Solo travel can be a daunting experience. It can possibly be the first time that you have to rely on your own. There is nobody to take care of you. There is no one to make you food or take care of your bag. Even if unfortunately you are in a troublesome situation, like for example you fall ill, there will be no one to help you. You have to help yourself to get out of that situation.
But, still solo travel is one of the amazing things that we can experience in life. Why is that? Quite simply, because there is something completely different about facing challenges of your own. You live by your own rules, you set your own schedule, choose your own adventures, your own goals and you are solely responsible for whatever will happen to you. It allows you to discover yourself in great depth and have a very deep impact on your personality. So, let’s discuss some of the reasons that why solo-travel is so addictive?
1. You will learn leadership qualities
In the solo journey, you are on your own. There is nobody to guide you, no one to help you, no one to manage you. You are the producer, director and actor. Only you are the decision maker and the outcome of that decision, whether good or bad, you are the only one to face it. And, if the result is bad, you will obviously change your decision. This iterative decision making teaches you some valuable lessons of life and makes you a better decision maker and hence a good leader.
2. You will reinvent your personality
In your every day’s busy life, you may not get the time to discover your true potential and the things you really like and you are really good at. Or you are too shy to pick everyone’s slack like a serious academic, a computer whiz or a government job. But in the solo travel, the only being to impress is you. So, you can pick whatever you like. You have all the time to find out your strengths and weaknesses and reinvent the personality based on your strengths. You have the chance to reinvent your personality without any input or intervention from others or your past experiences.
3. You will adapt to change
Adaptation to change is one of the most important things to succeed in life. During the travel, as you go further, places will change, people will change and situations will change. You will have to deal with different people at different places in different situations which will teach you how to respond to a change. You will have to get out of your comfort zone, take decisions and try things that you never ever considered in your life. After this experience, I bet that comfort zone will be a thing of the past for you and you will feel comfortable in doing anything that’s necessary. In your professional life, it will help you to manage in case of a sudden change and you will have the ability to take difficult decision in case you fall into a sudden difficulty.