We’ve all been there- it looks like everyone else is in a wonderful relationship but us. Our friends are preoccupied, they can’t stop talking about their significant others—it just seems like we’re in a waiting room and everyone else left already. Guess what—it doesn’t have to be like that! It’s all in your attitude! Here are some reasons you should see this period as a happy place!

  1. No compromises!

Relationship is a great thing, but it involves a lot of sacrifices and compromising on both sides. You’re in a place of complete freedom, go ahead and put yourself first! See all the movies you wanted to, have a schedule that works great for you only- do anything and everything you want.

  1. You have time to figure out exactly what you want.

Get out of your comfort zones, become more independent and learn how to be on your own. Whether it’s dining alone or spending evenings relaxing by yourself, you have all the time to figure out what makes you happy and fulfilled.

  1. This is your time for adventures!

Explore. You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone and you haven’t committed to anything. Take breaks, travel, be flirty and date—whatever makes you happy.

  1. It’s okay to NOT date.

Although there will be a lot of pressure and questions asked- make sure you know it’s really okay to be single. Wasting your time on people who don’t meet your expectations is far worse—so don’t settle and embrace your independence.

  1. It won’t always be like this.

You will either meet someone sooner or later, or you will learn you actually enjoy your solitude and don’t want commitment for a while. Either way- this is nothing but a season in your life! Give it time and make the best out of it!