The Single Gal Guide to Life: How to Take Advantage of Being Unattached

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You are single. There’s no shame in that. Maybe you love it. Chances are, you are at least a little bit down on yourself about not having someone in your life at the moment. Well, there’s really no reason to feel like that. In fact, you should be remembering your newly single status, and here are the reasons why.

1. You Have Time You Learn About Yourself

Have you been moving from relationship to relationship, partner to partner? If so, then now is the perfect time to slow things down and figure out as much as you can about yourself. This way, you can really get a better handle on who you are as a person. This is incredibly hard to do when you are half of a couple, since you two are always finding things to do together. Now, you get to focus on yourself. You can discover what you enjoy.

2. Reflect on Your Romantic Misfires

Have you made some mistakes in your coupled past? Maybe you dated the wrong person, or the wrong person decided to date you. Whatever the reason, the relationship imploded. Now you have a chance to figure out why. This way, when you enter a new relationship, you will notice red flags that mean you should eject. Less wasted time, more time to find out what else is out there.

3. Do A LOT of Girls’ Nights Out

Without a partner keeping you busy 24/7, you can spend some much needed time what your friends. You won’t have to focus so much on what your partner is up to. Instead, you can catch up with old friends that you haven’t seen since you broke up with your partner. It’s always nice to catch up with old contacts!

4. Find a Hobby

When was the last time you went out and did something just because you wanted to? Well, now you've got the time. Maybe you want to take a long hike. Maybe you want to take up hot yoga. Are gymnastics more your speed? Whatever the activity, you can focus more time on it and discover ever more about yourself in the process.

5. Stop and Smell the Roses

This may sound cheesy, but it’s still useful advice. If you aren’t constantly strapped to another human, you can slow down and notice the little things that make life wonderful. Go at your own speed. Sure, making out next to the roses is nice, but then you don’t really experience them, right?

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