You were born to thrive in every area of your life. If you were going to run the biggest race of your life you wouldn’t start physical training the day before – you’d start months or years in advance. The question is, why do we see our relationships any differently? Singleness can be the best time to grow and become the healthiest you can be.
It’s easy to think that as soon as you say “I do” the whole world will fall into place and any bad habits or patterns in your life will magically disappear. The problem is that in reality the very opposite can happen. Our behaviors and actions are magnified when we’re in a close relationship. Whether that relationship starts in 3 months or 3 years, we want to see you healthy and able to thrive. Nobody is perfect, but we all need to keep growing. Here are 2 steps to jumpstart your journey…
1. Become the best gift
A healthy you is the best gift you can give a future partner. We’re all on a journey and there are small ways that can make big difference in your future. It could be as simple as…
- Choosing to rest or work out more regularly
- Deciding to forgive that one tough person
- Showing more kindness and encouragement to your friends
- Tackling a negative habit or pattern you’ve been trying to ignore.
Health and the ability to thrive can look like a lot of different things. Start with one area you want to grow in and then make practical steps towards your goals. A healthy you is an attractive you.
2. Live Courageously
If fear about your future didn’t exist, what would your life look like? Where do you want to live? Do you want to get married? Have kids? What kind of difference do you want to make in people’s lives? These are important life shaping questions that many of us don’t ever stop to ask. The good news is, if you can think about these questions now, you can be intentional with your life choices and not just wait for life to happen to you. So take some time and prioritize your heart. Grab a piece of paper and pen and start seeing what comes out as you answer the questions! Be brave and say no to fear as you dream.
Change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes courage to live life to the fullest and not just let your future happen to you. You can thrive. You are worth it. We believe in you!