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.
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.