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Moving out and living on your own might seem daunting at first but it can also offer you the freedom to learn more about yourself and your life. As this list shows, there’s no need to worry as there are plenty of positives to take from becoming independent.

Better decision-making

One of the main benefits of independence is that it’s easier to make decisions that work best for you. You should always be mindful of others, but your life is your life and your top priority should be yourself.  

Gain life experience

You’ll gain practical knowledge and experience that will ultimately help prepare you for the rest of your life. Failing is an important part of existence and nothing to worry about. Failing at things when you’re young will help you mature and become a stronger individual as you get older. 

Boost your confidence

Living independently is great for your self-esteem and confidence. The more confident you are, the more you’ll believe in yourself and take on things that you might not normally do. This, in turn, will give you a positive outlook on life.

Use your independence to help others

With independence comes responsibility. The ability to look after yourself and help people benefit from your knowledge and skills can be incredibly rewarding, and a valuable skill to have throughout the rest of your life. 

Positive mental attitude 

As you become more independent you’ll begin to do things that are both good for you and the people around you. This will give you more confidence in work and social situations, ultimately making you a happier person with a positive outlook. 

Conquer more

Independence means you’ll become less reliant on others and develop a positive can-do attitude. Soon, those early morning classes won’t seem so bad after all. But remember it’s OK to ask for help from friends and family - you’ll often find they’ll be happy to pitch in.

Make a plan

It’s always useful to have a plan spelling out what you want to accomplish but don’t be too rigid. Life changes and so can your goals. The main thing is to enjoy your time at university and appreciate your independence. 

When it comes to accommodation, we have a range of options from individual studios to shared student flats. Find your nearest accommodation today.