As cuffing season sinks its coupley clutches into the winter months, it can become fairly easy to feel the single blues.
Rest assured, that’s just your insecurity talking and your life is a million times better because you are single. There are lots of reasons why single life is worth celebrating but we’ll start with the top ten.
Being Single Is Always Better Than Being In A Crappy Relationship
When you have been single for a hot minute, you are so far away from the negativity of a bad relationship that it’s easy to forget how draining they can be.
Being single is always a better option than trudging on through a toxic relationship that ends up taking more out of you than it gives you.
Don’t Cave To The Pressure Of Backsliding
Spending time alone can be surprisingly refreshing and healing. It might sound scary at first and you’ll be tempted to text your go-to hook up, but try and ride it out.
After all, you can do whatever the heck you want when you’re alone like bake cookies at 2am or watch TV until you fall asleep on the couch.
Dating Kind Of Sucks
There’s a power in recognizing that modern dating is all a numbers game and most of the time it kind of sucks.
If you can wrap your head around the idea that forced dating doesn’t always work out and it’s not your fault, you’ll be better off in the long run.
It’s A Perfect Time To Be A Damn Good Friend
Friendships are actually the most important relationship in your life a lot of the time. You’re not always going to have a S/O but you will have your friends.
When you’re flying solo in the relationship department, it’s a great time to strengthen your friendship bonds. Book a friend’s trip or plan a games night!
You Don’t Need A Partner’s Opinion Before Making Big Decisions
You’re not tethered to anyone as far as making big decisions go. You don’t have to consult anyone when you want to book a trip, spend a bunch of money, or go visit a new country.
Traveling alone may seem intimidating but it unlocks a whole new self-confidence you never knew you had.
Your Money Is Your Business And Yours Alone
You don’t have to worry about spending your hard-earned money on anyone other than yourself.
Sure, gifting is nice, but it also feels great to enjoy something you know that you worked for. Treating yourself when you’re single is not a bad thing.
Self Care Is More Of A Necessity Than A Luxury
Being by yourself gives you the clarity to realize that self-care and mental health exercises are not optional luxuries that you can do once in a while.
Keeping your mind and body healthy is a full-time job that exists far outside of a relationship.
You Can Be Closer With Your Family
It’s easy to lose sight of how important spending time with your family is when you’re tangled up in a toxic relationship that eats up all your time.
Bad relationships never start terribly — they slowly evolve to take up your weekends, evenings, and all your emotional energy.
You Can Live On Your Own Terms
Being by yourself means you’re never making sacrifices or compromises to keep someone else happy.
Of course, you’re willing to make sacrifices for the people you care about, but it’s so tiring always having to bend to make things work. It’s just easier when you’re alone and living life on your own terms.
You Are Learning About Yourself, And Not In The Cliche Way
Use your single years to figure out what makes you feel passionate, alive, and turned on.
Tell yourself you will be direct with any future partners about the things you learned while you were single. Now is the time to find out what thrills you and what makes you want to stay single forever.