Being single can have its challenges at times but the advantage is time for you. No one to answer to, your life is your own, but loneliness can also be a factor. When facing single life, take time to get to know you better.
If you are between relationships, the past can haunt you and the future can seem unknown. You may have too much time on your hands and think too much about past relationships. Being single does not have to be a difficult time but can become an empowering time in your life.
What do you want or need in your life? When was the last time you paid attention to your goals and aspirations? Journals are a good way to write about where you are and where you think you are going in life. Writing can help you decide where you are headed and if the decisions you are making are really right for you. Not too excited about writing your heart out? A list with your current life and goals is a cut down version of this and can help you sort out where you are in life.
Whether it is joining groups, hanging with friends, singles events, or volunteer work there are so many options for you. Realize what you do is entirely up to you. Ever thought about taking a class but put it off? Check it out and seriously consider ways to expand your horizon. How about a new place for vacation? Time to get into an exercise routine? How about simply having fun? You never know who you will meet in groups, whether it be new friends or a new relationship.
Work covers a big percentage of your life, oftentimes people spend more time with co-workers than family. Maybe you wish you could have a better job, or you feel overworked and underpaid. Jobs can be harder to come by in times of recession so you need to carefully look at any career change you wish to make. One way to make strides without changing jobs right away is to take classes or work towards a degree in the field you are interested in. Making a change in career doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do it tomorrow. There can be a feeling of security in even the most mundane of jobs. Think through the good and bad and you may decides your job is pretty good after all.
Where Do You Want To Be In 10 Years?
Think about it. Ten years from now is a long time and a good way to think ahead and take inventory of what you want from life long term. Relationships, career changes, hobbies, lifestyle, moving, and education may all fall under this category. When you look ahead you may see that not everything hinges on being single. Make yourself happy first, and in the end you may make the most out of your life in the process.