Solo travel can promote personal growth, self-discovery and development of independence and resilience. In my experience, it also offered me adventure, clarity, a deeper sense of purpose and more fulfilment in life.
I think it is important to know that the psychological benefits of solo travel can continue when you return home. You have already started to build confidence, self-reliance and trust in yourself, which can apply to your day to day life too. The problem-solving, decision making and social skills you have strengthened can be transferable to situations at work or in your relationships. When you feel anxious or out of your comfort zone you can reflect on how well you coped with this while solo travelling. The ability to tune in to self and recognise your own needs is essential in continuing to develop self-compassion, and can be fully embraced when you return to life back home.
In summary, going travelling makes anyone a more dynamic, open-minded and interesting person, however; doing this on your own can have even more benefits on your wellbeing, sense of self and in growing into the person you want to be.
I want to dedicate this article to myself for being brave enough to be me and embracing every opportunity to travel the world.
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