It’s that time of year when nosey relatives ask the dreaded question: “Have you found anyone special yet?” before looking at you with pity when you say “no, not yet”. Before you start submitting to the lonely singleton stereotype, why not look at all the perks of being unattached at this time of year?
Time with friends and family
Even though you may not be in a relationship, there are plenty of other loved ones in your life to spend time with. Christmas is the one time of year where friends and family come together to enjoy each others company. This year, when the topic of your single status is inevitably brought up, why not tell them about all the other achievements you’ve had this year?
The power of yes
With Christmas being the ultimate party season, you will undoubtedly be invited to a hoard parties and social gatherings. Instead of consulting with your other half, enjoy the freedom of being able to say yes to everything and doing exactly what you want to do. On top of this you’ll get the pleasure of dressing up and will have fun meeting new people!
Christmas is an expensive time of year, but without a partner (or a partner’s family) to buy for, you’ll have the opportunity to treat yourself! It’ll be a present you’ll know you’ll love, and one that can serve as a reminder of everything you’ve achieved on your own this year.
New Year, new start
New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and start the new one afresh. Focus on what will make you happy and what you want to achieve. Without a partner to think about, you will have the freedom to do what you want, when you want – so start planning how to make 2013 your best year yet!
The New Year is a great time to re-assess your life and the direction you want it to go (whether you’re single or in a relationship), if you want some guidance it may be helpful to speak to a life coach. To find out more, have a look at our personal development page.
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