5 Meaningful Ways To Embrace Being Single on 11.11

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Nowadays, we associate 11.11 with the highest-grossing and the most “bang for your buck” sale. But do you know how the sale originally came about? 

11.11 is also known as Singles Day, unofficially celebrated by single unmarried people in China since 1993. If Singles Day is a reminder of your single status, you have good reason to celebrate, and shopping is not the only way to do it!

As we get older, being single can come with a weird stigma. It may not be easy when your family starts asking about your relationship status and it seems like everyone else is married or in a relationship, but being single means you have the luxury of time and freedom which many cannot afford.

Being single can be awesome! Let’s find out how you can embrace a more fulfilling single life.

1. Think positive

Anticipate happiness, health and success with positive thinking. Welcome more good into your life by focusing on the things that you are grateful for. One way to do this is by journaling 3 things that went well during your day, before going to bed every night. This will help you focus on the more positive things in life, regardless of how big or small they are.

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Above: Keeping a gratitude journal.

2. Set new goals

With more time and freedom at your disposal, being single allows you to develop yourself and to get to know yourself better. Use this time to grow as a person and work towards achieving your personal goals. Perhaps it is working towards better physical fitness, furthering your education or even starting a business. You may also use this time to reset and more importantly, take care of your mental health.

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Above: Stretching with yoga.

3. Focus on family and friendships

Just because you are not in love, does not mean you have no love to give. For many, quality time equates to love. Your parents will appreciate the time you spend with them and your friends will be grateful for your company. We are all social beings and spending time with family and friends is important for our overall health.

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Above: Catching up with friends.

If you are feeling distant from others, try reconnecting with friends you haven’t seen in a while, or join a group activity that will help you meet other people who share your interests. Remember, you are not alone.

4. Volunteer with your community

Having the freedom also means you have more time to do good. Volunteering is a way of doing good and positively impacts the community. Helping those in need allows you to connect to your local community and make it a better place.

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Above: Planting a tree with your community

Along with a sense of accomplishment in making a difference, volunteering can also boost your self-confidence as you open yourself up to more opportunities to make new friends and expand your network. Visit giving.sg to find causes to volunteer to.

5. Start a fundraiser

If you are game for a bigger challenge in doing good, then starting a fundraiser for a cause you care about will definitely excite you. Raising money often brings people together. It is a great way to have fun while raising much-needed funds for those in need. With the power of social media and various platforms accessible to the public, there are many ways of attaining your fundraising goals for your chosen charity in a really sociable way. Visit giving.sg to choose a cause and start fundraising.

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Above: Running a fundraiser