Real talk for a second: I didn’t think Tina Fey’s joke at the Golden Globes about Taylor Swift needing some “me time” was all that bad, because honestly, all of us need to make sure we’re cool when we’re just hanging out with me, myself and I. Whether you just broke up with someone and are newly single or you haven’t been dating in a while, it can seem a little overwhelming to openly embrace everything it means to just be single and let the world revolve around you for a bit.
Being single doesn’t have to be a bummer (but you know that, because we’ve said it before), but we know that sometimes it’s easy to find yourself in dating rut and feel down about it. Well, we’re going to tell you how to make te most of being single with a little help from the experiences of some of our celeb friends.
Accept That You Deserve Me Time"Me time" is great because it is literally whatever you want it to be, but the main thing is that you see it as something positive from the get-go. Sometimes we feel selfish just focusing on ourselves, but when you're single, that's the perfect time to do it because you don't have to always be considering someone else's feelings and inputs. First off, you have to accept that you deserve this kind of self-focus. We hope Taylor does! Source: WENN
Get Out There And Do Stuff!There is a difference between embracing time with yourself and doing nothing with your time. If you're just moping around, you're doing a disservice to yourself! Sometimes we need a mini-pity party to get it out of our system. However, constantly just doing nothing because you're dwelling on your single status means you might convince yourself that there's no point in doing anything if you're not in a relationship, which is totally not true. Source: Shutterstock.com
Explore Your PassionsOkay so we said you should do stuff, but what exactly should you do? When our free time is spent with the person we’re dating, sometimes we only get to partake in activities that are agreed upon by both people. Well, now nobody is holding you back! Dive back into your old activities that you may have cast aside for agreed upon dates. You can also seek out some new interests to fill your time and find what makes you really happy. Source: Shutterstock.com
Get Creative With Your FeelingsLet the experience of being single inspire you. You might not feel super happy 100% of the time about being unattached, but on the other hand, you might feel a real profound sense of independence. Take whatever emotions you may be feeling and channel it into something creative. Adele wrote some really amazing songs when she was single after her break-up, and clearly she's spun those feelings into something really rewarding! Source: Apega/WENN.com
Let Yourself Be The StarJennifer Lawrence may have split with her BF but people aren’t talking about that – rather just how awesome she is. She deserves all that individual attention! When you’re a duo, people kind of see you guys as one individual, rather than two people that make up one couple. Yeah, it can be nice to share certain experiences with a partner, but you can also use this time to really enjoy being the only one in the spotlight. Source: Apega/WENN.com
Reconnect With Your GirlfriendsAs hard as we try, sometimes hanging out with our girlfriends goes by the wayside when we have a boyfriend. Now is a perfect time to catch up with the girls. Although you may not be like single Selena and get to attend the Golden Globes with your girl Vanessa, we think you could probably throw a pretty sweet girls night yourself - one that could be even better than a date! Source: WENN.com
It's Okay To Flirt!It’s also okay to just flirt or go on dates without feeling like you NEED to be in a relationship. They don’t even need to be real “dates.” Sometimes it's just fun to hang out with a new guy and get to know someone without feeling like you have to commit to BF/GF status. Don't feel like just because you're not someone's girlfriend, you have to be shut out of the romance game all together. Source: Shutterstock.com
Don't Dwell On The What IfsConstantly asking yourself, "What if this hadn't happened in the relationship?" or "What if I had called that guy back?" of "What if I cut my hair - will that make him notice me?" will make you go crazy. If you focus on everything that didn't happen or things beyond your control, it'll suck out all the energy you could be putting into your present and future. Be confident in your decisions and ability to move forward. Source: Shutterstock.com
Realize It's Okay To Have StandardsWhen we're already crushing, we sometimes let all our relationship expectations go out the window. When you're single, you may be able to think more clearly about what'd you'd like to get out of a hypothetical future relationship. That way, if something romantic does present itself, you're able to match it with those priorities you've decided beforehand are important. Hopefully your next relationship will be really positive and fulfilling because it meets your needs. Source: Shutterstock.com
What do you think is the best part of being single? Do you have any tips on how to make being single an amazing experience? Tell me in the comments.