Living on your own offers a great deal of freedom to act how you want and live the way you want. If you want to lie on the couch for days on end watching marathons of whatever show you enjoy, no one is there to pass judgment on you.
You can turn up the volume as loud as you want on whatever type of music you want, without the worry of a complaining roommate.
There's something comforting in the fact that after a long, hard day at work, you can come home and not be bothered by anyone. You have your own space, a place to feel 100 percent relaxed and act as you please.
Of course it may seem lonely at times, but as long as you have friends to keep you company when you want their company, you may never really feel alone. After all, isn't it better to actually be alone than to wish you were alone?
What are some of the best perks of living solo? Check them out below:
1. You can walk around in the nude without feeling self-conscious
It's your space and you have it all to yourself! If you want to leave your clothes on the floor while your parade around doing your daily chores in your own apartment, well, that is your right!
2. You can drink straight out of the bottle
Why dirty up a glass when the only person drinking out of the orange juice container is you? The same goes for wine… right?
3. You can clean at your leisure
You aren't affecting anyone else by having your mess spread across your apartment. If you're too busy or too tired to clean up on any given day, there's no guilt in putting it off until your ready.
There's no pressure on you, or anyone breathing down your neck, to clean up your dishes from last night's meal.
4. You have plenty of personal space and time for self-discovery
You can and will learn so much about yourself during time spent on your own. It may be a difficult adjustment at first, especially if you are accustomed to living co-dependently, but the skills you will learn will be more than worth it.
You will learn how to handle personal and emotional situations with only yourself to work through it, seeing as you won't have anyone else's opinions infiltrating your thoughts.
5. You have unlimited privacy
You don't have to worry about anyone overhearing your personal phone conversations because there isn't anyone else living in the apartment! It doesn't matter if your bedroom door is open or shut, as there is no way your conversation can be overheard! (Unless you have creepy neighbors who listen through the walls.)
6. You have peace and quiet all day, every day
After working a long day at the office, the last thing you want to hear is the voice of another person. Sometimes silence is necessary, especially when you're craving some cozied-up alone time.
7. You don't have to worry about someone else finishing the last roll of toilet paper
… Or the soap, or the dish detergent, or basically any other communal product roommates tend to share.
8. You can order delivery at any hour
We all get those late-night cravings around 3 am sometimes. Ordering delivery is more than fine when you're living alone, since you don't have to worry about the doorbell waking your roommate up.
9. When you get home at night, you find the place the way you left it
You don't have to worry about anything being displaced since you were the last one to have your hands on said items. Bra on the door handle? Check. Jacket thrown over the couch? Check.
10. You can do whatever the hell you want
In choosing to live alone, you can basically behave any way you want without consulting another person. If you want to have five friends from out of town stay with you for a weekend, there's no one to stop you. You aren't encroaching on anyone else's space, seeing as the entire apartment is yours.
11. You can decorate in any way you please
When you're sharing a common space with another person, you usually have to consult with him or her about how to decorate.
A great perk of living on your own is that you can hang whatever you want on the walls and arrange the furniture in any way you please, without a roommate's tacky taste and opinion getting in your way. You want to hang up that piece of "artwork" you made in drunk painting class? More power to you!
12. You learn to depend on yourself for entertainment
Entertaining yourself can be a difficult task, especially for a generation plagued with some form of ADHD.
13. You don't have to clean up after anyone but yourself
The only mess you need to concern yourself with when living on your own is the one you created.
14. You can pick up the phone and make a call if you want some company
If you are ever feeling lonely, all you have to do is call a friend to come over.
15. You don't have to worry about locking the bathroom door
If you live alone, there's no chance anyone is going to walk in on you in the bathroom… or your bedroom.
16. You are in total control
Living alone offers complete and total control over your lifestyle and living habits. You aren't basing your schedule around anyone else and you're free from worrying about disrupting a roommate in any way.
17. You learn how to take care of yourself
When you have no one else around you, you must learn how to be self-sufficient. You can't rely on someone else because you are forced to be independent.
18. You can only blame yourself for the utility bill
When the electricity bill is through the roof, it's your own damn fault. This can teach you a valuable lesson about responsibility when you are the only person culpable for the cost.
Top Photo Courtesy: We Heart It