You may think that being single is the end of the world when you see all of your friends and relatives in a healthy relationship. The truth is that being single is a great way to get to know who you are instead of who you are with that person. Being single can allow you to go on a journey towards self-discovery, creating a greater love for yourself.

Knowing Who You Are

When you are romantically attached to someone, you may think that you need to formulate your opinions based on that person. Being single gives you the freedom to form your own opinions and discovering the person you are when standing on your own. Think about what makes you happy outside of romance and what drives you to get out of bed in the morning. You should also think about the accomplishments that make you feel proud of yourself. This can inspire you to join clubs, organizations, and have a good idea on a career path.

Learn How to Be Alone

Being alone does not mean that you need to be lonely. You may be used to always having someone around and it can be a hard transition to not lean on anyone. The truth is that there are other people around you that you can lean on like your friends and family. Society makes us believe that being single is embarrassing or bad. Being alone can be empowering in that you do not need to depend on someone for your happiness. You can go see that movie you have always wanted to see or go traveling without seeing if that person can join you. The single life means you come first.

Stronger Friendships

Before dating, you were a friend first. You may have put them on the back burner while you were dating. This is your chance to catch up with your friends and make up for the lost time. They can be a good support system whenever you are feeling lonely and can find ways to pick you back up.

Time to Exercise

Having no dates means that you can take the time to go to the gym or workout at home. You can join a class where you can meet people you can exercise with and help motivate each other to get in shape. Exercise is proven to elevate your daily mood and after time improve your physical appearance and health.

At Alta Loma Transformational Living, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  Alta Loma uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, where you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 866-457-3843.