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Last Updated on August 15, 2018

When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

Being single can make you weary, especially if you didn't initiate a breakup, it could be easy to get carried away with reminiscing and what-if scenarios. Staying caught up in the past is toxic to your growth, however, and interferes with your ability to move forward. Single life can be self-actualizing and enjoyable, but you need to embrace it first. No matter where you are on your journey in coming to terms with being single, the following 12 fantastic things will happen when you accept it.

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1. You will be more focused.

    Once you start to treasure your new-found freedom, you will realize that taking time for yourself will show you what is most important in your life. Enjoying your single time will make what you want clearer and reveal which areas of your life you should build upon. Additionally, studies show that experiencing something alone results in our brain forming a more clear and longer lasting memory.

    2. You will be more active.

      Studies show that unmarried people are also more fit than their hitched counterparts. Let yourself welcome being single, and use this time to your benefit. You'll be more confident and in control when you do meet someone special.

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      3. You will be more likely to have high goals.

        Being single means you can't settle. In case someone who captures your heart comes along, you need to be at the top of your game. By embracing your time being single, you will be more able to pursue your goals and work towards a more complete, fulfilling future.

        4. You will be more creative.

          Spending time alone is also linked to an increase in creative thinking. Spending more time alone will force you to be a deeper thinker, and could lead you to solutions and projects you wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

          5. Your schedule will be your own.

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            Once you get past feeling lonely and realize how wonderful being single is, you will become aware of one of the best perks – your schedule is now completely your own. No longer do you need to have nights out approved, nor will long days at work get interrupted. Relax into loving your single life because nothing is quite as liberating as deciding every moment of your weekly schedule.

            6. You will likely save money.

              Dating is a great way to wave goodbye to all your hard earned cash. When you're with someone, there's nothing more important than impressing them, including your income. However, when the relationship fizzles, you realize how this tactic doesn't pay off. Not only are we more prone to spending when dating, married couples are more likely to have credit card debt than unmarried singles. So don't get depressed when you're eating cheap meals alone – it's really a form of investing in your future!

              7. You won't need to compromise on entertainment.

                Particularly if your significant other tends to have different tastes than you, being single can be a blessing. As soon as you can appreciate being single, you will realize how freeing it is to always watch exactly what you want. There is no longer any need to skimp on your favorite movies, plays, or TV shows that others don't appreciate.

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                8. You will have more time for your family.

                  Another thing you will realize once you learn to relish being single is you now have much more time for family. Especially when it comes to older relatives, time spent with them truly is precious. Make the most of your single time by reconnecting with family members in your life you may have been neglecting.

                  9. You have more time for your friends.

                    Once you start basking in your single glory, you will also find that you have more time for your friends. Not only will increased free time let you reconnect with friends you may have neglected while being half of a couple, studies also show that married people have much weaker social lives than those who are unmarried.

                    10. You will find new haunts in your city.

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                      Once you start to enjoy your single life again you will also find that you have plenty of time to rediscover your city. Where relationships see us fall into the same habit of favorite spots to drink, eat, or dance, when you're on your own you will naturally start to explore fresh venues again.

                      11. You'll find more interests.

                        Similarly, enjoying your time being single will give you more time to consider new hobbies and interests. Instead of repeating the same go-to dates, you can now freely explore activities that really make you passionate.

                        12. You will be more aware of what you want.

                          Ultimately, taking time to ourselves is an important ingredient in discovering what type of person is our ideal match, or what career we can happily commit to. By delighting in your uninhibited life, you are more able to experiment and thereby find out what works for you and what doesn't. Don't look at being single as a drawback, since learning more about yourself and finding out what makes you tick are crucial in forming balanced, healthy relationships in the future.

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                          50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                          50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                          Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                          It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                          It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                          Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                          Quotes for self-assurance

                          1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                            2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                              3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                  5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                    6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                      Quotes about positivity

                                      7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                        8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                          9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                            10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                              11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                  13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                    Quotes for work and success

                                                    14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                      15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                        16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                          17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                            18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                              19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                  21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                    22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                      23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                        24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                          25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                            26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                              27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                  29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                    30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                      31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                        32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                          33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                            34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                              35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                  37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                    38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                      39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                        40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                          41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                            42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                              43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                  45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                                    46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                      47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                        48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                          49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                            50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                              51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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