. Use this newfound tranquility to cultivate a harmonious relationship with yourself. Practice self-compassion, self-reflection, and self-love, laying the foundation for a strong and fulfilling bond with yourself. In doing so, you’ll find that living alone becomes a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. When you achieve that, which is easiet done when living alone and/or being single… It’ll be so much easier to implement it also in other relationships in your life. 

So, will living alone make me happy?

Living alone isn’t just about the physical act of being by yourself; it’s a profound opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and self-love. By relishing these perks and engaging in the simple actions that accompany each one, you can transform your solo life into a fulfilling adventure of empowerment and self-realisation. If you focus on all you have to gain from it, and the advantages of living alone, then yes, you’ll enjoy it more and it will make you happy. It’s also crucial to remember that this isn’t forever – Just like every other phase in life, it too shall pass, so why not make the most of it while it lasts?

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Stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong!
Michal B.L.

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Hey there! My name is Michal, I was born and raised in Israel, currently I live in a small city near Jerusalem. I'm a certified life coach, and in my Single Life Blog, I write about single life in all its glory and share Single Life Lessons to help you embrace yourself and your singlehood. I offer tips and advice for a better, happy single life, how to be independent, feel comfortable in your own skin and company, and how to not chase toxic people - all of which are based on my own 7-year single life experience.