Saying there is a penchant for solo travelling right now is a grave underestimation. Travelling by ourselves has never been more appealing. Not only because we don’t necessarily feel alone right now thanks to social media, but it’s the only way we can really get back in touch with who we are. Travelling by yourself is something that can be met with a raised eyebrow or two, but if you feel that you want to give it to go, but something is throwing you off, let’s look at how how it can reinvigorate your spirit.
That Freedom of Doing What You Want
You aren’t bound by a timetable. If you want to do something because it feels good, do it! If you don’t like the idea of sharing your holidays with others, you should go by yourself. The great thing is if you want to try something different, and you have the money, you can go for it. Booknsail yacht charter bookings is an option to try if you want to sail the coastline by yourself, enjoying the sensation of the sun on your face. Potentially, it would be something you’d think twice about doing with someone else, possibly due to finances, but if you want to explore a country through its coastline, why don’t you charter a boat? The freedom of doing what you want, when you want is a great way to release yourself from the burden of timetables.
Pushing Your Comfort Zone Out
We can rely on others too much, as such, we seldom develop our own resilience. Travelling by ourselves puts us in touch with potentially stressful situations. As soon as we learn how to handle them we are armed with those skills for life. It’s certainly a shock to the system when we head further out beyond our comfort zone, regardless of where we are. If you’re in a place where you don’t necessarily speak the language, you can learn a bit of the lingo to get you by, but you are pushing yourself into uncharted territories regardless.
You Appreciate Smaller Things
Having the opportunity to stop and observe someone tending to their sheep in Cornwall, or watching a couple in Tanzania communicate are little pieces of life that we would not necessarily notice if we were on a holiday chock-full of things to do. Appreciating the smaller things, as well as their cultural differences, gives us that ability to stop and be in the moment. We are constantly on the go, but if we want to be mindful and learn how to slow down, by just sitting down, at a cafe somewhere and watching the people go by, gives you that chance to understand the minutiae of life.
It Makes You Realise What You Want
That ability to stop and meditate isn’t just something that apps like Headspace can provide; travelling is one of the greatest tools to mindfulness. Not only this, but it makes you start to realise what is important to you. Usually, we go through big crises in life, and only then do things come into focus. By going to a far-flung place all by yourself, you can start to strip away all of the important things.
It’s something we all need to do, and if we feel that our spirit needs reinvigorating, travelling is one of the best cures.
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