How To Be Single And Happy In 7 Easy Steps

HOW TO BE SINGLE AND HAPPY IN 7 EASY STEPS

Are you single? Does it feel like everyone around you is in a relationship? Does it feel like there’s no way that you will EVER be happy? Well, in this post I will show you how to be single AND happy in just 7 easy steps. If you are and single and unhappy, or just single, read on.

“Being single means that you are strong enough to wait for what you deserve.”

1. Learn To Love Yourself 

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Learn To Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself can be hard. It is one thing to have someone else tell you they love you or tell you how beautiful you are. It’s a whole other thing for you to believe those words and say them to yourself. I have been single for four years and that means that I have had four long years to really sit down and think on a few things. Earlier this year, I slowly came to realize that I had placed my value in how others felt about me. This meant that I was constantly seeking validation from others.

This is never a good mindset. When you embrace yourself, flaws and all, you slowly come to realize just how wonderful you really are. Love the weird ways your ears stick out at the side, and be happy that you will never miss a thing being said to you. Embrace how broad your shoulders are and be grateful you’ll never need shoulder pads. Being single gives you the space to grow to love yourself without the influence of outsiders. The more you embrace yourself, the more you will come to realize that you are great just the way you are, relationship or no relationship.

2. Find A Hobby You Love 

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Find A Hobby You Love

This is one of the most important steps in the process of learning how to be single and happy. I talked about this in a previous blog post 5 Important Life Lessons You Will Learn.  As single people, we tend to have a bit more free time on our hands. What we do with this free time can vary, but from experience, too many singles use this time to take part in unhealthy activities. A great way to eliminate the need for such unhealthy practices is to find a hobby that you love.

Finding a hobby that you love is a great way to release any stress or doubts you may be harboring as well as occupying your mind and time. For me, the hobbies that best work are writing and making fashion illustrations. I have found that when I sketch, there is an overwhelming sense of freedom and pride. I feel at peace and I don’t seem to care as much that another couple is making out in the next row. Find your hobby and get started on the road to happiness. Trust me, you’ll feel that much more free.

3. Take Yourself Out 

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Take Yourself Out

Who doesn’t love a good excuse to dress up and go out? I do. Society enjoys telling us that the only way to have a really fun night out on the town is to go on a date. We are also taught that if we do go out by yourself, then you are some sort of loser. That’s simply not true. You do not need to have anyone ask you to go out in order to fully enjoy yourself. Instead of spending your Friday nights home on the couch alone, moping, grab your coat and head to a cafe.

It doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can have fun while getting an ice cream from the seller down the street. Taking a walk in the park or going to a late movie can also be inexpensive ways to venture out into your local community and get your butt out of the house at the same time. Whatever you enjoyed doing in your previous relationship can also be enjoyed while riding solo. So don’t be afraid. Grab your best pants or your best wedges and go for it.

4. Travel 

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Travel

Yes I understand. I give this tip so many times in my everyday discussion with other people who are going through situations I have already conquered.The reason I do is that it really works. After my last relationship crashed and burned, and left a gaping hole in my heart, I thought I’d ever have a normal life or be happy again. After having traveled to quite a few places in and around my prefecture, I laugh at that premature and naive thought process.

Through my travels, I have discovered how brave, strong and resourceful I am. I have also come to realize that I really prefer, for the most part, to travel solo. Travelling solo is scary and wonderful and confusing; all at the same time and I love it. You have a unique advantage as a single person because you might not have children or anyone preventing you from travelling. I even know amazing, single moms who travel with their kids. You never know! The world is your buffet. Come and get it.

5. Meet Other Singles 

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Meet Other Singles

When you are single, it is often tempting to believe that you are in this by yourself. Sorry, but you’re wrong. In every city, at any given time, there are thousands of singles walking around, living their lives and breathing. Yes, you heard it right here. You are one of many. According to The Conversation, this century is seeing much more singles than previous studies, and it’s a good thing.

A great benefit of the increase in singles has been the introduction of “Meet Up” groups. These groups are normally categorized by interests and hobbies, such as Art, Reading or Photography. Another great benefit is that you are able to use a filter and really find people who have similar interests which can lead to better chemistry. I have met a lot of amazing people through such Meet Up groups.

6. Don’t Worry About It 

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Don’t Worry About It

Impossible? No. Improbable? Definitely not. It feels like, when I first became single, I was consistently worried about everything that came with that. Would I forever be alone? Am I never getting married? Will I never have children? Are my eggs going to dry up and just fall out due to lack of use? Absurdity at its finest. When I was approximately sixteen years old, I would daydream about the kind of future I was going to have. I’d meet the perfect guy, graduate from university, get married and live happily ever after.

