Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Solo travel is something that most of us are skeptical about.
Well it does sound fancy, but most of us are not sure if it really is fun plainly because we human beings are social animals and we cannot handle being alone.
But one thing we need to understand is that solo travelling does not make you feel alone, it just helps you open up to this whole new world out there and makes you become a BETTER, AWESOME version of yourself!
Here are 7 reasons why you should travel alone:
You don’t have to make plans and then cancel. This is the best thing about solo travel I'd say, there's absolutely no need to worry if your friends or partner doesn’t turn up. Well one thing I have realized is that, if you wait for others you will never go anywhere. So, please don’t let another hold you back from the places you want to explore or the cuisines you want to try out or the culture you want to experience.
It helps you overcome your fears. I know travelling alone is always a mixture of both positive and negative experiences since you have never done it before. I am sure feeling alone is a fear that tops the list, but trust me you will meet a lot of new people and make plenty of friends. As a solo traveler, you start being totally responsible for yourself and you inevitably end up discovering how capable you actually are! You are never alone when you travel.
It helps you build your self esteem and confidence. Yes travelling alone is such a good thing to do for your self esteem and confidence. You will be a whole new person radiating with confidence.
I love the feeling of being anonymous in a place I have never been before. The fact that no one around you really knows you and you can just be yourself without worrying about being judged.
It helps you get out of your comfort zone and become more experimental. So solo travelling not only pushes you off your comfort zone, but also pushes you off the zone of other expectations.
It helps you find purpose and experience the true sense of happiness. I know, this sounds very divine and everything, but solo travelling definitely makes you feel much happier and you realize that it’s not just because of the materialistic things around you but because of the experience you get every time you explore a new place.
You start loving yourself. Since you are travelling solo, you have to take care of yourself and learn to be happy with your own company. Well that’s how you learn the art of self love because you start giving importance to yourself.
So I hope this has given you interesting reasons to travel solo and if you guys have already traveled solo let me know your experiences in the comments below.
Until next time!
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