This is a post which honestly only those who have actually travelled solo will be able to relate to. If you haven’t, don’t even bother reading beyond this line, it’s a pure waste of your time.
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Life is short
Only when you actually travel, you’ll understand that life is actually very short. But we are so stuck up with the routine that we have forgotten how to actually live. Life isn’t meant to be spent in clubs, five stars and saving for a car.
Solo = A lot more ME time needed!
Yes, like the line above says, you’ll understand how important it is just to be alone. Trust me when we say this, you’ll start to love the fact that the more you travel, the more independent and responsible you’ll get. After a couple of solo trips, you’ll find the norms in the city very hard to deal with.
Life needs to be more productive
Whether it’s at work, home or in your own personal mental or physical well being. There is definitely some area which needs either urgent help, minor fine-tuning or life-altering and that’s the one sole hope we leave our comfort zone for. But it’s during that time away from the routine when you need to sit and chart out a concrete plan with a pen and paper of how it will translate over the course of time till your next evaluation, when you travel solo again.
The satisfaction of not canning the plan
No matter who you are, if you are a solo backpacker, you know it’s a million thoughts that go on in your head before you head out alone. At various steps, your mind keeps playing games of how the place might not be safe with the people being a bit unhostile, lack of proper network and so on. The good thing about travelling solo is you make friends from the time you walk out of your house with the backpack.
It’s like a transformation in the mind and as the journey goes on you’ll come to realise how wrong you were about the place at every single step of the way. Always remember when you go as a backpacker, you go as a common man looking to experience their life and not a tourist looking to be shown what they are missing out in life.
All the planning and thinking on the trip about being productive in routine life is now in doubt for most. It’s hard to come back to city life and keep those promises of going to the gym, learning to cook, or learning something new. The problem isn’t because we aren’t able to get it done or don’t have the time, it’s more to do with time management. It’s all about sitting down and forming a time table and then sticking to it.
The art of letting go
- This is easily, the most painful part of the post-trip hangover. While on your break or holiday, a lot of things are assessed and with self-assessment comes leaving the past baggage behind. Be it a family fight where in you’re not talking to your mother or bother, it’s time to bury the hatchet, say sorry and start life again. Because at the end of the day, life is short, you never know when it’s your last goodbye.
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