Travelling solo might be one of the scariest things you have ever done, but it will most likely be one of the best things you will ever do. By going completely on your own on a holiday, or a Bali yoga retreat will not only change you, it could also change your entire life. We have listed some reasons why we think you should travel solo at least once in your lifetime.
1. Hang out with yourself
In our busy lives, we have very little time on our own, when we just spend time with ourselves and our thoughts. Being away from friends and family forces us to just be. When you are forced to hang out with new people, try new activities, and adapt to a new culture, you will learn more about yourself. You also learn how to reconnect with things you appreciate about yourself, and what you want to work on. Spending much time alone gives you the chance to be on your own agenda and just do things that you want to do.
2. Meet new people
While travelling solo, you will meet many new people. The people you meet while travelling often inspire you to change in some ways. This is such an amazing realisation. Connecting with people from all over the world, from different cultures, and from different social classes, allows us to see things differently. This is how you grow as a person. We don’t know why, but we find it easier to open up and be ourselves with people we meet through travel. Maybe it is because you have an incredible passion in common – exploring the world.
3. Expand your horizons
Travelling solo will challenge you in many ways, and you will learn how to tackle these difficulties. You are also forced to knock down your boundaries and challenge yourself. This is the perfect time to try something new. Go horse riding or surfing, or practice yoga at a Bali yoga retreat.
4. Evaluate your next steps
While travelling, we have time to reevaluate what truly matters to us. We can ask ourselves questions like if we are happy in life, in our relationships, or at work. And if we’re not – why? Many people actually turn home after their travels wanting to quit their jobs, leave destructive relationships or just pack their belongings and decide to continue travelling.
5. Create new healthy habits
Travelling solo give us time to value ourselves and become more committed to look after ourselves. In fact, it requires us to forge a trusting relationship with ourselves and it inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. You gain so many insights about things and become grateful for all that we are, what we get the chance to explore, but most importantly of all – what we have. Travelling makes us realise how lucky we are to be able to do what we are doing, and appreciate what we have back home – things that we took for granted before.
If you are considering travelling solo – do it! We can promise you, you won’t regret it. The Palm Tree House is the perfect place for you to enjoy your solo travel experience. The Bali luxury retreat offers beautiful accommodation, luxury packages, but also the freedom to just be. If you like to surf, the surf retreat Bali offers a top class package. You can also practice yoga with other women at the women’s retreat Bali.