Valentine’s day is coming soon. That means all shops will be overflowing with hearts, chocolate and pink stuff. That’s great for couples, but if you’re single it’s just a reminder you currently don’t have anyone. Is that bad? Not at all!
Lets get this clear; Being single doesn’t mean you’re worth any less than the people who are in a relationship. It doesn’t mean you’re less attractive or less awesome. It just means you’re not in a relationship. So now lets move onto something way more interesting than your relationship status which is: You!
Being single comes with a certain amount of freedom you wouldn’t otherwise have. You get to find out more about yourself and you can choose your own path without being influenced by the needs of others. It also comes with a great opportunity: You get to love yourself a little more, before you let someone else love you. Need some convincing to start loving yourself? Here are 5 reasons to do just that.
- There is only one of you
Sounds a little cheesy doesn’t it? The truth remains the same though: There is only one of you on this planet and that makes you absolutely amazing. It also makes you something to be cherished. Something unique.
- You have the power
Think of a goal you really want to reach and now imagine reaching that goal. The only person who is capable of getting you there is you. You have all the power in the world right at your fingertips, and sure some things might take time, but without your own effort nothing is ever going to happen.
- You are worthy
This is something not many people realize about themselves. The problem with this way of thinking is that a. people usually get stuck in a rut if they think they’re worthless and b. It’s very, very wrong. No one is worthless. Ever. You are worthy of every single good thing in your life and none of the bad.
- It’s okay to be different
We live in a judgemental world with a society that tries to push people to just act normal, be normal, stay normal. What is normal though? How do we define normal? Is anyone even normal? Fun fact: Because society keeps changing, so do the rules of what is considered normal. Some things that were normal decades ago get you labelled as a loony right now. That means that no matter it’s impossible to actually be “normal,” since normal is an ever-changing view. Just let normal go and be yourself.
- You are allowed to fail
Ever felt extreme pressure due to work or school or even your family, because they kept pushing you to do what they wanted you to do? Here’s something you should know: You are allowed to fail, just as you’re allowed to say no to some things. Only do things if you think they’re worth your time and effort, and once you do them don’t be afraid to fail.
The key take away from this post? It’s completely okay to be single and to show yourself some love!