There's no better time to embrace a new relationship status than at the beginning of a new decade. Hindsight may be 20/20, but if you're fresh out of a relationship, 2020 shouldn't be spent dwelling on the past. And though you may be tempted to get right back in the saddle (i.e., get right back on the dating apps), it's possible you just want to do you for a while. Are you looking for an exclusive relationship with yourself right now? Then I have some mantras to recite if you're newly single in 2020 to remind you that riding solo is actually pretty rad.
You might have some friends attempting to set you up on dates. Your parents might remind you that you'll find someone new. You may even subscribe to the idea that taking time off from dating is admitting defeat. But here's the thing: Being single isn't the same as being sick, and finding a new partner isn't a cure. While I don't agree with the idea that you have to love yourself in order to be worthy of someone else's love, I do believe in the importance of self-love. Here are some powerful mantras that will remind you to put yourself first in 2020.