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7 steps to a sunny single life

Published:Monday | January 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
A section of the pristine Half Moon Beach in Orange Bay, Hanover.-Photo by Claudia Gardner

Jody-Anne Lawrence, Lifestyle Reporter

Well we have made our resolutions and have made it through 2014 safe and sound and it is time to conquer 2015. Many of us might be conquering it as single. However, that does not mean you are lonely or cannot fully experience 2015 to the fullest. Here is a guide for the new year.

1. Make a bucket list for the year

Make plans for the new year and set a date that you should accomplish them by. Give yourself something to look forward to what is better than growth? It can be something small. Nothing is insignificant when it comes to your development.

2. Explore new adventures

Now is the time to splurge and go on that dream vacation. Catch the things that you might have missed if you were with someone. Take photographs and create new memories.

3. Open for love

Do not be closed off to love. List the traits you want in the person of your dreams ensure these are realistic, and while you are not ready to go hunting, keep your eyes open. Also, write down your relationship assets and shortcomings and work on the latter. It takes two to make a relationship work. You need to be honest to find love and that means being honest with yourself too. Put the heartbreak of last year and the past away. You have to learn to move past that hurt before you can be able to work on getting into a new relationship.

4. Focus on work

I will not say throw yourself into work because all work and no play makes you dull. Plan for that next promotion or get started on that business you want to own. There is no time like the present to prepare for your future.

5. Have some me time

Take time to know you and love you. If you do not love yourself, why should anyone else? Look in the mirror each morning and find something you love about yourself. If there is something you do not like, learn to love it because you are beautiful.

6. Enjoy life

Being in a relationship is fun and it is great to know that there is someone there who understands you and you can share life with, but if you are not in one, it is not the end of the world. Go out with your girls and have a grand time do karaoke. Let down your hair and laugh. Never think of yourself as missing out. It is just a delay for you to enjoy other things before that next step.

7. Hobbies

Those sketch pads that you have stashed, that book you have forgotten take them out. Go back to your hobbies. Reignite your passions.