While it may seem to you that everyone you know is either getting married or having a baby, you may feel like you’re the only single person on the planet. Don’t sweat it, though, one in four Australians live by themselves and have a happy fulfilled life.
It is true that married life comes with its benefits, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant for everyone. Thus, no matter why you are single at the moment, you should enjoy the most out of this time in your life, as scientists have concrete proofs indicating that being by yourself has a positive impact on your health! Let’s see why.
Happy Single People
- You’re responsible for your happiness
Typically, one of the main mistakes people in relationships tend to make is expecting the other one to make them happy. As a matter of fact, many relationships go wrong because of such misplaced expectations that are hardly met. Being single puts you in control over your life, and challenges you to become responsible when it comes to your happiness. The moment you become aware of the things that make you happy, you can aim at developing the resources for creating your own happiness.
- You are less likely to feel lonely
When you’re single, you don’t have enormous expectations for someone to fulfil all your needs, and prevent you from dealing with loneliness. On the other hand, when a newly single woman/man feels lonely, he/she immediately turns to someone in his/her life, family and friends, and will depend on them to fix his/her problems.
- You can have your routine
The moment you live on your own, you are free to live as you wish, literally. You are in control of your time and your schedule. You can either develop your routine or not have one at all; it’s up to you. That grants you complete control over your life, which is a great feeling that can make you happy.
- You worry less about money
If only we could eradicate stress from our lives, right? We would be so much happier. Well, it appears that single people can genuinely aim at diminishing stress from their lives; especially when it comes to money-related stress. On the other hand, the relationships of married couples often suffer because of financial infidelity, which has an adverse impact on their bond, making them lose their trust in one another.
Single people don’t have to deal with feelings of guilt whenever they feel like doing or buying something they like. Of course, as long as you don’t intend to spend your whole paycheck on an item, that’s fine by us!