In bedtime stories or our childhood movies, ‘living happily ever after’ is equated to being married and having kids. You’d be happier, healthier, and less lonely if you found your perfect mate and tied the knot. Single individuals, on the other hand, are frequently characterized as lonely, self-centered, and miserable.
However, many experts claim that these notions are entirely false. In fact, a study carried out in 2008 discovered that single people self-reported equal levels of happiness to those in partnerships. There are several advantages to live your life without being in a romantic relationship. Here are a few suggestions from experts:
1. “Date” Yourself.
It might sound weird, but the key to happiness while being single is to date yourself. Isn’t it strange that we shower our partner with gifts and love while we barely love ourselves?
Some people neglect themselves while being single because they do not have a partner to impress, but I suggest you go out of your way for yourself. Get ready, shower, shave, put on make-up and do your hair. You will feel better and more confident.
Do not forget to treat yourself – eat at a restaurant, go to the movies theater, to the park, on a hike – try things you have never done before. Once you stop fantasizing about having a partner who will love you and start loving yourself, you will notice a huge difference in your life.
2. You’ll Have Time.
Since you are single, you’ll find out that you have plenty of spare time. Better use it wisely. Participate in activities and immerse yourself in them. Take pleasure in being a part of these beautiful moments and savor the experience. Pursue your dreams, and do all the things you never had time for before. Take that online course you’ve meant to take for a while. Your goal will be to be a better person. Upgrade yourself in anything that you decide to undertake. You will find out that challenging yourself is the most fulfilling thing to do.
3. Make Friends
Being single does not mean that you have to be by yourself. Surround yourself with friends and family. Whether you decide to make new friends or hang out with your existing group, you will want to have a support system.
When you are in a relationship, you might not have enough time to be with your friends all that often, but now that you are single, you will want to make the most of it. They will be there for you, so be there for your friends too.
4. Ignore Media Depictions of Happy Couples
One of the primary reasons individuals feel miserable and irritated while alone is due to media portrayals that promote the belief that happiness requires being in a relationship. When it may be tough not to feel the envy of cute couples on your Facebook news feed, keep in mind that you’re not alone in your feelings. Envying what others have will only steal away your own happiness. Ignore how singles are being portrayed in films, you can be single and perfectly fine (remember that).
To wrap up….
Being single is not a sign of weakness. Do not get me wrong, relationships are great, but nothing surpasses going out on a beautiful date with yourself, enjoying your own company, and accepting yourself just as you are, single or not. Put yourself first and you will see how you’ll love being on your own. Please share with us in the comment which tips you find the most effective…