Any form of wandering around this beautiful planet will bring changes and improvement to the lives of those with restless feet, but there’s something special about solo adventures.
Do you ever feel the urge of getting up randomly someday, packing up and heading somewhere, directionless but with a purpose in mind?
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That purpose is what drives you to take up these adventures where you learn to explore, comprehend your mistakes and learn from them. The urge is not limited to exploring but understanding life lessons from various situations and circumstances.
Traveling which once meant exploring different countries, cities, places now resume the quest of exploring your soul and the purpose of your life.
Difference between group travelling and solo travelling:
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There is a huge difference between solo traveling and group traveling. Both forms have their very own pros and cons. Without getting into the debate of which one is better, let’s analyze both the forms without having prejudice in mind.
Group and solo traveling, as challenging as they seem are quite feasible. Each form has its own uniqueness. While group traveling is more of team efforts, solo traveling requires consciousness and individual qualities.
Introduction to solo travelling:
Traveling by yourself means not being able to rely on anyone else to get the most out of your trips. Solo traveling is very challenging but at the same time, it has a lot to offer. It means you are left to navigate your place in the world, to embrace or shun the ever-changing call of the wild.
Solo travelers are spiritually enlightened, acknowledged and very conscious of their environment. They like adventures and adventures teach them the values of life.
Here are some of the benefits of solo travelling:
1) It makes you individualistic in nature.
The sole basis of solo traveling revolves around you. You are the center of the travels and you are the center of your own life, that’s how solo traveling works.
When one is traveling alone, one may have mixed emotions about homesickness, confusion, anxiety in new settings, etc. but during such times a traveler will also calm himself down, analyze his thoughts and carry on with his adventures. Adventures never stop.
They never cease to exist. It depends on the person to how much pressure he can handle being alone.
2) Creativity is a need.
When a person travels alone, his creative brain works ten times faster than it usually does. You are most creative when you are alone and are surrounded by natures’ prestige heritage.
You will ignite your creative senses and spark your internal creativity. Also, notice that when a person travels alone, he/she feels content and happy which in turn leads to creativity.
3) It helps you in problem-solving.
Another thing that you will learn when you travel alone is that solo traveling will force you to solve problems.
As there is no one to your rescue and no company, you’ll be forced to do things on your own. You must solve your own problems and get solutions to your crisis. No one will come to your help.
4) It makes you independent.
Another thing that is deep-rooted in you when you travel alone is the sense of self-dependency and determination. You trust yourself and you realize that you must be dependent on yourself and not others.
5) Detoxifies you.
Solo travel also helps you leave the screens behind and experience the world with your senses rather than clicks which acts as a detox for many people. This detox will slowly become your passion and you will forget your screens forever.
6) You tend to be yourself and love your company.
When you’re by yourself for most of the day and night you apprehend to be comfortable in your own skin and in your own mind and senses. The feeling of loneliness fades away as time passes by and you feel more and more comfortable spending time with yourself.
After a certain time, this will give you peace and joy and you will be detached from the materialistic world full of greed and jealousy. Also, when you’re all by yourself, you learn to push yourself to the limits. You tend to cross boundaries which in real life seemed too hard to overcome. You go to extremes for survival because again, no one comes to your help.
7) Boosts your self-esteem.
You become more opinionated as you’ll have experienced so much without others’ influence and views impacting your own. It will help you to build your decision-making skills and make you independent. With this, you also learn to value yourself.
Your self-esteem and self-awareness will skyrocket, and you will be able to explain you’re true sense. Your passions and emotions will ooze out and you will have the correct sense of yourself.
8) It makes you an empathetic person.
When we travel alone, we learn to empathize. It will increase your compassion and solo traveling will surely broaden your perspective and the way you look at things. It will change your mindset and every trip that you take will update and change a few of your perspectives.
Your perceptions of self and the environment will strengthen, and you will be able to come to conclusions to a lot of things easily.
9) You learn the values of discipline and perfection.
Discipline becomes essential. It becomes your motto to become disciplined and perfect at whatever you’re doing. It forces you to hustle. It gives you the motivation to go on and on. It makes you way more flexible and questions your routine.
There is no fixed routine when it comes to solo traveling. Everything works according to you and you have the right to decide whatever is easiest for you.
10) Challenges in your comfort zone.
Solo traveling will always challenge your comfort zone. So, if you are someone who loves the company and is very dependent and finds comfort in traveling with all things in place, solo traveling is not for you.
It will demolish your comfort zone and you will be placed in situations that you would have never imagined.
11) Questions about your strengths and weaknesses.
The concept of living in the comfort zone fades when you are traveling alone. You will also have to face your weaknesses. You’ve to be strong enough to come face to face with your weakness, tackle it and come out of it.
Solo traveling will never bring you comfort but it will challenge your difficulties and weaknesses. If you can survive, well you’ve found your home- Solo traveling is the best for you!