Once upon a time on my day off work I stayed in bed for 12hrs and watched continuous Netflix. It’s sad to say but it was awesome!
After relating to a witty read on Catalogue Magazine, the “2015 Guide to Being Single”, many points were made that stuck by me, including the day where I over-binged on TV shows. You can read the article yourself by clicking on the link but here are some of the points that have really resonated with me:
- Don’t fill any voids with a new-found hobby – Speaking for myself, I use to lavish in the idea of storing my problems away by keeping myself busy with new projects. As a result I ended up with a pile of unfinished assignments that lacked interest and another pile of suppressed emotions. If you want to grow a herb garden or learn how to play a new instrument, do it because you really want to and not because there’s something missing from your life.
- Tinder has a VIP spot in the 21st century. Embrace the fact that you can pick out who you can talk to by judging how they look or what few sentences they can string together in their bio. The real detail is that hundreds of people in your city use the app and if you’re after some company or entertainment, Tinder’s the community. As well as my fair share of disastrous Tinder experiences, I have met some genuine and awesome people too! Trust me, Tinder makes for some funny stories.
- Netflix! Now this point refers back to why I’m writing this piece. I remember a few years ago when I was part of a thing called “a long-term relationship”; one of the things we would always do together is follow TV series and more often than not in the week, stay in and watch movies. This is what makes it even more valid, if you want to stay in bed alone and watch endless TV all day – I say, why the hell not! Whether you’re single or taken, it’s your life, your hours, and your minutes.
Everyone has their own perspective of what a successful life looks like and with the ample flow of social media these days; everyone has their chance to voice what they think makes a good life. It is so very important that as well as keeping an open mind that we have our own set of rules. Because that is the secret to true happiness, by taking each day with our own hands and doing whatever makes us happy!