1. Builds Confidence
Taking a trip by yourself gives you the strength and forces you out of your comfort zone. Once you realize that you are in charge of what you are doing, you sense a freedom deep down within you.
2. Opportunity to meet new people
There are a million and 1 people out in this world, and chances are you met just a handful in your life. Traveling and taking the time to chat with the people around you will connect you with not only yourself, but with people who could potentially be your best friends for life.
3. Expands your mindset
When you are doing the same thing over and over again, your mind becomes stiff and restricted. Experiences new things over and over again is the way that we were meant to live our lives, and traveling expands the mind like no other.
4. Makes you grateful
With everything going on in this world, you HAVE to be grateful for what you have. When you start to rely on yourself and your own willpower, you start to be thankful for your intelligence and lessons learned along the way.
5. Freedom to create your own itinerary
This one is always a favorite of mine. Traveling by yourself, you choose everything that is on your wishlist. You wake up and you decide what you are doing that day, it’s liberating to know that the day is open and inviting you to choose what’s best for you.
6. Gives you reflection time
Being by yourself gives you the time to look at yourself in a different light. No one is more in touch with your inner being than you, so when you are able to sit, breathe in and relax you can find something that you haven’t had to time to concentrate on before.
7. Shows you who you really are
Faced with stepping outside your comfort zone, or making a decision that you wouldn’t have been faced with if you were with someone else, it shows you that you are very well capable of taking care of you.
8. Opens up your heart and eye chakras
People tend to be stuck in a bubble, their own little worlds; traveling solo opens up your third eye, and heart to many new things. New things grant you permission to give yourself to constantly be curious and look for more out of life.
9. Find out what you really enjoy with no interruptions
With no other opinions, thoughts, or wants; you are able to find out what truly sets your soul on fire. You do what you want, when you want, and it opens up the doors to find out what truly makes you happy.
10. Grow into your true self
With all of these magical things that come with traveling solo, you abandon any fears or self-doubt within yourself. Opening up the doors to the universe that you are willing to live the life you were destined to live. When you give the universe the chance to help you through life, it gives back tenfold. Trust within it and you will trust yourself.
When’s the last time you took a break to be with yourself? To take in your surroundings and appreciate who you really are? Solo trips give you that time and space to find out more about you and your mind. Confidence and mindfulness come from stepping out of your comfort zone, and trying new things. So next time you are in need of some much-needed self-care, take a little trip and start trusting in yourself to create your own happiness; you never know what the world is waiting to show you.
Brittany is the founder of Lazuli, a holistic lifestyle brand that has the mission to empower women in many ways. By create conversations and building trust within ourselves to be who we really are, Lazuli is a sacred place to nurture your mind, body and soul.