If you believe in the many romantic comedies filmed throughout the years, they resonate with the notion of singles are sad, miserable, and lonely people who sit around waiting for someone to come along and “complete them.” Why has this myth been embedded within our psyche as fact?
Did you know that studies have found that single people usually have more active lives than married people? Single people are more likely to go out, be involved in community activities and have more friends.
Sure, it can be terrific to spend your time with a loving partner, and yes, a frequent and satisfying sex life is great for your overall emotional wellness. But life doesn’t stop just because you’re single. You still exist and the world keeps spinning, so you might as well enjoy your life while waiting for the “right one to come along.”
If you’re new to the single life, fear not, you CAN have the time of your life! Here are some ways you CAN love your single life.
Traveling is a great way to help you gain perspective about life and learn about yourself. Traveling can afford you the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and different places.
If you are afraid to travel alone, join travel or interest groups where you can meet people with similar interests within a group setting.
Focus on Advancing Your Career
You have more ‘you time’ right now, which makes this the perfect time to go back to school and get that degree that will help you advance your career. Many colleges and universities offer online programs to help working adults earn their degree. Night classes may also be a possibility and a chance for you to meet interesting singles. You can also learn a new craft or create a new hobby.
Research has shown that you feel happier when giving to others. Volunteering can keep you busy, you get the chance to help others and get to feel good in the process. You may also meet others while helping those in need.
Take this opportunity to get in the best shape of your life. Try boxing or yoga, or maybe take a dance class where you can get a great workout but also meet someone you might like to get to know better in the process.
When we’re in relationships we often spend all our time with our significant other and relationships with friends and family often take a back seat. Now is the time to reconnect with loved ones.
Living single is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, the golden rule is ‘it’s not what happens to you, but how you choose to deal with it that matters in life’.
Let Personal Enrichment Counseling & Consulting Services help you figure out how to live your best, happy, single life.