5 Reasons why solo travelling should be on your to-do list
Because you deserve it
Travelling solo can be rather daunting with all the what-ifs and endless possibilities. But there’s no denying that travelling does you more good, so we say, c’est la vie! If not now, then when?
If you’ve always wanted to travel solo but never had the chance to or simply have had some reservations about it, here are a few reasons why you should book that trip, stat.
It will change your perspective on life.
Our world and perspective are often influenced by who we spend our time with. We tend to create a space that’s comfortable and peaceful with our favourite people. When you travel alone, you’re more open to new experiences.
It gives you an opportunity to meet and build connections with new people from different cultures and backgrounds—expanding the four walls of the world you’ve built with their stories and fresh perspectives.
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You learn to love yourself.
There’s something so empowering about being content in your own solitude. When you spend a good amount of time on your own, you learn to appreciate it. The freedom that comes with solo travel tends to push you out of your comfort zone, ultimately helping you find out who you really are.
Taking that little break gives you space to think about what you really want in life or how you can show yourself a little more self-love. Getting lost in your thoughts does wonders!
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You learn to put yourself first.
No people-pleasing here! Sometimes it’s good to be selfish and with a trip that’s only catered to you, you’re bound to discover new things about yourself. Visiting local cafes, museums, and other attractions alone lets you take in the experience more fully and allows for little moments of introspection.
Maybe you’ll discover that one thing you’ve been avoiding because other people said so is something you actually like doing.
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You learn to be okay with the unexpected.
Because what is a missed call when compared to a missed flight? Routine is good, but sometimes it pushes you further into your box and doesn’t allow you to break away from it. The pressure and stress that comes with it can cause you more harm than good.
Travelling alone teaches you that the unexpected is part of life and that there’s only so much we can control. It teaches you how to take things—both the good and the bad—in stride, because it will all pass.
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Your confidence will bloom.
Taking yourself out of your comfort zone is undoubtedly terrifying, but it does wonders to your confidence. Figuring out the journey in a new place is not easy, but once you find your way, you’ll be more and more used to it. You’ll slowly find yourself thriving and overcoming obstacles easily.
The newfound skills and experience isn’t only a conversation starter, but a major confidence booster as well. What was there to be worried about?
There you have it, a few reasons on why solo travel should be the next thing you cross off your list. Trust us on this.
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