Surprising Benefits of How Being Single Can Improve Your Life
It has been said that being single as an adult can be quite a stigma. How do you combat a statement that the majority of the population notes? The answer is simple: find data and statements that back up why being single can actually be a positive way to live your life. I feel deep down that the majority of many single people are influenced by the media that some fairy-tale relationship exists and that because we are single we are missing out. Apparently, this isn’t the trend:
“In 1962, half of the 21-year-olds and 90% of 30-year-olds had been married at least once.
In 2014, only 8% of 21-year-olds and 55% of 30-year-olds had been married.”
From time to time, I feel the same. How do you combat those lonely nights, or not having a welcoming and sweet voice to greet you at the door when you come home from a long day? Be compassionate with yourself, and understand that it is all in mindset. Organize your life in such a way that you become to fulfill all of your life’s desires with rich friendships, extraordinary moments and experiences, and attain the feeling of fulfillment when you accomplish life’s goals.
After scouring the internet, I found many positive examples of why being single can actually be a good thing. For one, you have a lot more time to be with yourself and meditate. You have more time to Know Thyself, which is one of the fundamental principals to understand the meaning of life.
Single people tend to be more social. Singles are more likely to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as keep be sociable with their neighbors. Socialization is key, it’s part of being human.
Without the responsibilities of tending to a family you’ve created, you can invest that time in relaxing and doing leisurely activities. Have you heard about the importance of rest and recovery? It goes a long way to ‘sharpen the saw’ by occasionally participating in activities that promote your well-being. Relaxation is key for survival in our current fast paced world. The BLS found that single people spend on average 5.6 hours a day on overall leisure activities, in comparison to married people who spend about 4.8 hours a day on leisure.
A recent study by W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and Robert Lerman, an economics professor at American University found that single women professionals earn more money than married women.
Just because you are single does not mean you have some sort of social status stigma, it means you have more time to do the things you enjoy without having strings holding you back. If you really want a relationship, then you will find one — and no matter how hard it is, you will find a way to make it work. If you are single and in a stage of uncertainty (this feeling will come and go), you can find the silver lining. Good luck out there Secure Singles, find a way to see the bright side of life. Live it up!
Danielle E. Brockman is a freelance writer for Secure Single
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