All single people, let’s have an attendance check!
It’s great to be in love, isn’t it?
You get to go on romantic dates, do all of the #couplegoals things, and just have someone to connect with deeply.
However, it leads us to believe that finding “the one” at a certain point in our lives should be everyone’s main goal.
But then, this is not true for everyone.
Love means different things to different people; for some, it means independence.
This article is a reminder to take all the time you need, to love yourself, and not conform to what others expect of you.
Here’s why being single is great too!
More Time to Work on Yourself
It’s true that relationships can help you grow and learn from your partners.
This isn’t always the case, though. Sometimes you need to focus more on yourself before you commit to helping someone else grow.
Being in a relationship with the wrong person can sometimes further devastate us and bring a lot more issues to what we’re already dealing with.
Having all of your time to yourself will allow you to listen and understand yourself better, as well as what works best for you.
You Have Complete Freedom to Do Whatever You Want
Has no one ever told you that being single comes with great freedom?
While it is understandable to be frustrated by the feeling of being alone, having the freedom to be yourself can actually make you see things in a positive light.
It’s nice to be free of the constant pressure to please someone with everything that you do.
You are an eagle and you are supposed to fly high without being weighed down by expectations.
You are Free to Travel on Your Own
Who says flying solo can’t be fun?
In fact, traveling alone can be far more convenient than you might think.
You get to explore without limitations without the fear of being held back by someone.
You can move at your own pace and meet a lot of new people.
Now, that’s exciting!
More Tranquil Nights
Sleeping alone has to be one of the dilemmas of single people.
Snuggling and cuddling in bed with someone seems like a wonderful idea, but what could be more relaxing than sleeping in peace and quiet?
Not everyone enjoys sharing their bed and potentially sacrificing a good night’s sleep. But even if you don’t mind sharing, it’s nice to have the bed to yourself.
We all know that relationships can be stressful, and that may keep you up at night.
After all, it’s better to be single than to share a bed with the wrong person.
Strengthen Your Relationships with Friends
Being in a relationship requires giving up the majority of your time and attention, making it difficult to maintain contact with friends.
That said, being single means more time to bond and create deep connections with your friends and family.
You also get to meet and form meaningful relationships with new people.
Lower Chance of Settling for a Poor Match
Being single saves you a lot of time spent trapped in a bad relationship.
The time you have alone to yourself should be spent loving yourself and recognizing your worth — and you are worth nothing less.
All that said, it allows you to set good standards rather than settling for the bare minimum.
While there’s a lot of celebration associated with being in a relationship, it’s surprising how many things you can celebrate for being single as well.
Not being in a relationship isn’t as bad as society portrays it to be.
Your situation is not a curse. It’s not a matter of luck.
It’s a wise decision you’ll be glad you made — whether you’re among the ones who choose to be single for life, or one who simply waits for your turn in love.
It is a time you need for yourself, to grow, to heal, and to understand love by first loving yourself.
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”Robert Morely
Joy Rencel loves writing feature stories about almost everything. She is on a quest to discover about life and how she can share it with the rest of the world through writing. She also enjoys her alone time, where she can catch up on her favorite series or simply obsess over interior design.