We can not always rely on others. There are times when you have to try with your own abilities, that’s why it’s really important to be an independent person.
Living independently isn’t as cool and easy as it seems. You have to prepare well. The goal is really good, if something happens in the future then you can anticipate it well. Well, here are some basic skill that must be mastered when deciding to live independently. Come see.
1. Can cook simple food. You don’t have to be an expert, as long as you understand the basics
When deciding to live independently, you must be able to meet the most basic needs, namely the stomach. Although it can be tricked by buying ready-made food, it is still more healthy and economical to cook it yourself.
Yes, you have to learn cooking. No need to be good at chefs, as long as you understand the basics. At least you can prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The ability to cook is very useful in times of emergency, you know.
2. Have sufficient savings for the period ahead
One more important thing is to have enough savings just in case. Set aside your income to save. Arrange expenses as detailed as possible so you don’t concede.
Savings funds are very useful in emergencies. If you are sick or suddenly need a large amount of money, you don’t need to borrow to and fro. Independent living must be prepared with all the risks involved and having enough savings will help you in the future.
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3. Dare to act to make decisions spontaneously
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Independent living requires courage because you strive to stand on your own feet with all your abilities. When faced with urgency, you must be able to make decisions spontaneously but with full consideration.
That is, you must be prepared to face all the risks that exist. And only courage in you can help you get through difficult times. In addition, you also must have the determination and confidence that you are able to survive.
4. Can manage needs and take care of yourself properly
Living independently means you can manage and prepare your own needs. Starting from waking up in the morning, washing clothes to cooking which are all done alone.
Some basic skill had been mastered, then you can be categorized as an independent figure. Surely you don’t want it if your life becomes stricken or even displaced. But underneath it all, you can divide up your time and learn to prioritize things.
5. The ability to socialize well to the surroundings
Living independently does not mean closing yourself. However you are a social creature who needs others. Be smart in looking for good friends. Expand your circle of friends to add connections.
Get to know a lot of people, so you can understand different human traits. Then learn from experience so you can see the other side of the world through the connections you have. If at any time you need something, you can ask friends for help.
That is some basic skill that must be mastered if you want to live independently. Even though it was difficult at first, it will be very useful for your future.
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