7 Reasons To Love Being Single
Posted on February 12 2019
If you’re single, you probably realize that February 15th is Singles Awareness Day. Some of you may be rolling your eyes, while others of you may be embracing your “singleness” and celebrating your independence. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we should all appreciate where we’re at, whether we’re in a relationship or not. But if you’re single and you’re having a hard time finding a reason to celebrate “not being in a relationship,” then keep reading. Here are 7 great things about being single!
1. You get to discover who you really are.
Being single means you have time to discover who you really are; the good, the bad, the indifferent. Your strengths, weaknesses, and insecurities are more exposed, which is not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re single, you learn to become more intune with yourself. Tackle your demons, rather than bottling them up. Being single is about finding out who and why you are what you are.
2. You get to figure out what you want to do with your life.
Do you have friends or even family members that had dreams and ambitions, but fell into an unhappy relationship? When we get into a relationship, some of us have a natural tendency to put our significant other’s wants and needs before our own. Now, it’s not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that, but when it starts to become routine and you don’t get to do what you want to do, that’s when it becomes toxic. If you’re single, use this time to pursue your passions and truly discover what motivates you. You’ll never be happy unless you find and love what you do.
3. You find your confidence.
When you’re single, you have more time to develop skills and talents you may have forgotten about. This is your chance to re-discover what you’re truly good at and hone in those skills. As you embark on this journey of self-discovery, you will find a newfound confidence and sense of contentment. Have the confidence to live and enjoy the life you want.
4. You have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable.
Being single means that you are the only person you’re accountable for. This allows you the unique opportunity to feed in to your curious spirit and go wherever your heart desires. Explore the world and discover different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life. Absorb everything you can while you’re there and appreciate the opportunity. The more you know, the more well-rounded you will be.
5. Find your center.
When you’re in a relationship that doesn’t make you happy, it can affect you in a lot of different ways, both mentally and physically. Unstable relationships cause many mental health issues, as well as poor eating habits. Your physical and emotional well-being are intrinsically interlinked. Use this time to find your center. Nourish your body with quality foods and allow yourself to mentally heal from a previous relationship before you get into another one. Throughout the process, you’ll gain you’ll see an improvement in your self-confidence and that feeling of achievement when you finally get to that place of mental, emotional, and physical stability.
6. Make your own rules.
When you’re single, you put your needs first. Sometimes, without realizing it, we tend to put others before ourselves and over time, we start to wonder why we’re so unhappy. When you’re not in a relationship, you can be selfish for all the right reasons. You can do the things that matter to you. Start crossing those items off your bucket list. Find joy and fulfillment in the things you want to do. There are no limitations. The only thing that’s holding back is fear. It’s time to step outside your comfort zone and stop making excuses.
7. You truly love and appreciate yourself.
This might be the most important reason of them all. People say that you have to love yourself before you can love another person, but that’s not always the case. You need to find your true self and evolve into the best version of yourself. Take this time to understand your thoughts and why you feel the way you do. If you’re not feeling content with your life choices and are unsure of what to do next, take a moment to slow down and breathe. Instead of looking for your next relationship, focus on what you need to do for yourself that will make you happy and whole.