9 Things To Do When You're Taking A Break From Dating

Sometimes you just need to take a break from dating. Maybe it's because you've realized you haven't seen your friends in a million years or you really want to focus on you — or maybe you just really aren't enjoy it anymore. Dating burnout happens and when it does, it's so important that you take a breather.

Whatever the motivation behind it, there are a lot of benefits to a dating detox. “Breaks are helpful when you're dating to give you the chance to take a step back and reevaluate," life coach, Carmen Parks tells Bustle. "Maybe you started dating with one goal or purpose in mind but when you take a break you realize that some things have changed. For example, life perspectives, life goals, career goals etc. may have changed. Taking a break gives you time to reevaluate and determine what you really want now, which could be different than what you thought you wanted one, two or five even years ago.”

And while you're taking this break to clear your head and figure out what you actually want, you can use this newfound time to the fullest. You want to focus on activities that are going to make you feel good and take care of yourself, but also ones that are going to get you back in touch with what you love.

So here are some great ways to spend your free time, because you've earned it: