Individuals are supposed to have more time when single, that’s what people say. However, that is not always the case. We have jobs, hobbies, friends and in general, we are very social. Just because we are single, doesn’t mean that self-care and being healthy is not a priority.
Few medical research says that married people are healthier than single people because they are much happier, do things together, and are more motivated. Single people are seen by society as people who are less content, who will eat junk food, and are less active. Taking care of your health should be a priority regardless of your civil status, age, and/or gender.
Self-care is the beginning of learning how to be happy with yourself, your life. As a single individual, because that is who you are, it is your responsibility to find the balance for your soul, mind, and body. Is it easier when single? Maybe, it depends on you.
I learned about self-care and to be healthy for my own benefit and enjoying this new season of my life. It’s important for me to follow a routine where I meditate and share my gratitude first thing in the morning for the sleep I had during the night and the new day which is a new beginning. I take outdoor walks a couple of times during the day. I like to connect with nature, it brings peace to my life. I dance in the rain and enjoy a good sweat when I take time to exercise. Now, I add more fruits and veggies to my meals. I drink more water.
It is your decision to make time to be healthy, to make yourself a priority, to enjoy your life even if you are single or are in a relationship. Now is the perfect time to practice self-love.
Brenda Rivera Caraballo, BSW