When we are teenagers we all dream of the day when we can finally leave our parents and live on our own. Then in youth you can have roommates temporarily due to circumstances (living alone is really expensive). Maybe when you finish college and get a job you want to find a home to live your life.
It is a good thought, but before taking the step it is important that you think about whether you are really ready to live on your own or if it is too early.
How much help do you need
The first sign that you are not ready to stop living with someone else is if you need them all the time . It’s one thing to need someone to help you move your dresser when you’ve decided to rearrange your room; It is another when you depend on them to help you wash clothes, dishes or anything else that you should know how to do yourself.
You’re afraid of being alone at night
This just depends on the maturity and the movies you’ve been watching lately. However, if you’re someone who struggles to get a good night’s sleep when your roommate makes plans to sleep with her boyfriend , maybe living alone isn’t the best idea for you. Some people take a long time to feel comfortable being home alone at night.
You hardly have any belongings
Chances are that if you live with a roommate, you own some furniture and they own some others and you only share it while you live together. But, if you only have one bed, dresser, and desk while the rest belongs to your roommate, maybe you should reconsider that going to live alone. If you haven’t thought about owning some furniture yet, you’re just not mentally ready to live alone. In addition, it will cost a lot if you decide to move. After all, furniture is not cheap!
You are not financially stable
For obvious reasons, if you can’t support yourself financially while living alone, you’re not ready yet. Having a roommate gives you someone to split your rent and utilities with, making it that much cheaper. So if you have trouble with your finances while you have a roommate, you won’t be able to pay for things on your own.
You do not know how to cook
This is self explanatory, but we will explain it. If you only eat out or eat the food your roommate prepares, you are simply not ready to live alone. You can’t survive on McDonald’s and cereal. Learn to cook before setting out on your solo journey .
You don’t clean
Until you learn the responsibility of cleaning your things and doing it right, you won’t be ready to go live alone. Nobody wants to live in a messy or dirty home that will only put chronic stress on your mind.
You are emotionally unstable
If you need the daily emotional support of a roommate , you may not be ready to live alone. Some people simply lack the emotional stability and maturity to be able to go home and sit through the day without venting about their daily whereabouts with a roommate. Until you can cope with all of his daily struggles on your own, he is not ready to live alone.
Some people go their entire lives without living alone, and for good reason . If they are not ready, they are simply not ready. If you fall into most of these categories, opt for another lease with a roommate before taking that big leap into solo life … But if you really believe that you can do it and that living alone is your big dream, then do it! You will get to know yourself much better that way.