Being single isn't a bad thing. There are so many wonderful perks of being single, but that doesn't mean not having an S.O. won't get you down every once in a while. Your Instagram feed is filled with engagements and happy couples and you can't help but feel a little bit jealous. It's okay to wish you had that special someone, but being single can be fun, too. Stop sulking in your loneliness and bask in the joys of being single. Here are 15 ways to live your best single life:
1. Go to a plant shop
Go to a local plant shop and put together a plant to either start a plant collection or to add to your plant collection. Science shows that having indoor plants helps provide cleaner air, lowers your risk for illness, enhances your concentration and memory, boosts your mood and well they're also really cute.
There's just something about the great outdoors that brings so much peace and happiness. Go rent a paddleboard and enjoy your nearest lake or pond.
3. Play with cats at Petco
You can't tell me the cats aren't the best part of going to Petco. If you're lucky maybe puppies will be there, too.
4. Change up your hair
Out with the old, in with the new. Dye your hair. Chop it off. Make a drastic change. Why not?
5. Go to the movies
Get a large bag of popcorn, candy and a Mr. Pibb and watch that movie you've been dying to see. You don't need a boyfriend to do fun things. Be independent.
6. Rock Climb
Making it to the top of a rock wall is one of those more satisfying feelings. Reach new heights literally and figuratively.
7. Have a picnic
Go to the store and buy some cheese and crackers and box wine and find a shady spot in a park or nearby botanical gardens to have a picnic. Indulge yourself.
10. Girls night
Grab your closest girlfriends and have a night out on the town! Better yet one of Y'all can pretend you're getting married. Just wear a sash that says bride and Y'all can wear wigs and hopefully people will buy you guys free drinks to celebrate.
12. Find a gratitude journal
It is easy to get wrapped up in negative thoughts, but a gratitude journal can help you refocus on the positivity in your life.
13. Sign up for yoga
Not only can yoga increase flexibility and muscle strength, but it can also reduce stress and anxiety. Be one with yourself. Literally.
14. Go backpacking
Pull a Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" and go on a backpacking trip. You can rent backpacking gear and go on a solo trek through the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachians.
15. Volunteer your time
Devote your time to a cause bigger than yourself. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or your local animal adoption center. Helping others has shown to have a positive affect on both your mental and physical health.