Too often, the only narrative we hear about single life is how miserable it is. Although singlehood is difficult to deal with sometimes, I truly believe that it has so many silver linings.
Here are seven benefits of being single because single life really isn’t too bad.
1. Being single teaches you that you’re still capable of love.
Even if you’re single, you’re capable of loving others deeply. We tend to forget that single people aren’t all emotionally unavailable, but when you’re single, you get to feel love for everyone, not just one special person. No matter how many storms have blown through your heart, you can love everyone and everything in your world.
2. Being single doesn’t mean that you’re difficult to love.
Even though it sometimes may be hard to believe that you’re lovable when you’re single, so much love and adoration surrounds you. Your family and friends show their love for you in small, simple ways, so pay attention. The people who saw your smile love you because you brighten their days. Your past and future selves love you because you fight through everything you face. And someday, someone special will promise to stay forever because they love you so much. You may be single, but so many people love you.
3. Being single teaches you to celebrate yourself.
It’s nice to have a partner who will celebrate your achievements alongside you, but celebrating yourself feels awesome! Pursuing your own goals and witnessing your dreams come true feels wonderful. As you witness every step of your journey, you’ll be happy that you’re unattached so that you can focus on your plans before anyone else’s. So book yourself a front row seat for yourself because you’ll put on a magnificent show.
4. Being single gives you space to go on new adventures.
Life is full of magic, and the world is filled with so many beautiful places, but you might miss out if you’re always with someone else. When you’re single, you discover that adventure is anywhere you you learn something new. If you’re looking to escape, explore a jungle, a city you’ve never visited, or in a village far away. If you’re looking to find magic in your everyday life, cruise your town, or check out an antique shop or a library. Dance through your garden, whip up new recipes in your kitchen, and dream from the comfort of your own bed. Adventure can be anywhere, but living a partner-free life is the best way to find it.
5. Being single teaches you what love means to you.
We can show and feel love in so many ways, but being single teaches us what love truly means. When you’re single, you ask yourself how you wish love would present itself in your life. How do you express your love for others? Do you spread love through spoken words, grand gestures, or small acts of kindness? You can best answer these questions on your own so that you’ll know exactly how to love your future partner.
6. Being single teaches you which relationships are worth keeping.
Not knowing which relationships to hold close and which to let go can be exhausting, but being single will give you clarity on all of your friendships. Because you don’t have a significant other, you can take all the space you need to lay out your feelings and dig deep into your thoughts. You’ll eventually figure out which connections stimulate your growth and mental health. Letting go of the friendships that no longer serve you will be a heart-wrenching process, but it’s also beautiful.
7. Being single helps you reflect on your purpose.
Having time and space to discover who you are is precious. When you’re single, you have the space to reflect on your purpose. What do you offer the world? What do you seek in life? What makes you happy? Diving deep into your identity will help you flourish.
You may think that being single is miserable and lonely, but it benefits your body, mind, and soul. So if you’re single, look for the silver linings because you deserve your own love and care. And it can be pretty amazing!