Being single isn’t a prison sentence. In fact, it’s an important time in our lives to embrace who we are and what we want in life. Whilst being out of a relationship may not be ideal for you, here are 10 things to do when you are single to make the most of this period of your life:
1. Rediscover what makes you happy
What better time then now to just focus on you! Rediscover yourself without having to think about someone else. When we learn to be whole and happy without a partner, we give ourselves something that no other person can ever give us.
2. Reconnect with friends
Invest in your friendships and start to get to know them on another level. By building the people us around us, we create an environment full of loving support which causes us to flourish.
3. Try out a new hobby or interest
Why not use this time to expand your interests and learn something new? Not only will it stimulate your mind and keep you busy but it will also open the door to more opportunities.
4. Stay socially active
Being single is a great time to fill up your social calendar. By staying socially active you are able to meet new people and also participate in life in a whole new way.
5. Don’t settle for second rate dates
It’s easy to just go on a date because you are either bored or desperate for some company. Remember to keep your standards high and learn to occupy your time without the need for a romantic interaction.
6. Travel to a new destination
Discover a new place, whether it be local or international. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and experience new cultures, habits and destinations.
7. Invest in positive behaviour
It’s easy to get in a slump when we are single. So make sure you are speaking and cultivating positive habits and words. Continue to exercise and keep your attitude and home sparkling!
8. Start dating yourself
Whilst it may sound like a strange concept. Being single is the perfect time to start courting yourself. This is all about learning to love and value who you are on a whole new level. Focus on what makes you happy and do more of that. Treat yourself the way you would want your ideal partner to treat you.
9. Set yourself new challenges and goals
Time to expand your heart and mind and set new goals and challenges. Growth isn’t just about getting through the hard times, it can also be something that helps us understand our full capacity. Get excited about life again! Make a plan, set some milestones and go for it!
10. Build your dream career
Your single time is the perfect time to be selfish and determined about your career. Use this time wisely to invest and build the dream job and lifestyle you have always wanted, so when the right person comes along you are flourishing in your purpose already.
Renee Slansky is an Australian TV presenter, writer and motivational speaker, and whose love for romance and heart for women has compelled her to start The Dating Directory. From a young age she started leading and counselling women and was often called on by strangers and friends for relationship advice. She now writes for some of the largest online dating sites and magazines in the world including The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Your Tango, Plenty Of Fish, eHarmony and more. She can be heard on the radio or seen on TV regularly, sharing her tips and teachings.
Her writings offer a witty and relative outlook with practical advice on life and romance in the 21st century.“I was born a romantic, always envisioning my perfect Mr Darcy riding in on a white horse with his top 3 buttons undone revealing a bronzed chest. Oh, I had it all planned out, and of course when you do that, nothing actually ever goes to plan and all of a sudden you’re flat on your bum in your skinny jeans that cut off the circulation, thinking what the hell went wrong?!I’ve visited “Square 1” enough times to consider building a home on it, I’ve climbed ex-boyfriends fences and cried on bathroom floors at popular night clubs (for embar-rassment purposes we shall bleep the names!) I’ve been loved, hated, revered and ostra-cized. I’ve been at the top of Success Mountain and tumbled down to the bottom again and again. I’ve dated men with children, men who carry baggage, and men who…well…-just aren’t man enough.”
Renee continues to have an impact globally on women encouraging them to shine through any situation and build the life and relationship they deserve and will be launching an e-book this year, as well as building her youtube channel and several online education programmes.