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4 benefits of being single

22 January 2016, 15:03 Agneta Murii

Being single is not the end of the world. There are other problems that are more depressing than being single. Better still, no one has ever died for being single. Even with a broken heart, you can stand and rise above your fears. Most people dread being single and thus hang onto unhealthy relationships.

Here are 6 benefits of 'flying solo'.

1. Its a good time to reflect.
With all the 'free' time you have, it is the perfect opportunity to get down and start building a better you. At first, it is a bit scary since you're used to sharing everything. You were used to having someone around. Being single gives you time to be by yourself and with yourself. You get time to reflect, accept and let go. Simply being single allows you to be comfortable in your own skin.

2. You do what you want when you want.
When you are in a relationship, you're merging two lives which is not exactly sunshine and roses. When you are single, there is less stress about when and how you spend your time and money. You become a free spirit and can do anything you like without someone uncomfortably frowning.

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3. You are likely to excel in you career.
Staying single early in your career might be a wise decision, if you want to rise to higher ranks. Focusing on your career over a relationship early in life allows more energy and mental space for climbing the corporate ladder. This does not mean you'll never get married. Simply take time to set yourself up in you 20s and 30s.

4. You protect your heart.
While staying single will shield you from romantic heartbreak, it also might reduce a long term heart problem. Relationships have the good the bad and ugly side. A mixture of this could be very toxic. Staying away from relationships dramas until later, could save you from heart-related problems.

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