The single life tends to be viewed as something that is negative, but in reality, living single symbolises freedom, independence and untapped potential for growth. In light of the recent Single’s Day, here are some ways our favourite celebs find meaning and happiness in singlehood
Celebrities are not only recognised for their professional endeavours, but they are also known for who they date. That said, not every famous star dates.
It might come as a surprise, but there are also many celebrities who do not need a relationship to be happy and fulfilled.
It takes a lot of confidence, strength and independence to admit that you enjoy time alone, that you aren’t interested to date (whether it’s right now or at all), that you don’t want a significant other, or that living the single life is what makes you truly happy.
The same can be said for the following celebrities that are vocal about the perks of not being in a relationship. Ahead, here are some ways these stars find meaning and happiness in singlehood. We’ll cheers to that.
Take a leaf out of Mandopop sensation Jolin Tsai’s book, she isn’t just adept at singing and dancing. She’s also a devoted cake decorator. In fact, she is so good at her craft, she even made a cake shaped like an Egyptian sarcophagus for Hollywood actor Tom Cruise when he made a stop in Taiwan to promote his film, The Mummy.
Home is where the heart is. Family keeps you grounded and focused on what matters. It’s not about the gifts or money, it can be something as simple as making a quick call on the weekend or message your dad asking how life is.
It’s lending a listening ear to your mum or updating her about your life. Your family will help you to feel calm and centered. In spite of her busy schedule, local starlet He Ying Ying makes sure to spend time caring for her loved ones.
As the old adage goes: Comparison is the thief of joy. Being single can sometimes bring out your jealousy and cause you to compare yourself to others.
Instead, take stock of what you have going for you and appreciate what you have right now – your friends, your hobbies, your health. You’ll see that you’re still more fortunate than many around you. “Doppelganger” star Rebecca Lim posted this snap to the gram and wrote this motivational caption, “Not where I want to be, yet. But at least, I’m not where I was.”
Want to stay out all night? Want to quit your job to see the world? Want to relocate to another country to take up a new job? You can!
When you’re married or involved in a serious relationship, it’s much more difficult to give up everything and go with your intuition; there’s another person you have to factor in when making major life decisions.
But when you’re single, you have the freedom to have fun without needing to put roots down. Take actress, director, producer, and now student baker at the Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School, Jeanette Aw for example.
Decorate your space however you like. Whether you live alone or with other people, spend some time setting up your space and make sure it speaks to your own style and taste.
It could be creating a bohemian sanctuary with tapestries, incense, candles and throw pillows, or if you like something more tidy, a minimalist space with nothing more than the bare essentials.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can kick off the process by creating a mood board. South Korean model Irene Kim recently shared on social media that she uses a mood board to get inspiration for the office and the direction of her eponymous fashion label.
You can visit photo sharing sites like Pinterest to select images that catch you eye and build up a picture of all the individual elements you love.
A good support system is crucial in making single life enjoyable. When we have trusty long-time friends to spend time with, we aren’t as motivated to meet new people out of our social circle.
Talk to co-workers, neighbours or that barista who has your order down to a tee. You might not end up making a new bestie, but having new acquaintances to talk to can broaden your ability to see from another perspective.