How to Be Newly Single
Welcome back to the single life! As summer begins, couples everywhere seem to be falling apart left and right. While my boyfriend and I are still together, we both have several friends who have decided to break things off. From just deciding to go separate ways to huge fights, couples break up for many reasons.
While I’m sad most of our couple friends have thrown in the towel, I’m more worried about my friends’ well being. After being in a relationship for awhile, it’s hard to readjust to the single life.
While being single is fun and fabulous, it takes a while to acknowledge all its glory. In the beginning, it just seems dark and gloomy as you think you’re alone in this world. But, the reality is that being single means you’re unstoppable and can do what or whoever you want.
So if you find yourself newly single and don’t really know how to jump from gloomy to glamorous, just follow these tips on “how-to be single:”
Forgive, don’t forget
No one is telling you to get over your old relationship in a day. Healing takes time, and it varies for everyone. You need to forgive yourself and stop beating yourself up over the break up. Stop thinking of what could have happened or what if’s. You will never forget the happy memories, but you also have to remember the reason you moved on and accept reality. As soon as you forgive yourself, the sooner you can move on.
My favorite thing to do after a break up to to change things up even more. From dyeing your hair to buying a whole new wardrobe, focusing on you and changing your appearance is a fun way to spice things up. Plus, the next time you see your ex you’ll be sure to have them jaw dropped.
Dare to adventure
Now that you’re single, you have no restraints. Do something you’ve never done before. Go bar hopping, sky diving or hike a beautiful mountain top. This is a time to do everything you always hoped and wished to do without judgement. Make out with the hot stranger at the club and dance the night away.
Breakups are hard no matter what. You should go through all the steps of grief and acknowledge that your feelings are real. It’s okay to be upset, but know it will get better. The sooner you accept it, the sooner you can focus on your happiness and embrace being single.
Once you’re back to being your new and improved self, you will feel fearless and be more aware of what you want out of future relationships. So party hard and mingle with as many hot singles as you can. You never know who you’ll meet. You always end up finding someone when you’re not looking. So until then, make the most of your single life and live it up with no regrets. Remember, your happiness is what matters the most.