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The Perks of Living Alone


The number of people living alone in condominiums is rising. Going solo is a lifestyle. In an age of social connectivity and collaborative workplaces, living alone provides a break from too much socialisation and interaction. Having a home all to yourself gives you identity, the respite from the everyday hustle-bustle and freedom from all cares, if only for a few hours a day.

  1. Live as you like it. You can play your kind of music, bring in pets or friends without having to worry about bothering anybody and go as clean or as messy as you’re comfortable. Go naked around the apartment, keep bathroom doors open and enjoy your favourite TV shows without fear of being judged. Living on your own also means not having to put up with others’ choice of TV shows or music, deal with their unwashed dishes or get unpleasantly surprised with unannounced visitors.
  2. Inspire creativity. Going solo gives you ample opportunities to reflect and spend time with yourself. Indulge in self-talk, reflective silences and self-discovery. This leads to encouraging your creativity. You can do what you want and don’t have to compromise with other people, you discover your inner strengths and gifts and you have the time to pursue your artistic inclinations. It is not a coincidence that creative people prefer to live alone. Writers, painters, designers and musicians thrive when left on their own. 
  3. Streamlines your accountabilities. You only focus on yourself. Living with other people can get you burdened with their welfare, worries and problems. You get involved with their life’s drama, must adjust to their living preferences and share their problems. You’ll be obliged to commiserate when your roommate goes through a breakup, be home by eight if your mother likes you to or worry when someone sharing the expenses suddenly doesn't pull their weight. When you live alone, you’re forced to be self-reliant and able to eliminate surplus responsibilities.
  4. Creates your personal haven. When living alone, your home becomes your safe place. It becomes your comfort zone, your cocoon and the perfect place you can go home to after a hard day’s work. The comfort and calm after dealing with people and life’s stresses. The place to offer ultimate relaxation after traveling. Your home is your safe place, away from the harsh realities of life, drama and escape from the noise.  
  5. Promotes confidence and personal pride. Independence is a significant and effective confidence builder. When you are thriving and successfully handling adulting in a competitive world, you are proving to the world and to yourself that you have what it takes to succeed. You can take pride in a well-managed home in a good address. This is what makes the more affordable condominiums ideal for first home buyers and retirees.

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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 11/15/2018 1:14:59 PM