We tend to put a lot of value in being in a relationship, and don’t get us wrong, being in a healthy relationship is great, but there are really great things about being single, too. While being in a relationship has its perks, it can take the focus away from you.
A relationship isn’t the only way to happiness and health. Single life can actually benefit your mental and physical health in more ways than one! Instead of moving from one relationship to another, take some time to be with yourself. That way, whenever you do decide to enter a relationship, you’ll know you’re bringing your best self to the table.
Here’s a look at some more healthy reasons to embrace being single…
1. To Know Thyself
When was the last time you took a personality test to discover your true passions? If you haven’t done so since high school, you’re not alone. Many people stumble through life with blinders on, never fully embracing what makes them feel alive. Our tendency to go with the flow only increases when another person is added into the equation.
If you’ve always wanted to spend a semester teaching abroad in Asia, the single life allows you to do so. You won’t have to consider how this time away will affect anyone other than yourself. The same goes if you decide to take a mission trip to Africa, or take a season to work in a political campaign. Single life allows the freedom to pursue whatever desire ignites your soul. Make this time a meaningful exploration of what makes you, you!