The start of the New Year can be somewhat of a downer if you’re lonely and looking for love. With the start of the Chinese New Year on February 3, however, maybe it’s time to stop sulking and start showing off how amazing you are -- single or not. In fact, the Year of the Rabbit is a perfect time to turn inward, pay attention to your own needs, and act with class and confidence. Here are three ways to embrace your autonomy this year and be single in style.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Toss off those self-defeating habits and try on some new, more affirming attitudes. Take action to try something different -- even if you end up failing. Since the New Year starts with a Tiger month, you’ve got the green light to be bold, active and adventurous.
Spend more time with other singles.
Sure, you adore your married best friends and happily attached co-workers, but do you have enough single friends in your life? It can be empowering to have other unattached gal pals to bond with when everyone else is having date night. In a Rabbit year, it’s important to keep your loved ones close. Make sure to seek out and nurture these friendships.
Do what you do.
You’ve heard this before, but it merits repeating: go live your life for you! One of the greatest things about being single is the freedom. After all, your married pals probably can’t skip town for the weekend or study abroad in Spain for the summer without factoring in a husband or boyfriend. This is the time to indulge your wildest dreams and guilty pleasures.
Above all, the Year of the Metal Rabbit calls us to create peace, nurture our bonds and tend to the important things in life. Since nothing is more important than you, give your single life some props and just be your fabulous self. The added bonus? No man can resist a confident, self-sufficient, optimistic woman.