Why You Need to Embrace Being Single
Making the choice to embrace being single is a great step in appreciating yourself and exploring who you are as an individual.
February 15th is National Singles Awareness Day — a perfect time to embrace being single!
While it’s easy to have some negative thoughts about being single, it’s important to remind ourselves and embrace being single because it can truly be the best time of our lives. Being unattached gives us the opportunity to focus on ourselves, our friends, our hobbies, and to truly be selfish!
Here’s our list of some of the wonderful ways in which being single benefits you.
You can be more open
Being in a loving relationship is a very ‘comfortable’ feeling. So comfortable, that it’s easy to turn down invitations and opportunities to do different things and have varied experiences because you always have your loving relationship to fall back on. When you’re single, you’re more open to new things and experiences because you’re not receiving that comfort and fulfillment from a partner. When you’re single you only have obligations to yourself, meaning that you have more time and capacity to be more open to new things!
You can become more independent and confident
We’re all guilty of relying on our partner a little too much at times. Relying on other people to provide our happiness can be dangerous. When we’re single the only person that can make us feel good about ourselves - is us! This self-confidence practice will allow us to be better and attract an even better future partner when the time comes. We also tend to rely on our partners for physical help through shared responsibility. When we only count on ourselves to complete daily tasks we become more independent and confidence comes from that, too!
You can really take care of yourself
It’s easy to get caught up in taking care of someone else. As single, unattached individuals we can focus on only taking care of ourselves, both mentally and physically. Self-care is essential - whether it’s starting a workout routine, spending more time with friends and family, taking up a new hobby, or just enjoying some alone time.
You can figure out exactly what you want in life
In a true partnership, you always have to take into consideration another person’s wants and needs. While that’s all fine and good, your own wants and needs may take a backseat in an effort to compromise and to be a good partner. Singledom allows us to define those wants and needs for ourselves and forces us to think about what we truly want in life, our careers, and our future partners. By giving us the time to discover these desires, we’re able to put them into action and create our dream life that a future partner will fit seamlessly into. Embrace being single, because it also gives us the time to analyze our past relationships and dive into what it is that we truly want (and don’t want!) from a future partner.