Travelling is not about getting away from who we are or what we do.Its more about discovering yourself. Reconnecting with our lost selves.
Travelling alone gives you all the time and space you need to do so.Something all of us should definitely do.
A few of the things that could happen to you if and when you plan your must do travel.
1. Get to meet exciting new people on the way.
When travelling with friends or with family you generally tend to keep to yourselves. You don’t give a chance to meeting new people.Travelling solo can prove to be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do because of the great people you’ll meet.
It’s easier to make friends with the locals with great opportunities to interact with the locals on a personal level.
On the road,all alone you will be much more eager to meet travel buddies, team up with other travelers and generally reach out more in order to socialize.
2. Experience the overwhelming sense of absolute freedom.
When you travel on your own and you start meeting people and making awesome friends, you’ll probably team up with travel buddies and end up expanding your travel plans. You’ll probably change your plans once you hear about that amazing waterfall, that incredible desert beach, the opportunity to bungee jump from a high bridge, or taste a special delicacy you’ll only find off the beaten track.
You will be far more flexible than non-solo travelers, and may find it easier to cope with unexpected setbacks and complications. There’s nobody to blame you for your own gaffes, after all!
When you’re traveling, you’re open to change and you’ll welcome it with open arms. The great thing is that you don’t have to fit into a group’s agenda, give explanations or disappoint anyone, you can follow your rhythm, desires and move like the wind.
3.Gain confidence when you travel alone
This is a big one, especially if it’s your first solo experience.We always have a little voice inside our heads, asking: “What if something goes wrong?” “What if you get into trouble?” This is normal and perfectly human; fear exists for our own protection and boosts our awareness. But we shouldn’t let it control our lives.
Safety can be a great comfort, but common sense is the key. Read and research a lot before you travel, check out hostel reviews, and research feedback from other travelers in forums and blogs. Respect the local culture and I guarantee you’ll be fine.
4. Take the time to nurture yourself.
If you have a stressful life back home, either studying hard or working too much, traveling on your own can be the time to take some time off and nurture yourself.
Whether you’re a backpacker traveling cheap or if the sky is the limit as far as your budget goes, you can use this time to pamper yourself. Indulge in rich and delicious local meals which will boost your energy and health, take long walks on the beach by sunrise, or get a massage. Do some yoga and relax a lot. Enjoy all the wonderful things you deserve, and understand that happiness is a birth right, not a privilege.
5. Take the time off to recreate yourself and be who you want to be.
While traveling solo, you can leave your grumpy, tired old self behind and start to be a new you. Explore parts of your personality you are not very comfortable or familiar with. When on the road, you might be challenged by unexpected factors and be positively surprised how well you respond to them. Empower yourself by unleashing the wonderful, irresistible and intelligent person you are, but whom you’ve neglected in your everyday routine.
6. Finally take time off to leave everything else behind.
Just disconnect from the world for a while. Turn off your mobile, “forget” to check you emails for a few days… don’t think about the bills, the responsibilities, the duties and problems. Leave them behind.Discover yourself, feel free, you deserve this for yourself!
Some of the most intense creative times or the ones where we find the solutions for all our problems are actually the moments when we disconnect and stop worrying.
Sometimes our brains need to get rid of old thoughts in order to be able to create space for new ones, better ones. So just disconnect yourself from everything and you might be amazed by how fresh you’ll feel once you get back home.
All the best.