If you recently got out of a romantic relationship, you’re still probably at the stage of denial. Sometimes, you find yourself missing your ex, crying yourself to sleep or thinking of ways to get back with him. Don’t–especially if he made you feel worthless.
You don’t need to find a rebound or rush into the dating scene to be happy. Remember that singlehood is freedom. If you have always wanted to try a lot of things, now is a great time to explore options.
Here are five ways you can make the most out of your singlehood:
1. Travel alone.
Nowadays, travelling has been a trend among yuppies and millennials. It’s a perfect way to unwind, to discover new places, and to meet new people along the way. While you’re single, take the opportunity to travel alone.
Travelling solo will not only give you a completely rewarding experience but will also give you a new perspective in life. And because you’re on your own, it’s also one way to boost your self-confidence. Seek new experiences and go to places you’ve always wanted to visit.
2. Discover new interests.
With freedom at your disposal, use the time to discover new interests. Take classes or learn a new hobby. Enroll in yoga classes, spend more time reading, or sign up for creative workshops. Do things that will make you happy and give you a sense of fulfillment. No one’s gonna stop you.
Remember that singlehood is a time for self-improvement. It’s all about you so explore, try new things, and take risks.
3. Save up.
Spend your “me time” wisely by keeping track of your finances. If you’re quite a lavish spender, learn strategies and ways on how to manage your monthly budget. Read up on books or seek a financial adviser to know more about financial literacy. Who knows? Maybe you can even put up your very own business!
4. Spend more time with your friends.
When you were still in a relationship, you’ve probably neglected a few people. Now that you’re single, spend more time with them. Make up for the time you missed several dinners with your BFF or weekend trips with your barkada.
5. Focus on your goals.
Singlehood is also a time to reflect on your goals and choices in life. What have you accomplished so far? What do you need to improve on to reach your goals? Jot those down on a list and make sure to follow them. If you focus on them, you’ll find yourself to have more control in the things you do.
You don’t need to depend on someone for your happiness. You’re single, independent, and ready to take on any situation!
Singlehood is not just a time for freedom. It’s also a time to know yourself better. Use the time to open yourself up to opportunities, and make life-changing decisions. You’ll be surprised that this period in your life will lead you to a whole new version of yourself. Isn’t that exciting?
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Nica loves books, writing, and photography. She likes to discover new dishes, places and try a lot of things. She dreams of having her own business but her grandest dream is to travel the world.