1. Buy Yourself Some Flowers.
One of the most cliche romantic gestures out there is buying flowers for your significant other. Why wait for someone else to brighten your day and your space with a bouquet? I try to get myself this gift about once a month. Treat yourself! [Also read: 10 Incredible New Things to Try in Bed]
2. Take Some Solo Sassy Pics.
Get yourself dolled up as if you’re getting ready for a professional boudoir photoshoot and take some nudes! You could wear your favorite lingerie, some silky clothing, or nothing at all. Take some pictures that make you feel beautiful and sexual without the goal of appeasing anyone. Intend on keeping these pictures only for you and allow yourself to feel sexy without validation from someone else. [Also read: 10 Things You Must Avoid to Live Longer]
3. Some Romantic Self Romantic Self Loving.
Really set the scene for this one. Light some candles, play some music, scatter some rose petals, cover yourself in oil, whatever gets you in the mood. No one’s better at exploring and pleasuring your body than your own damn self, not to mention the myriad vibrators out there with the ability to do things that no man or woman could hold a candle to. [Also read: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Him Fall In Love]
4. Reach Out to Single Friends.
5. Reach out to Male Friends.
Sometimes we just need a little testosterone in our lives. I find platonic male relationships to be just as gratifying than romantic ones, if not more. Reaching out to male friends can both get us our fix of male companionship and offer us some alternative conversation to numb out the boy/partner talk we receive from our feminine friends.
6. Do Something Impulsive that you couldn’t do if you were tied down.
I’m not suggesting anything too crazy or dangerous here, but one of my favorite parts of being single is remembering that I can do whatever the hell I want without having to answer to anyone. Stay out a little later than usual. Ride on the back of that-guy-you-know’s motorcycle. See that band that your ex didn’t like but you did. Think of the things that came up when you were taken that you wanted to do “if only you were single.” Do them.
7. Work on Self Improvement.
There’s no better time to be self-reflective and introspective than when you’re single. It’s hard to take the time to focus on ourselves when we’re in a relationship. Think of how you can be the best version of yourself for yourself. Journal, meditate, create some space for you. Get to know who you are as a whole human being and not as someone’s other half.
8. Establish routines that you loves.
Relationships are time-consuming! We often tend to mold our routine to coincide with that of our partner. Remember that when you’re single, there’s usually no need to work around others. What time do you like to go to bed and wake up in the morning? How long do you like to take to get ready? What quirky self-care practices make you feel good? Build some routines based on no time constraints but your own.
9. Play with your appearance.
Another known cliche is that women will change their hair after getting out of a relationship. You know why this is? Because changing the way we look feels refreshing! Cut your hair, update your wardrobe, change the way you do your makeup. Want to wear that bold lipstick color you’ve been hesitant about? Try it! No one’s there to tell you that they don’t like that color on you. Trust me, it suits you.
10. Keep Yourself busy.
Take a class, learn something you’ve always wanted to, sign up for seminars, give back/volunteer, pick up some extra hours or start a side hustle and make that money. Boredom breeds loneliness. Avoid it – there’s plenty out there to do on your own.