Sometimes being alone is not as bad as it is believed to be. Everyone should get some alone-time once in a while. It is the time for one’s self most especially if self is not the usual priority in life because of family and career obligations.
Anyone who anticipates having their much-treasured alone-time in the future should do a little planning to maximize the opportunity. It is not a time to feel guilty for putting one’s preference over everyone else for a change. The good thing about it is that it can be done without having to leave home and without extensive preparation.
An ideal time to do this is when all members have personal activities to do for the day. In this way, everyone has the chance to choose the desired activity for one’s self. The spouse can spend time with personal friends while the children can go with theirs. You, who choose to remain at home, can watch movies online of your own choice and at your own pace.
Watching movies online at home is usually a family activity. This then requires movies to be chosen by compromise, meaning that it has to be a movie everyone will enjoy. This is of course always a fun family activity although the freedom to choose and watch a movie on one’s own should be availed of when time and circumstances permit.
Allowing family members to have some scheduled alone-time can provide immeasurable benefits that will encourage more family closeness than usual. Contrary to common misconception that providing time for our own interests takes us away from the family, it actually brings us closer because a certain degree of freedom for personal enjoyment is given. As always, taking this freedom to the extremes at the expense of quality time for the family is not advisable.