Updated: Jan 14
Living alone, for some, is hard. However, for some it might be inevitable, as not everyone would succeed getting a partner, assuming they want one, considering that there may be some who do not and prefer living alone. Regardless of the reasons behind living alone, Consider these 5 tips if you live alone and/or worry that you might live by yourself for the rest of your life.
1.“Alone” in case of aging refers to aging without a romantic partner. However, you don’t have to be generally alone in order to age without a partner, making the term “alone” to be case-specific. Even as an aged man or woman you can still have people around you to support you, such as family, without the necessity of romantic partnership.
2. Prepare to find yourself bored for time to time, if not during extensive times. Even if you are to find ways to entertain yourself and do other things that lead to productivity, boredom can sometimes be inevitable. Instead of seeing it as an unwanted occurrence, one can see it as a potential to find new things to do and to indulge in.
3. Make sure you’re independent enough to endure a retired life of seclusion. If you are not independent enough you may find this way of life to be harsher than it could’ve been. The issue of independence is applied in many aspects, from the means of transportation to the means of being able to manage one’s finances.
4. The issue of health has to aspects that may affect one another. If you are to completely neglect exercise it may affect poorly on your mental state, and vice versa. Keep a healthy lifestyle not only to extend your lietime but also to preserve one’s wellbeing as the time goes on.
5. The solitary retired life includes a lot of time to be spent. This is an opportunity to master whatever skill or field of knowledge you’re interested in, and not necessarily only one. There is so much potential to be gripped when one is alone, it is unfortunate to see people ignoring it altogether
To summarize, living alone as an aging person, even if hard, is not entirely impossible, and when utilized, it can bring much potential in terms of productivity and insight-seeking. Missing out the times being alone, can also be considered as a wasted potential as well, giving the power of the Internal World. Even if you live by yourself, it's no shame to seek help in whatever activity or problem you need assistance in, in a sense that you cannot do it yourself and competently succeed.