All this extra time during quarantine has allowed so many of us to think about what really makes us happy in life. For so many of us, it’s traveling! And hopefully other things seeing as how we can’t really travel at the moment..we digress.
This post is all about making more of that time to yourself and feeling more of that invigorating self-reflective feeling through solo travel. It’s an intimidating thing to actually consider making happen, but it can also be one of the most life-changing decisions you’ll ever make. We’re breaking down some of the most beneficial reasons to enlighten yourself to solo travel.
THE ALONE TIME YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED
Taking a solo trip forces you to take time to yourself-time that you’ll most likely find was much needed! It helps you escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and allows you take a step back to just breathe with yourself. Regardless of how long your solo vacation is, the days you spend with yourself will have you re-discovering so many things about you that you may have never known! It’s so worth taking that scary leap of faith.
MEET NEW PEOPLE
When you’re in a foreign environment by yourself, you’ll feel more motivated to interact with other people you never would have had to chance to meet otherwise. Think about all the stories you’ll hear and possible friendships you make!
GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
The self-growth that comes from solo travel is insane! There’s no other feeling like realizing your potential and doing something so scary and overcoming that fear. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is extremely hard for so many of us, but embracing the experience will gain you so much self-confidence that you’ll want to do it again and again.
EXPERIENCE BEING UNAPOLOGETICALLY SELFISH
Most of us live our lives trying to be as selfLESS as possible, which is great! Nobody likes a selfish person. However in this instance, you’re allowed to be completely and unapologetically selfish and it will feel so great! A solo trip is all about you! You make the rules, you choose the schedule, you go where you want and you get to take all of that back with you. It’s a much needed form of self-care that you shouldn’t and won’t feel guilty about.
This is the summary of solo travel. Most people choose to travel alone for this reason and it always works. A solo trip gives you answers you never knew you needed(are we getting too “woo woo” on you guys?) OKAY SORRY but seriously, if you haven’t had the opportunity to treat yourself to a solo trip, do it! You will return refreshed, motivated, proud of yourself and most importantly, so much stronger and wiser.