There is one quote from Shakespeare that best sums up the happy single life, and also applies to many other aspects of life:
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
That being said, being a happy single has its own rewards – just like being in a relationship or married. While at first it may seem like a shattering experience, but there are some pretty sweet perks to being single in the meantime. The freedom of a single life creates a life based on what the individual loves – and needs. Spontaneity. Freedom. Flexibility. These are some of the best things about being single.
The opportunity of being a happy single is saw by many people as a blessing. For example, instead of giving love to another person in a relationship, a single person has the ability to give that love to themselves and cultivate and nurture who they are. By doing so, they are able to learn how to fill their own needs and become self-sufficient individuals. If you know how to be happy and content when you are single, you become much more whole before entering into a new love relationship.
However, being single can be a daunting experience for many people, and one that is far from being happy and fulfilled. Many people feel lonely or not being whole when without someone to share the daily life with. They feel like they are half a person because they are single. The truth is you cannot count on a marriage or a relationship to fix all the aches you already have.
Whether you are married, attached or single, our lives are very much parallel. We all still deal with self-doubt, choice, bad times, detached days, intense stretches of turbulence and placid waters.
A Happy Single Life Starts With You
The bottom line of a happy single is that it is an acceptable alternative in our society, and a thing that no one should be ashamed of. Compared to a generation or two ago, the world is more liberal – and happily single individuals tend to be more successful because of the time they have for their career, their productiveness and happy experiences. Take the time to find yourself while you’re single. Learn what you love, discover your goals and ambitions, and write down your priorities.
In the end, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so – as Shakespeare like to put it. You must accept that our mind is the greatest gift we have – and using it to shift our thinking from negative and fearful to positive and fulfilled is something everyone should take advantage of. Don’t think less of yourself for being single. Rather, this is the time to focus on your strength, as well as all some little things to make yourself even better. You can be a happy single!