10 ways to live a happy and fulfilled single life

Women don’t need a spouse and children to lead fulfilled lives contrary to what people tell women.

In fact, studies have shown that single people are likely to lead more fulfilling lives than those who have chosen to marry.

“The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness can obscure the profound benefits of solitude said the study’s lead author Bella DePaulo.”

“Increasing numbers of people are single because they want to be. Living single allows them to live their best, most authentic and most meaningful life.”

Here are 10 ways single ladies can live their best single lives:

Pursue your interests

Periods of singleness are an ideal time to explore new interests. If there is something you have always wanted to do and have no real reason why you haven’t done so, stop denying yourself and go after what you want.

Date for fun

Dating is necessary if your end goal is to get married. However, dating does not have to be used as a means to an end. Some people date for the sheer enjoyment of meeting new people and having a great time.

Invest in yourself

Nothing will offer a great return on investment like investing in yourself. Investing in yourself can look very different from person to person. For some, it can mean investing in education or a particular skill set. For others, it can mean investing in health and wellness.

Cultivate meaningful friendships

As humans, we need relationships and a sense of belonging in the society. While relatives can definitely meet that need, it’s also important to cultivate meaningful friendships with people who share similar interests and have a positive outlook on life.

Set and execute goals

Whether personal or professional, nothing makes you feel content like accomplishing a personal goal that you’ve set for yourself. The beauty of singleness is that it affords you plenty of time to reflect on what you want to accomplish in life and devise a plan on how to execute those goals.

Do things that bring you joy

Filling your time with the things that bring you joy is sure to bring happiness and fulfillment to your life. Figuring out what makes you happy may not be as simple as it sounds. It may require some soul searching and journaling to pinpoint those things.

Chase your career goals passionately

For some women, success at work plays a major role in personal fulfillment. Being single and unattached affords you with the opportunity to chase your career goals with a fervor that may not be possible for those who have to also juggle a spouse and children.

Take risks

You can be okay with being single by taking risks and living life to the full. Some people are driven to conquer new challenges and soak up every experience life has to offer and they simply don’t let danger dissuade them. If you want to live a fulfilled single life, take risks.

Design the life you want

When you are single, you have what it takes to design the life you want. Visions are a helpful tool for creating a visual representation of the life you want for yourself. Once you have a clear vision, you will be able to slowly work towards bringing your dreams to fruition.

Take care of yourself

Regardless of your relationship status, self care is necessary for true happiness. Self care is defined as any activity that you do deliberately in order to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. Self care does not have to look like spa dates and hair appointments, it is also eating right, exercising regularly, resting, and doing the things that make you happy.

It is annoying that some men and women in Nigeria believe that single ladies are not happy with their status and cry themselves to sleep all the time.
They are quick to tell single ladies to stop being choosy and marry any man that proposes to them. It doesn’t matter if these men are disrespectful and mannerless. In this part of the world, it is believed that a woman must endure a man’s bad behaviour.
Nigerians should know that single people can be happy and live fulfilled lives. Not everyone will get married. Sometimes, when people marry, they usually do not become any happier than they were when they were single.
Some people consider being single a bad thing. In some cultures in Nigeria, people treat single ladies like lepers. They believe that unmarried ladies have no name, no life and deserve no respect.
Nigerians should pestering single ladies about getting married. Some people are single because they choose to be. They are simply not interested in being in a serious relationship or getting married and having children.
Others are single due to the circumstances of their lives. When it comes to dating and relationships, it’s hard to really tell how it will turn out. Life is unpredictable. Single and happy is better than married, sad and faking it.

Kate

I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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  1. Ebube says:

    thank you

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