Whether it’s a breakup, loss, life changing career move or you just simply need a shift, solo travel will evolve you in ways you never knew existed. For any of you who may feel uncomfortable even sitting alone to eat, taking a trip by yourself might seem daunting. It's a scary thought to go somewhere foreign without anyone holding your hand. Scary, nerve-wracking, but also one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have in this life. If you’ve been thinking about venturing off alone but are still indecisive or nervous, here are our top 6 reasons why you should travel solo at least once in your lifetime.
1. Redefine Yourself
Solo travel is an opportunity to define and recreate yourself. Venturing out alone pushes your comfort zones, discovers part of you you never knew existed and changes your perspective of the world, others and yourself.
2. Be Independent
You get to be selfish - in a good way! This trip is all about you and the opportunity to treat yo' self when we tend to put our loved ones first. On this trip, you get heaps of alone time, you get to control your itinerary, and there's no need to compromise. You have time to do only and all the things that rock your socks!
3. Cultivate Clarity
Solo travel cultivates clarity. You get super clear about what's important in life and specifically what's important in your life. You’ll travel to explore the unknown, and along the way, you’ll find you.
4. Gain Confidence
A lack of self-confidence can result in indecisiveness, always seeking reconfirmation in others, and never following your own path. Conquering solo travel and challenges on your own will leave you walking to the beat of your own drum with the only validation you ever need - your own!
5. Learn To Enjoy Your Own Company
Some people have an innate aversion to being alone, but give yourself time to fall in love with you! Because the most exciting, challenging, significant and long lasting relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself. This is the one person you'll definitely be spending the rest of your life with. So learn to love the hell out of her/him.
6. Gratitude Beyond Words
After you’ve camped in nature, travelled to a third world country or lived off 2 minute noodles for days because you can’t access your bank funds, you will soon learn to appreciate the small things in life. Access to clean water, a roof over your head, food, cleanliness – whatever it is! These are the few simple things you need, anything else is just a blessing to be thankful for.