JAKARTA, NNC - Being single turned out to have diverse benefits. Therefore, for those of you who until now remain single do not be discouraged.
The benefits among others are obtained from the amount of time you spent on yourself. Those who choose to be single not only are able to accept the solitude, but also benefit from it.
As reported by The Independent, a University of California psychologist Santa Barbara, Bella DePaulo, often campaigns the beauty of single life. Bella is often invited to various events in many countries. Even so, Bella is also often criticized for her single life campaign.
Some research even shows that being single is actually fine, even there are some benefits. What are they? Check out the following:
1. Having more productive life
How come it is more productive? Because, there is an added freedom so that it has impact on a higher level of creativity. A psychotherapist named Amy Morin reveals that spending time alone can help people become more productive.
Meanwhile, according to Bella, single people tend to have a stronger sense of resolution and experience growth and psychological development better than those who have been married.
However, she also admitted that research on the benefits of single life is still small. Of the various studies, mostly singles' life only becomes a comparison to married people's life.
2. Having stronger social networks
Single people do not only interact frequently with their social networks, but also tend to give and receive help from others more than married people.
The conclusion was embodied in a research conducted in 2015. At that time social scientists named Natalia Sarkisian and Naomi Gerstel began to explore how human relationships with relatives, neighbors and friends which occur among married and single adults in US.
The results remain the same even if researchers take into account other factors such as race, gender and income levels. In other words, researchers say that living without a partner can improve the social relations of both women and men.
3. Having a fitter body
In a survey where over 13,000 people, aged between 18 and 64, have participated, researchers found that those who are single often exercise more than their married and divorced counterparts. No wonder the bodies of those that survive by being single are fitter.
Meanwhile research results in 2015 in the journal Social Science and Medicine found that single people have a body mass index (BMI) which is slightly lower than those who have been married. The higher the BMI, the fatter the body is.
So, for those of you who until now remain having single status, do not be discouraged. There are many benefits and advantages you can get from your solitude status.