You’re Single, LIVE IT UP!

You’re Single, LIVE IT UP!

Being single is a blessing for some; others take it differently. If you are single, you can use the opportunity to explore people, places or things- it’s totally your decision! You don’t need to answer to anyone!

Learning to be by yourself and enjoy your own company is not only important when you are single, but in fact also important for your all-round wellbeing. You are the only company that you will ALWAYS have. Here are some ways to keep yourself fulfilled and happy, without a partner.

Take yourself on a “date”:

Going out with your friends is always a good way to get your social fix, but there is no reason you can’t revel in the things that couples usually do- on your own.  

  • Go see a movie- you can go see that rom-com or horror movie no one else wanted to see with you. No one should stop you from experiencing things, even if you do so alone.
  • Take yourself (or with a friend) to a fancy restaurant. Eating out alone can be very therapeutic and gratifying. Maybe your ex-partner didn’t like your favourite cuisine now you are free to visit them ALL!
  • If you feel like you need to get lucky at the end of the date, you don’t need a partner for that either, if you catch my drift. There is more than one way to get the job done, hundreds, if you know where to look.

Spoil Yourself:

You don’t need someone else to spoil you; you can, and should, do those things for yourself.

  • Get your hair done- a new hairstyle, colour or even a good blow out can do great things for your confidence.
  • Visit the spa- a pampering just for you will aid in relaxing you and releasing the stress from your body.

Take care of yourself:

  • Take up meditation. It can be a strong tool in understanding your inner self and figuring out what your true dreams and desires are. Even if you just take 5 minutes in the morning to centre yourself it can truly benefit your day.
  • Try yoga. Yoga is good for the mind and body. Combined with a good diet it could turn your life around, in a positive way.
  • See a mental health professional- This does not necessarily mean visiting a therapist regularly (if you don’t) but sometimes talking to someone who has no ties to your life can help you gain perspective. You could also try alternatives like Reiki or a group.

Your physical and mental health is your responsibility at the end of the day. Don’t wait for someone to “fix” you. You are perfectly capable of being a well-centred and well-adjusted person on your own.