If you’ve made some great new friends since being single, chances are they’ve recently introduced you to some equally great new places and experiences. This can be quite an eye-opener, especially if you’ve been a bit ‘set in your ways’ up until now. If you’d previously been too unsure of yourself to hop across the channel on a ferry, or not had the confidence to join an evening class, then these types of activities, along with hundreds more, can now become a regular part of your exciting new life.
Instead of being a hermit or sticking to a familiar routine to avoid anything ‘scary’, the world can now potentially be your oyster. Don’t make excuses any more, jump in with both feet and allow yourself to feel truly alive.
Every now and again it’s quite nice to take the day off from work, household chores, general mundane necessities, or your ex – who’s just added you on a social media site, and go on a road trip with some gal pals. It needn’t cost a fortune, take all day or even be a long way from home; it’s just good to get in a car and go somewhere different for a few hours.
It really is amazing how much fun can be had on an autumn afternoon with a well-stocked picnic hamper, a couple of bottles of something that makes you feel all silly and a few hilarious mates. Cheers to the simple pleasures in life, and thank heavens for a corkscrew!
When the weather is cold / wet / miserable and the long-term forecast is for much more of the same, it’s essential to avoid feeling down in the dumps, otherwise it’s going to be a very long winter indeed. Instead of mooching around the house looking for biscuits to scoff on the sofa while watching trashy daytime telly, try to do something positive for yourself.
If you’ve been carrying a bit of excess baggage, use this opportunity while you’re stuck indoors to address the issue, even if it’s simply a case of dusting off your old exercise bike. If you’re looking at increasing your job prospects do some research and use the internet to learn some new skills. If you’re feeling a bit lonely take this opportunity to write a few long overdue emails to old friends (or, even nicer, write letters by hand!)
Just think; by next spring you could very well be slimmer, fitter, have new earning potential and have re-connected with some special people. Don’t sit around waiting for good things to happen; MAKE them happen!