6 Unexpected Benefits of Being Single

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Let’s be real, most people would choose to be in a relationship instead of being single. There’s no shame in that. It’s human nature to want to be with someone. But as we know, wanting something doesn’t always mean we get it. While you may want companionship, that may not be in the cards right now. That’s okay because there are so many rewards to being single.

More Time and Energy to Put into Friendships

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Relationships often distract us from our friendships, and that’s just the truth! In a relationship, you want to do everything with your partner. When you're single, you have the opportunity to do more of those things with your friends. This creates stronger friendships. Even if it’s just spending more time talking to your friends, quality time creates deeper bonds. What’s better than having a group of people you can lean on and depend on? Nothing!

It’s Easier to Stay Focused on Your Personal Goals

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When single, you have time that you’re not obligated to share with anyone! Now is the time to focus on you and just you. Yep, it’s the time to be selfish-- and we mean that in the best way possible. What are some short term and long-term goals you’d like to make happen for yourself? Single gals, now is the time to make them happen!

Spend Less Money

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Now this is my favorite perk of being single. You’re alone, so you only have to take care of you. There’s no need to buy birthday gifts for a significant other. You also don’t have to take anyone out on dates! That sounds like the jackpot to me. Stack, save, or blow it all on yourself! You have options, single gal.

Stronger Understanding of Yourself & Your Interests

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With all of this time, you start to understand yourself so much more. Not just on a superficial level, but on a super deep level. How well do you really know you? This time is the best because you start to really find yourself. I suggest that you look deeper within and get to know every little thing that makes you, you. Figure out what it is that you really like to do and what you don’t like to do. Explore the things you love about yourself and the things you may not love about yourself. This is your time.

Can Be More Spontaneous

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There are no set plans because you’re not on anyone else’s schedule. This is YOUR time. You can get as spontaneous and fun as you’d like. Feel like cooking dinner at 2 a.m.? Go for it. Feel like binge watching your favorite movies all weekend? Go for it. There's no one to check in with except yourself.

Knowing All You Need to Be Happy & Whole is YOU

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If you can do just fine on your own, then all you really need is YOU! Single gal, keep doing the things that make you happy. Even if you don’t feel completely whole yet, keep going. Eventually, that feeling will come.