It seems that everywhere you look there’s a couple around you. It feels as though all of the commercials on TV are geared towards relationships. Even at certain times of year it’s all about love, romance, and being with somebody. But there are some really great things about being single that far too many of us overlook. If you find yourself in a single status, then it’s time to focus on the positive and enjoy this part of your life once and for all.
Here’s the thing — there’s plenty of time to be in an involved relationship. There is very little time though to enjoy all of the benefits of being single. Start for example by the fact that you don’t have to answer to anybody. You come and go as you please, you create your own schedule, your own routine, and therefore you don’t answer to anybody with anything that you do in a given go. That’s a huge benefit and truly something that you will miss when you are in a committed relationship.
This Is Your Time For Just You So Embrace It
Here’s another thing that you don’t’ tend to think about until you are dating somebody. You get to spend way more time with your friends, and that’s huge. You can go out to dinner, happy hour, clubs, take trips, or do whatever you want with your friends. The time will come when you can’t be out and about whenever you want anymore. When you’re dating somebody you spend so much of your free time with them, so enjoy the friend time while you have it.
Another great thing about being single is that you have so much ahead of you and you truly have a clean slate. If you are coming out of a relationship then this gives you time to reflect on what went wrong. No matter what your single status comes from, this is your chance to focus on what you want in a mate. You don’t have to waste anymore time with the wrong person, for when you are single you get to focus on who is right for you and therefore get what you want.
Enjoy What You Learn and See What Lies Ahead Of You
This is your true “me time” and you get to explore who you are and what you’re about. You can develop new hobbies or try to perfect certain skills that you have. You get a chance to start over and to really focus on you. It’s great to have the world ahead of you and to reflect on what you want, both out of a relationship and just out of life in general.
So though it may feel as if everyone else is in a committed relationship, this is your time to sit back and chill while you figure out what you really want. The world may tell you that it’s time to date, but this is your course to create. This is a great time in your life that you may never have again so turn it into a positive experience.
Enjoy the time to yourself, the time to answer only to yourself, and use your single status to help you plan for what you really want in life. This may be just what you needed, and may lead you down the right path for the next chapter in your life.