Moving into your own house is exhilarating. The urge to live alone comes at a point in life when you need solitude and privacy.
And although making the change can be difficult and scary at first, everything always turns out to be better than you initially anticipated.
So, are you sure you want to move out of your parent’s or from your shared apartment and start life alone? Well, if you aren’t sure, here are 10 telltale signs that will stamp your readiness to this seismic shift.
No more friends at home
You don’t find it appropriate to invite friends to your family home anymore. You sometimes even feel like there is no more peace or privacy in what should actually be your sanctuary.
You aren’t making any new good memories these days. You clearly need to find yourself a new home away from your family in order to get your space back; space where you can enjoy with friends and make new memories.
You are hating the constant disturbance and interference
You are constantly bothered and bored at home. You really are craving for solitude. Maybe your nieces and nephews are always pissing you off with their endless casual games. You no longer enjoy your siblings’ loud conversations at night.
Your schedules have changed but none of your family members seem to understand that you are a different person now; that you need to be accorded space to rest between work shifts. Their routines are different from yours and that inconveniences you.
Maybe someone is always waking you up earlier than you would wish to by playing loud music. You want the quiet so that you can study but your mom is always on your case, delegating tons of household chores to you and giving you all sorts of errands to run. It is time to leave that home.
You are constantly obsessing over the prospects of living alone
You can’t stop imagining yourself in your own house. All you think about nowadays is how you will style up your space, wall, color, and furniture. You are mostly online these days looking for styling options and how to boost your home’s value. Living alone will give you the satisfaction you so strongly desire.
You really admire independence
There is a burning desire in your heart to take care of yourself, to pamper yourself, and to do everything only for and to your own benefit.
You want to take care of business the best way you know how without anyone asking questions or judging you. You are more than ready to own up your flaws and reap the utmost benefits of your strengths and opportunities.
Sometimes you feel angry and sad sharing a room. You want to be happy and you figure out that living alone will get your happiness back. You admire independent people. Be like them. Move out.
You are stable financially
You are ready to handle all your bills. You can pay utilities and other expenses on time without compromising your happiness or feeling overwhelmed. Your personal savings are well on track and will not be affected by your imminent change.
You now have a significant other
In case your relationship is getting serious, you need privacy. You want to spend time with your significant other; alone. And because you won’t be comfortable bringing him/her over for a sleepover with all your siblings watching curiously, it is best for your relationship if you could find a space with a little more privacy
You are desperate to start calling the shots
You want to control all your movements and actions as the grown-up that you are. You want to watch the TV whenever you feel like, turn the air conditioner on or off as you wish, and play music as loud as you want without offending anyone.
You are excited by the thought of coming home at whichever time you desire without your dad threatening to ground you or take away your phone privileges. You are an adult now. The last thing that you want is to be babied around.
You are organized and responsible.
You are ready to move out if you are organized and responsible. If you have been cleaning the house, shopping for groceries, washing dishes, and even decorating the house, even when you know that the house isn’t yours per se, then you are ready for life alone.
Your roommate or parents have actually stopped caring about house décor, renovations, and tidiness because they trust that you’ve got everything handled. In that case, you can comfortably live alone.
Need for uninterrupted free time.
Your job allows you some free time and all you want to do during that time is relax, meditate, maybe read a book, or even take a nap. But with endless errands to run for your mom, this isn’t possible for now. If you want to live life as you want, move out.
Your pet is no longer wanted in the home
Your parents, siblings, or roommate are tired of having you around and your pet has become their punching bag. Don’t watch as your pet becomes a victim of their frustrations. It is time to move out.
Don’t allow your fear of the unknown prevent you from moving out and starting life alone. Remember that at first change can be difficult, but you only need time to adjust to your new neighborhood and status.
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