what do you do when you are alone in the house?

@comfort55 (1574)
India
September 16, 2008 9:42am CST
Well this is regarding the silence at my home when I am alone. I play the music on, or Tv so that I can hear some sound because I can't bear absolute silence. Even if I am doing some household work or reading a book, there has to be some sound. It relaxes my mind and I don't get the feeling that i am all alone in the house. What about you?Do you like absolute silence or put on your music system or TV on?
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@DreamOn01 (146)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I do freelance work from home, so when my husband is at work and I'm home alone, I get a lot more work done without interruptions. I usually have music on when I'm working (usually turned down low) just because it makes me feel less "alone" if that makes any sense. However, if what I'm working on requires extra concentration, I will work in silence, but if I'm focused on my work, the silence won't bother me.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Yeah dreamon, often background music in low volume helps making work more enjoyable and when you need extra concentration you totally forget about the surroundings. Happy freelancing!
@meiyah (15)
17 Sep 08
I would be in front of the computer or laptop and do my usual blogging, with a loud music on the background playing my favorite songs. Or I could watch a movie alone or play my favorite games on PSP. :)
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Welcome to mylot meiyah! Its individual choice, some people like to listen low volume music and some like it loud. Happy mylotting!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
When i am alone at home i usually do cleaning with music background to keep me energize, for it is only the time too keep my house neat and clean, afterward i like to sleep or watch my favorite movie while eating. Happy mylotting
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Even I usually feel that music makes doing your household chores interesting as it tends to energize otherwise which would have been boring. Have a nice day!
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Have a party lol. I the last time I was home alone was when I was pregnant on bedrest which was 3 years ago and it was really boring lol. I would watch tv sleep alot, eat and drink gallons of water since they thought that would help me. Before that I think I would just get on the computer and play games.
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Surely, apart from watching TV, eating and drinking, you must also be looking forward to your special gift you'll get in the coming time and thats your darling baby.lol!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
17 Sep 08
i love the peace and quiet because even with 4 people at home (when they are home) the house is chaotic!) i work from home and when my kids are at school and my hubby is at work, it is absolutely perfectly quiet here and i LOVE IT!
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
That means you need peace when you are alone in the house?
• India
16 Sep 08
I would usually play games on my laptop because I am quite addicted . But if I doing some household chores I would turn on my favorite playlist in a high volume.
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
So music has to be there while doing your household chores.
• United States
16 Sep 08
I clean my house up and I go on mylot. Now, if I am in classes, I clean my house, do any study work, and then I go online.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Good you keep yourself busy doing one or the other thing.
• Sweden
16 Sep 08
Now when i get married i almost alone in the day time cause my husband is busy with his work,Im doing school too,I have a whole day class so when i get home im so tired and also my husband is not home yet,so what i do is staying in the computer untill my husband get home and also sometimes i makes food so when he get home dinner is ready or sometimes i watch some show.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Thats good that you've kept yourself occupied by taking up a job and at home you need to finish your pending household chores.
@rina312 (296)
16 Sep 08
Hi..I think besides breaking the silence by putting music or TV on loud is because when people are around the house we don't want to bother them or else they will complain that our music is being too noisy. So yea, when I'm finally alone ,either the TV with music channel is on loud or the hi-fi with fast music on loud. No ones home so I can dance and sing along as loud as I want cause no one will know. Lol .Happy mylotting :)
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Thanks rina for your response. Ya, when people are around then you have to go as per each person's choice but when you are alone you can do everything you want to do.Happy mylotting!
@chinniR (661)
• India
16 Sep 08
hi comfort, i am mostly alone in my house and whenever i am alone i like to listen to songs. i also watch some movie in the system or i watch tv. i never like to be silent in the house and do nothing. i feel that being silent causes to think about the past and that's something which i don't like. music helps to refresh the mind and i feel happy when i am listening to it. happy mylotting!
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
I agree with you ChinniR because total silence can lead to negative thoughts in one's mind which are harmful for the health. So its good that you keep yourself occupied.
@ashakki (197)
• India
16 Sep 08
its like you got the whole house to yourself.....i listen to music with th loud speakers on..sing & dance along. Sometimes i would spend my tme with my books too..
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Thanks ashakki! Sometimes one enjoys being all alone at home with music on full volume(as there is nobody to stop you)lol!
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 08
I do the same thing like you too. I always turn on the television when I am alone at home just to make myself not to feel that I am the only person who is staying at home. It can be very scary sometimes if there is no sound at all but suddenly I hear something drops to floor or etc. Mostly when I am alone at home,I will watch television,my dramas or post discussions in Mylot while listening to songs.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
I agree with you yenwie that it can get scary if there is total silence. So for that its always better to put some music/Tv on and moreover it makes us enjoy whatever we are doing. Thanks for your response.
@ruellm (145)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
I surf the net, sleep, watch tv, listen to music and the most important of all; plan to rule the world.:)
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
So you can plan well when alone at home.
@eveeee (659)
16 Sep 08
I do love to have music playing in the background and will either listen to my music on Realplayer on my Laptop, or I will have the radio on. I don't have the TV on really unless I am watching something in particular, and am not one for having it on in the background just for noise. I would prefer music any day. However I do enjoy having neither on. During the day there is always sounds about of people getting on with their days, which I find quite comforting and in the evening round here, it goes very quiet, which is nice and calm and I also find comforting. Sometimes people come in and then I will put music on quiet as it is only then I realise how quiet it often is and if people are not used to the silence I find it sometimes makes them feel uncomfortable.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Thanks eveee. I agree with you that there are people who are not fond of music and feel uncomfortable if we play it. But generally music in the background is always good specially for mind as it relaxes the nerves. I enjoy my work when the background music is on but at a slow volume.
@nlcapricorn (1115)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
I will turn on my radio and listen musics disco musics..that i can dance and then sweat a lot. Sometimes if im alone i will do karaoke myself. Or watch tv.If not i will open my laptop and open my lot account and start postings and start discussions while music is on so loud.
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
Thanks nlcapricorn. Yes, the point is that you keep yourself occupied when alone in the house.LOL!
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
16 Sep 08
I do everything in the house alone... I live alone :-)
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
17 Sep 08
So you are not fond of music?
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
17 Sep 08
all the day... Jazz....Blues...Rock...all over the air...:-)
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I tend to put on music too. Mosly fast dance music.. SOMETIMES it motivates me to clean. Otherwise, I keep everything quiet and read or sleep
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
I like absolute silence when I’m alone in the house. I read a book to entertain myself. But sometimes being alone at the house and nothing there with complete silence makes me feel a little eerie. I heard strange noise that I don’t like. It makes me imagine that there’s ghost or something in the house with me. If I feel like that I would turn on the radio and keep the decibels a little louder to accompany me while waiting for my family to come home.
19 Sep 08
Sometimes it's nice to be alone. I rarely have that nowadays ever since I became a stay-at-home mom. If ever I was alone I would use the time to watch TV, go online and surf away. I don't like it if it's too quiet though. I usually turn on the radio or turn the TV on into MTV so that there is some music in the house.
@f14_0105 (22)
• Indonesia
18 Sep 08
when I alone in the house usually I turn on TV or watching movie that I buy or cooking coz it can make practice how to be a good wife and mother :p