2 months of home alone

Sachin Sharma
2 min readMay 31, 2020

The last 2 months have been home alone stay at Pune. This has been my first time ever without anybody — be it family, roommate, or domestic help.

With a huge change in day-to-day life, it made me realize a few things—

  • Housework is not tough. It is boring! Because it is the same thing to be done over and over and over again…..
  • Cooking is not tough either, but it is not boring at all. After 4–5 days of messing around, I got hang of it nicely. It requires some creativity, which comes with an instant reward.
  • 2 meals a day are good enough to keep you going
  • Sink zero > Inbox zero
  • No cleanliness, no peace of mind
  • Alone time doesn’t automatically mean a quiet mind
  • A tight and repetitive routine means days feel like passing by quickly and unremarkably
  • Books > Netflix > Youtube
  • If you are alone for long, you can even get emotionally attached to house plants
  • Consumer consumption (malls/movies/restaurants) is just a habit, without having much bearing on happiness. Changing to a much simpler lifestyle with 5 times lesser consumption didn’t bring a big emotional change.
  • Weekend car drives outside the city, Saturday morning coffee+book/friend at a nice cafe are the best pleasures of life, period!
Egg fried rice under preparation

That’s what comes to the top of my mind. How has been your experience?



Sachin Sharma

Founder @townscript. Passionate about building Products. Books when not working. Writes at — https://www.sachinsharma.in