Do you have any unfulfilled dreams or goals, the ones you should have achieved before you got married? Do you have any regrets related to your single life?

I do. Well, maybe not regrets, more like a few messages I would gladly go back in time and tell my single self, so that poor, naive girl would not allow anyone to hurt or mistreat her.

I would also like to tell her that she will never be more careless than she is now. If I only knew it back then, maybe I would use that time better.

It’s too late for me now. Unfortunately, I can’t travel back to the past and change it, but maybe this can help you.

Yes, you, a beautiful and amazing single girl who is dreaming of wearing a white dress very soon.

Well, stop dreaming. You’re only wasting your time. Stand up and enjoy your single life. There are so many things you should do before you get married.

Embrace your single life and don’t waste a second of it because time flies so fast. If you don’t use that precious time well, you’ll definitely regret it one day.

You will never be perfect and that’s perfectly okay

pensive woman holding a dandelion looking at herself at the mirror

I was always trying to be the best at everything, so I could find someone who’d also be the best. I was trying to find the perfect man.

Well, that was a huge mistake.

There is no perfect person. You can neither find one nor can you become one, and that’s the truth. This delusion made me suffer a lot and miss many good people.

Enjoy every moment of your single life

young woman enjoying the view at Santorini Island in Greece wearing white bathing suit and hat

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock… The clock is clicking constantly and time is passing too fast.

Life is truly a speeding bullet. Before you know it, you find yourself married with kids, and just like that, everything changes in a second.

Of course, this is also a beautiful period of life, but it is definitely more challenging. Your single life is much more careless and that’s why you should embrace, use and enjoy every second of it.

Love yourself first

pretty young woman smiling and enjoying the sunset with the city as the background

Don’t ever love another human being more than you love yourself. That’s how you give them the power to control you and your life.

Also, if you love yourself, you’ll be aware of your self-worth, too, and you’ll never allow others to treat you any less than you deserve.

Self-love is much more important than you think. Anyone can come in and go out of your life, but you are the only constant in your life, the only one who was and will be there until the very end.

Taking care of your health must always be your priority

focused young woman in athletic wear jogging early in the moring along the bridge

The truth is that we all neglect health a little bit in our youth. We are always in a constant hurry, chasing our dreams and goals of our future, and we prioritize some other things ahead of our health.

The fact is that the best thing we can do for our future is to always prioritize taking care of your health, both mental and physical.

Always cherish everything you have

young woman cherished mature mother hugging her while both standing in the kitchen

It’s good to always strive for more in life, but you must also cherish and be thankful for everything you have in every moment.

Appreciate your time alone

woman reading book while bathing in a tub surrounded with candles

In our youth, we don’t like to be alone often because we feel too lonely in those moments. This is only because we aren’t aware of the importance of spending time alone occasionally.

Once you marry, especially when you have kids, you won’t have a lot of time for yourself and you’ll regret not enjoying that time when you were single. You’ll see, then you’ll be thankful for every minute of your ‘alone time’.

Keep an open mind

rear view of a caucasian woman scanning the horizion with a binocular from the bow of the boat

You’re so afraid to step out of your comfort zone from time to time. You don’t know what you are missing. Go, grab your life by the horns and explore it.

There are still so many things, new experiences and adventures waiting for you out there.

Don’t be cheap with yourself

young woman buying red shoes from a boutique

Buy those beautiful shoes you were looking at for so long, but you think they’re a little bit expensive. Stop overthinking it. Click that ‘buy’ button.

Treat yourself as much as you can. You can be cheap on so many other things, but don’t ever be cheap on yourself.

Once you marry and have kids, you’ll have many other obligations and then you’ll have to think hard before you buy something for yourself.

That’s why you should use your single life to treat yourself more often.

Stand by your principles

woman in smart casual dress standing with confidence with arms crossed and eyeglass in one hand

No matter what happens, no matter who tells you you’re wrong, you should stand by your beliefs and principles.

Never allow your partner to affect your opinion too much or make you change it. By doing so, you’re giving them the power to control you, and by giving them that power, you’re slowly losing your identity in the relationship.

Trust your intuition more often

hands on the chest of the woman while closing her eyes

There is something with women and their intuition and it’s almost never wrong. That’s why you should believe it more often.

Don’t silence that inner voice every time it’s telling you something about your partner.

You can’t change a person by loving them harder

pensive woman lying down in bed holding the smartphone

The truth is, no matter how much you try or how much you love someone, you will never be able to change that person.

A person can change only if they want to. Your love can be their motive, but that’s it. And, don’t even think about changing your partner because it would be a huge waste of your time.

Everything is temporary in life except true love

silent indifferent couple sitting on the sofa far from each other after an arguement

Your life will have ups and downs, and it’s the same with your relationship. The important thing is that you don’t give up after just one fight.

No matter how many times you fall, you must find a way to get up and continue fighting. Happiness and pain are both temporary just like everything else in our lives, everything except real love indeed.

Travel, travel, travel

young tourist woman standing in the middle of the old Lisbon Portugal road

Whenever you have a good opportunity to travel somewhere and visit a new place, use it. Meet new people, visit new places and meet different cultures.

You can’t be sure if you’ll be able to travel with your spouse or if they’ll like it, so use this chance before you have to beg someone to go with you, and travel as much as you can because that’s true wealth.