How do you enjoy the single life? What do you focus on to move forward?

Relationships are a part of life. There are ups and downs that can lead to the single life or back to “square one”. You might even choose to stay single for goal-orientated reasons.

On that note, here are six things you should be doing while you’re single:

1. Be selfish

There was a time where you had to give up your energy, wants, and needs for your significant other. Now that it’s over, it’s time to put that effort back into you. Being selfish while you’re single is a way to proclaim your independence and self-happiness.

2. Self-discover

When you’re in a relationship, you become one with your significant other. Once the relationship is over, there might be a void. This is the time when you value and treat yourself. Fill your time with self-journey challenges, self-care, doing the things you enjoyed alone prior to the relationship.

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3. Explore the world again

Depending on the relationship, ‘Cloud Nine’ can be the new astral plane on Earth. How do you get off? Explore your surroundings again.

Did you realise there’s a new coffee shop in your area? Scratching for a quick vacation? Learn, grow, and explore while you’re single. It’ll make you more aware of what you need from your next relationship, have more interesting conversations while dating, and make you less dependent on someone else being there.

This is the time when you value and treat yourself. Fill your time with self-journey challenges, self-care, doing the things you enjoyed alone prior to the relationship

4. Re-friend or meet new friends

Did you forget your old friends while on ‘Cloud Nine’? It happens.

Re-energise those old friendships and build new bridges on the way. Friendships are long-lasting relationships, don’t forget to reconnect and maintain communication; you’ll never know when you need someone.

5. Date

Go have fun. Don’t take any outing serious. Dating is one of the best things to do while single. Not only do you meet new potentials, you are relearning what you do and don’t want in a potential partner. There’s always the friend zone.

6. Relax

The time will come again when your heart beats for another person. Your time will come when you’re ready, just be prepared and enjoy the single life. Be selfish, self-confident, and self-motivated. You’ll always have you.

Being single does not mean being lonely

As you grow, you change. This is the opportunity to learn more about you. It’s a time to make yourself a priority and create “self” goals. Once you reach those goals, continue to make new goals. This will not only challenge you; you’ll be more confident in choosing a partner. A partner will see that you have standards for your life as well as a potential partner. Take advantage of the time you have and build patience and amazing stories to remember.

The right person will come along when you’re ready. Until then, level up and enjoy the single life.