If you are a single person, you have the opportunity to have one of the best relationships ever – the relationship you have with yourself.
Before you put your profile on E-Harmony, here are some concrete ways of getting to know yourself in a new way.
Even though you are you, you don’t know everything about yourself. And you are a fascinating person! Make friends with yourself in order to take this relationship to the next level.
- Ask yourself every day…
”What you would like to do today?” or a derivative thereof. “What would be fun for you today?” It could be going to the library on your way home from work, reading, cooking something, or learning something new. Keep asking yourself this question, and listen for the answer. Don’t take yourself for granted.
- Take care of yourself by taking care of your home.
You are worth having a clean house, and having things like you like them. Do you like to read? Make sure your reading chair is comfortable and has good lighting.
- Take care of yourself by taking care of your body.
Drink your water; go to bed at a decent hour. Get outside and breathe the air and exercise. Eat healthy food.
Sometimes single people feel lonely.
We all need the society of others, and I encourage you to reach out to others. However, sometimes you can have the best time just being by yourself and doing what you like to do. The trick is to treat yourself as a special person – a person you are getting to know. You can take some of the energy you may be using trying to find your soul-mate and use it to find your own soul. We don’t often think being single is a gift, but it really can be. Taking this time to take care of yourself will also be good for any other relationships you develop in future.