Why Wellness Holidays Are Perfect For Solo Travellers
Travelling solo can seem like a daunting prospect for many. However, an increasing number of travellers, especially wellness travellers are deciding to go at it alone. Solo travel can be a highly rewarding experience for so many reasons and so should be on everyone's bucket list. Whether you are seeking a quiet retreat to calm your mind or an adventure filled with new experiences, we have put together some of the many reasons on why a wellness holiday is perfect for the solo traveller.
Encourages Personal Growth
Attending a wellness holiday solo can challenge your comfort zone in such a way that it inspires you to be more confident and so encourages growth. When you begin this journey alone, you may feel apprehensive of exploring the unknown as this is not within the bounds of your normal habits. However, facing all of these emotions will provide you with the opportunity for substantial growth and greater self-confidence. This new-found freedom and independence will give you the opportunity to explore your own wants and needs without having boundaries you may have when travelling in a group. Perhaps you would like to spend more time on yoga one day. Or, perhaps you change your mind at the last minute and decide you would rather practice your meditation instead. Without having to compete with others needs you can use your free time in whatever way you wish.
Connect with Like-Minded People
Another invaluable advantage of attending a retreat solo is that you have the ability to form genuine connections with like-minded people. Many retreats encourage people with shared values, interests and passions to connect by creating communal spaces. This may be a group discussion in a mindfulness session or by facilitating a communal eating area, like Kamalaya which has a 'community table' where guests can come together to dine. These retreats allow people to form meaningful relationships that can last a lifetime. When attending a retreat alone you may be more open and receptive to your surroundings - including others around you. If you embrace the experience, community, teachers, and fellow attendees with a greater degree of openness, you will get so much more out of your time away from normal life.
Personalized Guidance from Trained Professionals
Another benefit of going on a wellness holiday solo is you have the ability to form personal connections with the masters and trained professionals within the wellness community. Depending on the retreat you choose, you have the ability to work closely with the master educators on your personal desires and goals. Focus, with the help of a trained professional on developing daily habits, rituals and techniques that are customised to your journey.
Gain a New Perspective
Without being bombarded by the insights of others, by travelling solo you may gain a new perspective onto your relationship with yourself and the people around you. Being left with your own thoughts can increase the chances of you rebooting your mindset, leading to a more positive attitude in your day-to-day life at home and work. Perhaps you will discover that you enjoy spending time in solitude with your own thought as you reap the benefits.
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