Isn’t it funny, how a childhood nightmare (being left home alone!) can go on to become the ultimate adult win?
Despite what the fictional gold toothed rogues and snow shovelling seniors of the infamous movie might imply... being Home Alone can actually be a JOY!
Being able to embrace aloneness, not least relish it, has been linked in studies to increased happiness, better life satisfaction, and improved stress management.
By providing an opportunity think, and make choices without outside influences, being home along can help you develop more insight into who you are as a person.
Not only this, being home alone can be a welcome reminder of the valued company that those with whom you share your home provide. It’s easy to let everyday irritations build up, and periods of aloneness in the home context can often offer a fresh perspective on these issues and their relevances in the bigger picture.
What to take from all this, is that Home Alone is not only THE best Christmas film, it is also an exercise in self-improvement and being the best version of yourself...just remember to go easy on the Pepsi!