Being single is often seen as a negative thing which follows suffering and heartache, but it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are many benefits to being single as well as being a fantastic the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with yourself. If you’re single and want to be happier then here are a few tips:
- Focus on the positive aspects of being single. Make a list of all the things that you love about being single, such as having more time and money for yourself, being able to travel whenever you want and not having to compromise with anyone. Whenever you’re feeling down simply read over your list to remind yourself of all the great things about being single.
- Spend time with people you love. Now you can finally make time for your friends and family and nurture your relationships. Having strong social connections is essential for happiness, whether you’re single or not. So stick on the kettle, arrange a coffee and catch up on lost time together.
- Get involved in your community. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, make a difference in the world and also feel good about yourself. Find a cause you’re passionate about and get involved in it. This could be helping at a local charity shop, fundraising, tending to an elderly neighbours garden or picking up litter whilst out for a walk. It can be as brief or as groundbreaking as you choose.
- Take care of yourself. Make sure that you’re eating healthy, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. I’ve cried myself to sleep over heartache, lost my appetite and wanted to hide away from the world in my duvet for days on end, but after allowing yourself to feel and process your emotions, it’s time to get focused and bring back positivity! Taking care of your physical and mental health will help you to feel better overall – so run a bubble bath, snuggle up with a good book, eat a healthy meal, take the dog for a walk or go and get your hair done, you deserve it!
- Do things that you enjoy. Now is the time to make time for your hobbies and interests. Whether you love to read, travel, cook, or play sports, make sure that you’re doing things that make you truly happy rather than being a +1 to somebody else’s agenda. And if you don’t know what makes you happy? Even better! It means that you get to try everything and anything until you discover your preference.
Final Thoughts To Take Away:
- Don’t compare yourself to others. It’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to your friends and family who are in seemingly happy relationships. But it’s important to remember that everyone is different and has their own path in life – things are not always as perfect as they seem. Focus only on your own journey and don’t worry about what other people are doing or sharing on social media.
- Don’t rush into a relationship. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean that you have to rush straight into another relationship. I have found my space between relationships so peaceful, calming and uplifting as I reconnect with myself, my friends and my life goals which I wouldn’t necessarily have had the freedom, time and ability to address within a relationship. Take your time and get to know someone before properly you start dating them seriously. Talk on the phone, text, grab coffee and enjoy the process of learning about one another before jumping head first into declaring your relationship status online.
- Above all, be open to love. Don’t give up on love just because you’ve been hurt in the past. Keep your heart open and let love find you as and when you are ready and the person and time are right for you, not just for the sake of it.
Being single can be a great time to focus on yourself and identify what you truly want in life. Make the most of it by enjoying your freedom, spending time with loved ones and doing things that make you happy. Life is precisely what you make it, so let’s start by loving, appreciating and caring for ourselves so that we may extend such gratitude towards others.