Are you tired of making group plans which end up being cancelled because of other people being busy? Are you not able to find a time that suits all at once? Are you tired of other people’s tantrums on deciding for that “perfect plan”?
If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then solo travel is for you. Why not ditch the plan and set out on a solo adventure! Why not finally make a trip to that place you have longed to visit but not have been able to because you could not find company!
Wait, wait! Does the idea sound quite unusual or new to you? Or maybe you had thought of it but dismissed it considering the risk or because of the fear of boredom? Let me convince you that solo travel is the best kind of adventure. It helps you grow as a person and enhances your personality. I have listed below the top 7 reasons why you should experience the joy of solo travelling at least once in your life.
1. YOU CAN BE YOURSELF
Generally, when you go with someone, most of the times you might think, “Oh! What will my company think of me if I do this.” And half of your wishes remain unfulfilled because of this and you are not able to enjoy yourself fully. But when you are all by yourself, you don’t have to worry about anyone judging you. You can do whatever you feel like and be your real self. Since the other people around you don’t know you, it does not matter what they will think of you. What can be more comfortable than being yourself?!
2. NO TANTRUMS TO HANDLE
Mostly when you go with someone or in a group, you have to keep in mind the limitations and comfort of the other person as well. Many people have tantrums too, like how could you go when it is sunny outside, or the weather is too hot or too cold. Solo travel does not have to worry about such things. You can go to any place you wish to, any time you want, whether it is sunny outside or raining. You can explore freely without worrying about anything.
In the process of travelling solo, you get to discover more of yourself. You will inevitably have conversations with yourself while deciding for a place to go or while deciding which way to take. You become best friends with yourself and get some time to introspect and evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, etc. This leads to increased self-awareness and eventually development of a better perspective of life.
You have the freedom of going to any place you want, take your own sweet time. This is the freedom which only solo travel offers. You can make an instant plan or decide for a change in plan on the go. It’s just you and your heart. Go where the heart leads.
5. DEVELOPMENT OF STRONGER INSTINCTS
Since you have discovered more of yourself and learnt to follow your heart, you get better at trusting your instincts. More and more experimentation and exploration eventually results in them becoming stronger and clearer with each solo trip, and your decision making and problem solving abilities reach another level of excellence. There will be times when you lose your way. At that time your instincts will come to your rescue and lead you to your destination.
6. YOU BECOME MORE OBSERVANT AND AWARE
When you go in a group or with someone, you usually don’t observe your surroundings much. Most of your attention is on your company. However, while travelling solo, one develops awareness and an observant attitude towards the surroundings and you observe every detail.
7. INTERACT WITH THE LOCALS
When we go with someone, we tend to miss upon so many chances to make new friends while travelling. We don’t interact with strangers or the locals of that area. However, while solo travelling, one interacts with strangers on the way and locals. This gives a better feel of the place and the locals actually describe the place the way it is. This makes your trip even more satisfying and you feel like a part of the place instead of just another tourist.
Post by Disha Agrawal