When that dream didn’t go the way I had expected, I was lost. I thought that my window of opportunity had passed and I was no longer viable for a Prince Charming. If this is you, just raise your hand really quickly. It’s okay because here I am to give you some advice. Let it go. Stop worrying. Your time will come. One day God will send the man or woman who is perfectly imperfect, and you’ll look back at this period of worry and laugh. Worrying changes nothing and there are so many other, better, more productive activities you could be doing such as a hobby, taking yourself out, travelling or meeting other singles. I hope you see what I did there. 🙂

7. Embrace Being Single 

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Embrace Being Single

Finally, embrace being single. Being single is a gift that many wish could have been extended for them. This is an essential time for you as it gives you the space and time you need to know exactly who you are and where you want to go in life. Think of this waiting period as a time to work on any internal issues and personality quirks that might want mended. Focus on other things in your life that you have going on. 

You can be happy again. Be free and single and live a full life. Put your best foot forward and keep moving. Yes, you were a girlfriend, or a wife but you are so much more. Do not define yourself by the labels you have used in your past. Take a good, honest look at yourself, get out there and find your happiness. It’s been waiting on you since forever.


So there you have it. How to be single and happy in 7 easy steps. 

My last posts are linked below. Be sure to check them out as well:

10 DAILY HABITS OF A WORRY FREE PERSON

 

HOW TO BE SINGLE AND HAPPY IN 7 EASY STEPS

 

MY CHRISTMAS MUST HAVES

 

CHRISTMAS SONGS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

 

Also, do you think that you can be single and happy?  Why? Why not? Did any of your reasons make the list? Comment below. Please also like and share this post, as well as support me on all my social media.

 

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Comments (31)

  • Megan 1 month ago Reply

    I’m glad I found a hobby when I was single – I used to drive myself mad, constantly looking for love and then getting frustrated when things didn’t go to plan. Once I had a distraction – I was less focused on that aspect of my life and just let my relationships flow more naturally.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Exactly. That’s absolutely wonderful. I am happy that you’ve taken the time to invest in an activity which is worth while and takes your mind off things.

  • Ophelia T 1 month ago Reply

    I love your post. Your tips are so great. Our society has an unreasonable expectation that everyone needs to be with someone.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you so much for your kind words

  • Vidya Tiru 1 month ago Reply

    many of these tips will apply to those not single too 🙂 so thank you

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes they will 🙂

  • Timothy Gagnon 1 month ago Reply

    Not single anymore! But this post was a nice reminder to be happy with who I am regardless of the circumstances. Thanks for sharing!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you for visiting and commenting. I really appreciate the support.

  • Whitney Odolo 1 month ago Reply

    Such a nice post! I really like how you included “Hobby”. I think putting time towards a hobby can help to release your creative energy and occupy time that would be spent thinking about finding someone else.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes I spent way too much time thinking about being single before I had a hobby that I enjoyed. Much happier now.

  • Bianca 1 month ago Reply

    I have a few friends who recently went single after longterm relationships. They all did something out of their comfort zone to shake it up and are now living their best selves. One moved to a foreign country, another lost all of relationship weight, and another picked up rock climbing. It’s so cool to see people overcome hurdles.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    That is so amazing. I love seeing people overcome rough situations and become stronger people. Kudos to them!

  • Kasia Olszewski 1 month ago Reply

    I’m currently in a very happy relationship, however, I was single for a long time beforehand. Number one can be very hard to do. Even in a relationship, I struggle with loving myself…baby steps every day. The one thing that’s helpful in assisting this is to do small things for yourself. Buy yourself roses or chocolate, make yourself a nice breakfast, go out to the movies. It’s the little things.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    These are all amazing. I love that you took the baby steps. Those are super important.

  • Christine 1 month ago Reply

    Such an important message especially going into the holiday season!

  • I was single for the longest time, and it felt like FOREVER, but I always knew he’d show up in the right and perfect time… and he did! Love your great advice – I would also add : enjoy! Life is ever changing & you’ll look back one day & reminisce about those good il’ single days 😍

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes! So happy for you. Congrats on your relationship and I will def add that to my list.

  • Cori @ Sweet Coralice 1 month ago Reply

    I think everyone needs to be comfortable in their own skin and be able to stand on their own two feet before committing to a relationship. I like these tips… they’re like stepping stones 💕

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you so much!

  • Tasheena 1 month ago Reply

    Love your tips! Even though I’m in a relationship I still date myself and sometimes Travel solo.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    That’s fantastic.Right on!

  • Prerna Garg 1 month ago Reply

    Finding a passion is very important. One should pick up a hobby that he/she enjoys. That helps pass time, acquire a new skill and evolve as a human being 🙂

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    That is so true. Thanks for commenting.

  • David Elliott 1 month ago Reply

    I think being grateful for the things in your life helps you be happy wherever you are at. But yes, doing things that make you happy will make you a happier single.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes it will. Thanks for visiting.

  • Joy 1 month ago Reply

    I am not single but I can see how this advice would be useful for anyone is. Your post was insightful and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing this.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you so much for commenting. I really appreciate it

  • Sudip Saha 1 month ago Reply

    I am ‘Happily Single’ because I always keep myself engaged. Travelling to new places does refresh your mind.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Sounds awesome. Keep it up

  • From one single to another, thank you so much for this post!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    You are more than welcome! Have a great day!

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