With so much talk about being partnered or coupled, I thought why not focus on the joys of being single and celebrate Independence Day!!!
As you know it’s a long holiday weekend and one meant for festivities and fireworks to celebrate our country’s independence. If you’re single, it’s time to celebrate your own independence. With singles outnumbering married Americans, you are not alone!
Check out my list of things you can do when you’re single that are more challenging when you are partnered. Maybe some ideas can help shape your weekend:
Eat whatever you want:
- You can have ice cream for dinner if that’s what sounds good.
- Drink a kale shake for dinner without worrying that your man won’t be satisfied.
- Pour yourself a big bowl of Sugar Pops without anyone saying, ‘Cereal for dinner again?‘
Don’t worry about making real or healthy meals whether it be for children or your partner
- Do what you want when you want; stay at work late or take a mental health day.
- Create your own routine: stay up all night and sleep all day.
- Pack up your car and hit the open road or check out last-minute flight deals on a travel Website.
- Without another person to plan around, you can make or break plans on a whim.
- Go see a movie, even a kids’ movie, if you’re up for it. Don’t forget your own big popcorn … you don’t have to share!
- Go catch a baseball game.
- Go on a bike ride, take the long route home and explore new neighborhoods.
- Enjoy a good old-fashioned parade.
- BBQ on your own, no one will fight you for your hot dog
Mix up your hygiene routine:
- Choose not to shave to see what becomes of your 5 o’clock shadow.
- Don’t shower if you don’t want to.
- Do a home pedicure while coloring your hair and tanning naked at the same time.
Do what you want:
- Sleep in and get plenty of rest
- Immerse yourself in a book without feeling guilty. No one is watching!
- Binge watch my Crazy Ex-Girlfriend or Naked and Afraid the entire weekend while still staying in your pj’s
Of course, you can do many of these things with or without a partner, you don’t have to worry about: checking in, how things look or taking care of anyone else.
SECURE note: Make this 4th of July a Single Holiday! Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, why not focus on what you do have? Think of your glass as half-full while taking advantage of your spontaneity and free time!