There are many advantages to living alone, you can do what you want when you want and there’s no one to fight you for the remote control!  It’s estimated that one in four people in America, are living independently and enjoying a happy, solitary lifestyle.  These people can decide what they want to eat for tea without discussing options with partners or other family members.  They can go to bed and get up as and when they choose without feeling guilty about staying up late or having a lie in.  Living alone can help to make you a stronger much more independent person as you have only yourself to rely on to make sure all tasks are completed.  Living alone provides you with the opportunity to discover who you really are as a person.  Get to know and understand yourself, what are your strengths and weaknesses?  Participate in activities that you’ve always wanted to try, gym classes, gardening, a college course or learning how to drive or ride a horse?  When you want to eat your tea and decide to watch T.V. at the same time, don’t bother to lay up the table!  Make yourself a bowl of your favourite pasta or cheesy chips and take your Cat Lap trays and sit on your comfy sofa.  Take the remote control, pick your regular soap opera or decide on a comedy film, put your feet up and enjoy.

If you don’t fancy the idea of living completely alone then why not think about the benefits of owning a pet?  A small furry friend could help relieve any loneliness you might be experiencing, a cat or dog snuggled up on your lap or lying on top of your bed could be just the answer to any pangs of feeling lonely.  Taking your pet dog for a walk or just stroking your purring cat could help lower your blood pressure and help you to live a longer, healthier life.  If you are out at work most days then probably a dog is not the best pet to choose but a rabbit, small reptile or bird could provide you with all the company you require.

Studies have shown that people who live alone are more self-disciplined and are often more productive, having to get themselves up, showered, dressed, eat breakfast and get ready for the day.  No body around to nag them to hurry up or to make their beds, wash the dishes and put the washing machine on. Living alone could be the best decision you make, just remember you have only yourself to rely on and to count on.  You have to be a strong, independent, resilient person but the benefits are multiple are you could be very happy.


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