Here at loveisrespect.org, we focus a lot on healthy relationships and tips for how to be your happiest while in a couple. We also want to celebrate all of the single ladies and gents with some tips on what you can do for yourself and your friends to get the most out enjoying the summer unattached.
Continue being awesome. Clearly, you’re a great person who enjoys doing great things. Spread the reach of your greatness and volunteer. Not only does it help you continue to feel good about yourself, but helps others feel special too. Also, make time to do something you enjoy, whether it’s playing a sport, going camping or just hanging out with friends.
Try something new. Discovering new things that you like and are good at is a great way to improve your self-growth. Maybe you’ve never tried painting before, but the experience of expressing yourself opens your imagination and helps you become more creative in other aspects of your life. Plus, learning a new skill makes you more interesting and gives you something unique to share with others.
Set goals for yourself. Where do you see yourself by the end of the summer? Maybe you’ll have learned to play the guitar or you’ll be prepared for basketball tryouts when school starts back up. Setting both short-term and long-term goals for yourself is a great way to track your self-improvement over time. If you are thinking about being a veterinarian when you grow up, why not get a head start and get a job working in your local animal shelter? Deciding what you want out of life is important so that no one can stand in your way of being who you want to be and following your dreams.
Be great for a relationship you’re not even in. Be available for friends to get an outside perspective on their relationships and space from their significant other. As a friend, you may be able to help identify red flags or recognize a healthy relationship when your friends are questioning things. Of course, you want to remember that this is your friend’s relationship, so try to be a supportive friend without over-doing it. Being single can be really fun and be a great chance for self-growth. Making sure that you are healthy as an individual is just as important as being in a healthy relationship. Remember, you don’t have to be in a healthy relationship to promote healthy relationships.
What are you doing this summer to better yourself and have a good time?