A lot of people think being single is the worst thing ever. I was that way too, once upon a time. When I got out of my last relationship, I didn’t know how to be single. I had been in relationships on and off for a collective 12 years, which is pretty much half my life. How crazy is that?
So I was kind of aloof at what I was supposed to do as a single lady. Now I’ve been single for over a year, and I feel like I’m really great at it. When I had that sort-of-but-not-really relationship earlier in the year, I knew how to go back into single mode when it ended.
Go ahead and play Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and click through for the things you need to do when you’re single:
Define Your Style
Figure out what your style is! Take this time to explore what style fits you best.
Read all the books! Seriously, reading not only helps take your mind off what's going on in your life, but it also heightens your creativity.
Get Your Hair Cut
I always change my hair when I'm single. Not that you shouldn't change your hair if you're dating someone, but you don't have to worry about anyone not liking your hair. You can do whatever you want!
Learn How To Cook
This is a valuable skill that you should learn anyway, but learn some staple recipes and spend time cooking.
Pick Up A New Hobby
What's something you've always wanted to do but never had time for? Do that now! Paint, learn an instrument, try a new sport.
Try Something New
Do something totally new and unexpected. Or do something you've always been afraid to do. Just be adventurous!
Spend Time With Your Friends
When you're single, you have all the time in the world to hang out with your friends. Take advantage of this bonding time!
Make New Friends
While you're at it, make some new friends too. You can never have enough friends!
See A Movie Alone
I love going to movies by myself. It's really nice to sit in a quiet theater and enjoy a flick.
Go On Dates
And lastly, go on dates! Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to be a recluse. Going on dates is fun!
Are you single? What are things you do when you’re not in a relationship? Tell us in the comments!