How to ROCK at Being Single
Are you single? Don’t feel like a loser. Let’s just get that word out there and dispel that notion right now.
Being single doesn’t make you less of a person than someone who has a significant other.
In fact, I think it makes you cooler and definitely more independent. I’d consider myself a Class A single, and I’m here to pass on my nuggets of wisdom. Here are just a few ways to ROCK at being single!
1. Love yourself
This is the most important one. If you don’t love yourself, then you can’t expect anyone else to love you. I know it sounds cheesy, but you are unique and worthy of being loved. Never forget that.
2. Put God first
Put God first and everything else will fall into place. It may seem hard to do, but remember that He has a plan. As St. Padre Pio said, “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.”
When you are experiencing a crisis, like panicking over finals, dealing with a death in the family, or finding that you are pregnant out of wedlock, turn to God. He will give you the strength that you need.
3. Be YOU
Many people define themselves by the person they’re dating, by their family life, or by whether or not they have the latest trending item. Don’t do that! Define yourself by your relationship with God and who you are as a human being. Be an individual. Do not fall into the trap of changing yourself to be with someone.
4. Surround yourself with positive friends
Take it from me, being around friends who only complain about being single is just the worst! They think their life is over because they don’t have a date. Well guess what? There is so much more to life than dating, like creating lifelong friendships with people who honestly raise your spirits.
5. Don’t be a 3rd wheel
Its fine to be friends with couples, but don’t be the third wheel. It’s just awkward and uncomfortable. You don’t need that in your life!
6. Go out with other singles
Go have fun with your girls (or your bros)! Remind them how awesome it is to be single.
7. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
Remember that everything happens for a reason. Being single is not the end of the world.
8. Don’t settle
This one is important. Don’t lower your standards for someone. Keep your standards high; you deserve the best!
9. Have fun!
Don’t let society get you down! Society would like to tell you that it’s wrong to be single, that it’s wrong to keep your unexpected child, and that it’s wrong to stand up for your faith. But it’s time to break free from the boxes society attempts to enclose you in. Being single is a time to reflect on YOU! It’s a time to learn about what you are called to do in this world! Embrace it because you can’t get this time back!