Coronavirus is here and new cases are being confirmed in Nigeria every day. To limit the spread, it’s advised that everyone should practise social distancing and stay at home. If you live alone and can’t help thinking about how you’re slowly losing your mind, maybe you should consider the advantages of staying alone during these times.
You are less likely to be infected or infect someone
Self-isolation and quarantine are the best methods to contain the spread and the point is to limit physical interactions between people. Some people are asymptomatic, meaning that they don’t show symptoms, even though they may have it. There has never been a better time to stay alone. Your home is your refuge, right now! Besides, you have all the privacy to do whatever you want. (wink, wink)
You can sleep in for as long as you want
Now that a lot of people are exploring the “work from home” options, you have the window to sleep for an extra couple of minutes since you won’t be commuting to work. Do you know who can disrupt your sleep? A loud roommate. But if you don’t have one, bliss! However, remember that work continues! You want to have a job when we win the fight against this thing.
You can panic alone without passing it off to someone else
It’s not a good idea to panic, but there is a lot of fake news and alarmist information flying around in the wake of coronavirus, inducing fear and panic in people. You can try as much as possible not to give in to them, but sometimes, you can’t help it. Now, panic is a contagious feeling. If you’re feeling it, there’s a chance that anyone you live with will absorb the energy too. The same goes for a panicky roommate(s), they will likely make you give in to this dreadful feeling. That won’t do any good.
Nobody will tell you what to do
These are stressful times and littlest things can set anyone off. Imagine someone rudely telling you to go and do the dishes when you’re not feeling up to it. You probably won’t appreciate that. But you live alone; you can’t relate to that.
Your food is all yours
Food has never been overrated. Now it’s become even more important. You can ration your food however you like without worrying about your roommate(s) that eat too much. However, buy only what you need. It’s a crime against humanity to hoard food.
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