This Is The Sign You’re Looking For To Book That Solo Trip

If you were looking for a sign to book that solo trip, this is it.

Here are 10 reasons why you should go on one at least once in your lifetime:

1. YOU LEARN TO STOP WAITING FOR OTHERS 

If you have ever pictured yourself living a version of life where you stop waiting for others to do all the things that you have ever dreamed of doing or going to all the places you have ever wanted to go, this would be a great place to start. 

Deciding to go on a solo trip is a good way of allowing your mind and body to start accepting the simple fact that the world is your oyster and your opportunities are limitless. You can do anything in this life that you set your mind to and you do not have to wait for permission or validation from anyone else to do so. 

2. TO PUSH YOURSELF OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE 

When was the last time you did something that scared you? That truly made you stop in your tracks and think, ‘I can’t do this’? 

As crazy as it sounds, the more of these moments in life you encounter, the better. Every time you feel that fear and do it anyway, you expand the territories of your comfort zone. Before you know it, mountains become molehills and all the impossible suddenly seems possible. 

3. TO DO SOMETHING YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR 

Not only do you expand your comfort zone, you give your future self a gift in the form of the person that you become. It is a journey filled with endless room for growth and character development. 

Then one day, there will be some obstacle in the way that requires a new level of strength and determination from you. Where better to look than internally to draw your inner strength from than the version of yourself that embodies unparalleled levels of courage, strength, and all else you may have once only dreamed of becoming? If you could do it once, you could do it again. And again and again.

4. TO FIND INSPIRATION 

You should go on a solo trip when you feel like you’ve hit a wall. When the dots no longer seem to be connecting and the floods of creativity seem to have run dry. There is something about being in new surroundings without the safety net of familiarity that forces your mind to work in overdrive. You should do new and exciting things to think about new and exciting things accordingly. If we draw our inspiration from what we see and feel around us, you should go on a solo trip if you want to see and feel things like you have never done before.

5. WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO 

You should go on a solo trip not only when you are in search of new ideas and inspiration, but also when you don’t even know what you are searching for. When you don’t have a next move. When you haven’t hit a wall but are at a crossroads; the paths seem to be endless, and you don’t know which way to go. This is the perfect time to press pause and sit with yourself. When you are not in need of new thoughts and ideas but just need enough peace and quiet to hear the sound of your own voice and all the thoughts that already existed but have been suffocated by the ongoing noise of life itself.

6. DURING PERIODS OF TRANSITION 

Sometimes life will bring you to your knees. 

There will be seasons where you have to grieve the losses of relationships that didn’t work, friendships that fell apart, dreams that never came to pass, missed opportunities, and all other events that leave a hole in your heart. In these moments, a solo trip is quite the recipe for reflecting, recharging, and resetting; to unpacking and deciding what to leave behind and what to take with you for the road ahead. 

You arrive at your destination one way and you hold your hands through the adventure and walk yourself out the other end—this time, with a whole new frame of mind, ready to take on the new season of your life.

7. WHEN LEARNING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR SOLITUDE 

You will come to find that if or when you ever, thereafter, find yourself in spaces you don’t feel comfortable in, you will no longer have any desire to be there. The idea of being by yourself is no longer a horrifying thought but rather a place where great solace can be found in. You will never want to be in places that threaten the peace that you have found at home within yourself. 

There is something about being your own tour guide, time keeper, airport organiser and dinner decider-er that will give you the power of ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘I don’t want to’ like never before. Getting dolled up to the nines to take yourselves on dates and realizing it’s all for yourself will give you a new sense of freedom that you could only dream about.

8. TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD AGAIN

Tourist mode. Eyes wide open. What it is to stop, stare, and marvel at something bigger and beautiful than life as you may have previously known it to be. These are the moments that remain etched in our brains for life in our memory museums. You are forced to interact with strangers and connect with other solo travelers, to hear the stories about the paths they have walked that have brought them to you in that very moment. Soak it all up in the quiet moments as a reminder of all the beauty that still exists in the world and in humanity.

9. TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW 

You should go on a solo trip once in your lifetime because you should aim to never stop learning. You are guaranteed to learn so much about yourself, and life, and the place that you’re in—the food, the culture and so much more. Lessons that you don’t even mean to learn will find you because you are well positioned to receive them. And I promise you that you will not come back the same.

10. BECAUSE IT IS STILL A HOLIDAY

And who doesn’t love a holiday!

In some ways, that place—whichever magical destination you choose to go to—will become like a sanctuary to you. You will go back to it many times, whether just in your mind or by physically returning there. It will always be special to you and the experience of your first solo trip is one that you will carry on your heart with you forever. 

So, if you were looking for a sign to book a solo trip, this is it. Book that trip. 

Give yourself something to look forward to. Save every last coin, have a countdown calendar, create a trip bucket list—memories that will one day give your heart pure joy when you are old and grey reminiscing on the glory days of the life you lived. 

Remember to always be alert, stay safe, and do your very best to take good care of yourself.