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Ways you can cope with being single

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 The hardest part about being single is dealing with the couples around you (Photo: iStock)


Singlehood can make you notice all the couples around you. Everywhere you turn you see people holding hands and being all lovey-dovey and it’s hard to admit but, it can remind you of the loneliness you’re feeling.

There are people who are single by choice but for many, finding the right person is just hard.

It’s not easy if you wish you had someone by your side when you haven’t found them yet. But don’t despair because there are still ways you can enjoy singlehood without feeling miserable.

Here are a few ideas you can try to keep your mind from obsessing about your relationship status:

Don’t compare your life to others

When you open up to someone about the struggles of being single, this is one of the first things you will hear. Admittedly it’s quite tough to be content with the stage you are in when you’re seeing all these cute couples enjoying their lives but it works.

Learning this principle isn’t just for dating life only. It applies to your career and every other area of life so this is something you should always remember.

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Enjoy the plusses of being single

When you have those moments when the loneliness is overwhelming, it’s hard to imagine that there are any real advantages of being single. But actually, there are so many benefits to remind yourself that will keep you going.

When you’re single, you can enjoy the process of meeting new people and you can freely travel and spend time with your friends without any worries.

These are things that you will miss when you start dating again so enjoy the benefits while you have this chance.

Prepare yourself for your future bae

One of the best moves you can make is self-improvement. You have to keep in mind that you need to be whole before dating someone so now is the right time to do the work.

You should focus on healing from any baggage you might have carried from your previous relationships, work out to be in the best shape of your life and also work on your personal style if that’s something you haven’t figured out yet.

By the time that special someone crosses your path, you will be ready to have a healthy relationship.

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Ignore the negative inner voice

When you haven’t found someone to share your life with, you sort of become more vulnerable to the mean, negative inner voices. You can start questioning if you’re even someone who is worth loving and if you listen to those voices long enough, you will start believing what they’re saying.

You should be honest about your mistakes and work on yourself but don’t let the negative voices control you.

Appreciate those who love you

This is the time when you should focus on your friends, family, mentors or anyone else who has made a positive impact on your life. These are people who have walked with you on your journey of life and they will be there for you even when you meet your future partner.

Surround yourself with people who are on your side and embrace life for what it is even in singlehood.

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