For some people being single, especially when you don’t want to, is a stressful and depressing stage. But for others, this is the perfect phase to feel empowered, free, independent, and confident. It’s the perfect chance to focus on yourself and other people that genuinely value you as much as you do for them. You do what you want without seeking permission from a partner or worrying about what they’re doing.
Instead of thinking about frustration and loneliness, focus on the positive things and experiences you can get from being single. Believe it or not, that phase in your life isn’t something to be sad about. It should be celebrated! Here’s a health and lifestyle guide from us to help you embrace the positives of being single.
Prioritize your health
You don’t have to postpone your regular medical checkups with surprise lunch dates anymore, and that’s great news for your health. Most women, single or not, don’t put enough effort and time into their health, which is alarming. If that’s you, your ‘single’ phase already gives you more time and opportunity to check in with your health and prevent or treat any illness that’s negatively affecting your daily life.
For instance, most women are not aware that loss of bladder control or urinary incontinence can lead to restrictions of physical activity and interactions. In fact, it can even be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. If you’re experiencing urine leaks when you exercise, laugh, or sneeze, it’s best to consult a doctor. They can help assess if you will need to have laser rejuvenation to bring back the normal functions or if simple lifestyle changes will do. Other common health issues in women that you might want to have a checkup for include ovarian cancer, autoimmune diseases, andanxiety.
Practice intentional living
One of the best things about being single is that you don’t necessarily need to compromise on anything or defer to another person. Now, everything’s about you and this is the perfect time to be intentional with your life. Intentional living generally involves creating a life that makes you satisfied, happy, and proud.
Take a look back at the things you want to achieve or do but neglected when you were in the relationship. Are there activities and habits that you want to include in your daily routine? What things can add more meaning and positivity to your life? Jot down everything and start making an action plan. Some people forgot to check in with themselves when they are in a relationship. If this is your case, now’s the time to recreate your life for the better.
Learn to love yourself
Have you’ve been in a situation that you get so caught with your partner and forget to check in with your own needs and wants? Such a bummer, right? But with being single, you can do that. You can fall in love with yourself all over again. It’s a scientific fact that every person has needs, from physical to emotional.
The catch is, it takes effort and intention to attend to those needs. Start loving yourself more by understand and accepting your flaws and faults. And from there, look beyond and see the beauty and positive things with you. Practicing self-love enables you to not just take care of yourself, but also shift your perspective in life.
Fill your life with passion
Being single isn’t about being alone and lonely. It’s actually having more time to do what you love and makes you happy. When you’re staying at home, fill your free time with hobbies that you enjoy, whether it’s writing, reading, painting, or even having a Netflix marathon. This removes feelings of depression and isolation, and fills you with excitement and fun.
But of course, be sure to also have activities that you can do outside your home. Take an early morning walk at the park, go camping or hiking with your friends, visit amusement parks with your family-the sky’s the limit! Immerse yourself in meaningful activities and live a more exciting and happier lifestyle than before.
Always remember that no matter how many people you met, it’s only you, and nothing but you, who could truly make yourself happy. And by accepting this positive stage with a smile, it won’t be too difficult for you to go towards your dreams and value and love yourself first. Plus, you also get to have the opportunity to focus on caring and loving the people who stick with you no matter what, whether they’re family or friends.