How to be alone
Articles and posts specifically about how to be alone and stay happy, healthy and connected.
Learning to Live Alone In My 30s: How I Travel Is In My Hands (Most Of The Time)
When you live solo in your mid to late thirties, the experience is significantly different to your twenties. Twenties are a period of trial and error. In and out of relationships, perhaps, a time of flatmates and house parties, and the fact that you now have a paycheck (however questionably low it maybe) that you can do as you like…
5 Problems You Face Only When You Live Alone
I’m such an advocate for solo living that I don’t like admitting it can have its downsides! But as with any way of life, it has good points and not-so-good. To get better at solo living, we need to get honest about the problems you face only when you live alone.
Feeling alone this Valentine’s Day? Here are 4 ways to comfort your inner Bridget Jones
You know that scene in a romantic comedy where ‘the single person’ is sitting on their couch alone drinking wine, and feeling like garbage because they wish they had someone to sweep them off their feet? It turns out that lots of people who live alone and are single have felt like this in real-life, especially on Valentines Day.
Extrovert or Introvert? Why it’s helpful to know your personality type when you’re flying solo
As someone who lives alone and is navigating the world solo, I understand that deep self-knowledge is at the heart of a successful solo life. Personality profiling can help us build that knowledge. And there are three main reasons why I think it pays to know your personality type when you’re single, solo, or living by yourself.
How to live well, alone
My own journey to living well alone has been a long and winding one. At its heart, it’s been a journey of self-discovery, of getting to know and like myself, and of working out what I need (and don’t need) in my life in order to feel deeply fulfilled. It’s also been about getting good at the practicalities – from…
A healthy relationship with money is crucial when you live alone – this is why
Your relationship with money is one of the most important you’ll ever have – and when you live alone, getting on top of your finances is one of most important things you can do for yourself. Why?
5 Steps to a Surprisingly Happy Solo Birthday
Let’s face it, there are very few of us who enjoy the idea of spending our birthdays completely alone. With a little preparation and the right mindset, solo birthdays can be a wholly different, yet still enjoyable experience. The trick is to make it work for you, and to embrace everything it has to offer.
Five Lessons I’ve Learnt from Lockdown
Lockdown has been different for each of us – and has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives.
The Solo Guide to Leaving Lockdown (and…Why Everything Feels Strange at the Moment)
Look to the future, and to the kind of life you want to build for yourself on the other side of Covid-19, and take the lessons you’ve learnt from this period with you.
How I’m spending Christmas this year (Yvonne’s story)
For some years I have joined my youngest son, my daughter in law and grandchildren for Christmas. My daughter-in-law’s brother has room to hold Christmas dinner and all the family contribute by bringing food courses or sundries. This year the family dynamics have changed - I have been invited but have decided on an alternative Christmas.