“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” John Mayer
How many times did you drop the idea of traveling to someplace just because you didn’t have anyone to travel with? You might have considered traveling solo but your fears have held you back. It’s almost normal to be afraid to travel alone.And when it’s your first time, it’s obvious.
Here are some reasons why you should travel alone at least once:
1. Traveling solo doesn’t mean you would be lonely, it means you would have complete freedom.
When you travel with others, there’s always some kind of settlement you have to do.But at the time of traveling alone, you get to do exactly what you want every time. You will have the flexibility to plan your entire trip the way you feel comfortable without having to worry about someone else’s desires.
2.You will gain confidence and never return the way you left
Traveling alone can certainly be scary. But, it renews your spirit in the most positive way. It changes your energy, your perspective of the world, the way you view others and the way you view yourself.
When you reach your destination, navigate the streets, find your hotel, make yourself understood despite a language barrier, and book a day tour all on your own in a foreign land, something starts to change.You suddenly realize you can do things on your own. When you accomplish the task, you become a bit more fearless and more confident in your abilities to figure things out on your own.
3.Leaving your comfort zone is good for you.
Traveling solo gives you the kind of healthy push you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You learn to embrace being around unfamiliar places, people and all of the challenges that will present itself on the road.
4.There’s so much to learn about the world.
Seeing and exploring some of the most beautiful places will leave you speechless. Experiencing different cultures and ways of life is a unique experience within itself.
5.Spending time alone helps you get to know yourself better.
The best relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself. Traveling solo gives you time to spend some quality time with yourself which is often missed in the day-to-day life.
Always remember that it’s okay to be afraid to travel alone. But don’t let that fear stop you from booking a ticket and traveling. There’s a big exciting world out there waiting to be explored. Start small to ease your way in.You’ll meet interesting people, you’ll have loads of flexibility, and best of all you’ll gain a huge amount of confidence.
Travelling is an addiction in and of itself. You will more than likely want to travel solo again.