The official age for young people to start living alone is 18years. But in most African homes young people don’t have a specific age to move out. They can live with their parents for as long as possible. Some people stay with their parents until marriage. Most people see young people living on own as not so ideal or responsible.
Many young people want to live alone but they are not allowed to do so by their parents. Some parents do not believe their kids are capable of staying on their own. They love having them under their watchful eyes. Most young people want to live alone but they are not financially capable to do so Some are not mentally, emotionally and physically capable of living alone.
People sometimes shame young people who live alone or want to live alone. These people see young people living alone as an irresponsible act. The truth is that not all young people are capable of living alone, some may move out and before you know it they are back in.
It is important for young people to live alone and learn their own approach to life, face their flaws and be responsible. Living alone is very needful for them. Let them make their mistakes and learn from it.
For young people to live alone they have to be guided by some rules, that could help them in live successfully alone. Like I usually say everything begin and ends with you. For you to live alone, you must trust yourself first. Ask yourself some questions and know your motives for desiring to live alone. If you have trust yourself you that can live alone.
Living alone is not the licence to indulge in any illegal and absurd behaviours because you have freedom. Living alone is also not an opportunity for you to be druggist, because most young people basic intentions for living alone is for them to have the freedom of exploring every silly things in life. Nobody said you shouldn’t not be adventurous but they are limitation to everything. Do not lose your life at the process exploration.
Trusting yourself is the first rule on how to live alone. Another tip on how to live alone is for you to be strong. For you to gather the courage to move out and decided to live alone. You must be fully empowered in decisions making, facing and handling challenges, strong in handling your finances, your health, your excesses and overcoming them. Rainstorm and hurricane may come knocking, and running to your parents to make decisions or solve your problems for you is not always ideal because you are now on your own.
You have to be disciplined. If you were lazy and careless while living with your parents. You have to adjust that. Because nobody is the to wake up and clean up your mess. Get an alarm clock, set it on your desirable time. For those who needs to wake up on time for work. Try you best to sleep early. Put things in place for the next day. In order to avoid commotion.
Living alone can be boring for those who do not want roommate. So you have to get a hobby. Find something that will keep you busy. Explore your potential and be friendly towards your neighbours. Get familiar with the neighbourhood and it’s people.
Netflix is another solution on living alone. They could be your best companion for those of you that are extremely introvert. Get everything that will make staying indoors fun and easy for you.
Write down your shoplist. Before you move out make sure put down all what you need and want in your new apartment. Decorate the apartment to your taste. If you are a working class and busy person. Make sure you buy your groceries and others things you may need. Your refrigerator should not lack food. Always make a list of what you need and get them on time before your money runs out.
Learn to walk with your budget. Do not go overboard. Cut down some excess. Because you do not want to be running to your parents for help all the time. Have tight budget. Until you are rich enough to squander your money anyhow you want.
Be security conscious. Make sure you never forget to lock up everywhere. If you have short memory, write notes and placed them in strategic places. Set alarm for reminder. Prove to yourself that you can do it. It not about you proving to others but you. It makes to become responsible and strong adult.