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5 Life-lessons You Get to Learn While Living With Roommates

Authored by : Settl. I 22 February 2021 I 15 min

Many a time the real self is revealed when you live along with others. More importantly, you get to know yourself better when you associate with a definite kind of person. Living with roommates can be a bittersweet experience. While some may live their best lives others might just go through a terrible nightmare of their lives. Though it takes the right people to mingle with you, you might just grow up to be a better person with instances that teach you when you follow some of the simple steps out of humility during your stay at Settl. for a better stay experience and a fun-filled life.
A major key aspect to live with someone apart from family members takes the quality of adjusting. Sometimes not everything might go our way, depending on the character of the other (roommate). When you live and interact with people coming from different walks of life, you come across various differences as well as similarities, which will teach you to learn to adjust and be accommodating of others. Many a time, you will have to compromise on certain issues or at least take into consideration other aspects and ways of doing things. So getting along with people of different backgrounds will teach you to be a better adapting and an adjusting person.
A sense of developing patience is always developed when you live with more than two or three people. With the world evolving at a fast pace all under the tip of our fingers, today's Gen Z finds it hard to compromise to valid things. Therefore living with a group of friendly strangers will teach you patience, will help you sacrifice and adjust with mutual understanding. Be it waiting for your turn to take a shower, or trying to get things arranged, you develop a sense of patience as each day goes by.
Managing Money
While you are still living on a budget it is important to live your needs and expenses according to your financial boundaries. Living with roommates will teach you to prioritize your expenses, and you will exercise your free will in the right arena effectively.
To live peacefully, communicating effectively is very important, and this is what you will learn while living with your roommates. You will learn to put forth your point while taking into account the other person’s opinion too. You will learn to sort out problems through discussion and negotiation. You will understand how you need to speak to convince someone and how to maintain a cordial relationship. This is definitely one of the best and most useful things living with roommates teaches.
Different perceptions of cleanliness
The term cleaning holds an objective outcome in its own way. Some practice it differently and some might just follow by theory. There will be someone who loves an organized mess, someone who needs to clean immediately, someone who needs things to be kept a certain way only, and someone who probably doesn’t care. When all these people live under one roof, it is only then you see how everyone’s idea and way of organizing and cleaning is so different. Although it is an integral part of maintaining a house, every roommate will have their own way of doing it. While you will notice this, you will also learn how to be okay with things not being done your way.
Importance of me-time
This subheading is a breather to our readers. Though you might be piled up with multiple responsibilities, a little time by yourself definitely helps you rejuvenate and is good for a change. Maybe the time you get is very limited and you may not need it much, but when you do not get a moment of peace with yourself, you begin to miss it. Therefore living with others will help you to live a set-apart life. This adaptation will help you understand the priorities of who you should hang out with, and what kind of parties you must indulge in.
Of course, living with roommates teaches you sharing and caring. At times s you might feel that it ain’t your responsibility, but you taking the effort to understand others will help yourself change into a better person. Roommates are like living with siblings, but this time, you have the option of choosing them. Right from the house, the expenses, to food and other materialistic things, to even memories, stories, and experiences, living with roommates means sharing. Whether willingly or unwillingly, there will be at least some aspect of sharing in every roommate relationship.
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