If you’re in your early 20s, out of school and excited to live on your own, pause for a while to read through this and check if you are ready for the big move.
Be warned that living on your own is not all fun, fancy and freedom. It requires a lot of hard work, discipline and maturity.
Know that living on your own means doing everything by yourself. So if you’re the type who just slept, ate, and studied at home, with minimal to no contribution to household chores, then you’re in for a big surprise. You’ll have to go to the supermarket, do the laundry, clean the house, cook your food, etc. Do not fret! There are a lot of available services to help you get through these, week in and week out. Supermarket shopping is now available online. There are a lot of laundry shops which deliver clothes folded and even pressed. You can hire hourly house cleaners for any cleaning requirement. And food delivery is available everywhere. But of course, these would cost you more than doing the chores yourself.
Know that living on your own means your own pace, your own rules. You get to enjoy a lot of freedom but this can also be easily abused. Like eating too much junk food, staying up late, drinking too much alcohol, shopping like crazy. You have to learn to strike a balance especially in managing your finances. Remember, you now have monthly bills to pay – rent or amortization, electricity, water, internet, association dues, credit card, etc. For these, you can go to eonbankph.com or EON Bank PH app to pay. It’s a 24/7, one-stop shop for more than a thousand billers. You won’t have to go to different sites or physical branches to settle your bills. Just sign-up for an EON account and fund it to gain access to all their services. You can select all your bills payment transactions, enter the required details for each and then check out in one go. It’s so convenient! No need to scramble for bills or coins. You can pay the exact amount up to the last centavo! Best of all, you’re sure not to lose your proof of payment since the receipt is emailed to you.
Know that living on your own means living alone, independent of other people. You’ll learn to eat and sleep alone, care for yourself when you’re sick, face problems and challenges by yourself, deal with your own fears like ghosts, thieves, black outs, and even the feeling of missing home. Be assured that through all of these, you will grow into a responsible and mature individual ready to face anything that may come your way.
Still considering moving out? Well go for it! It may be a difficult journey but for sure it’s something you will be proud of.