It can be daunting to consider travelling on your own. The trip might be boring or you feel like you might not be comfortable. This is far from the case. Travelling solo is something I encourage everyone to do at least once in their lifetime. Even if it’s just once, it’s a chance to experience something new and look inwards for a change.

When you’re alone abroad it’s impossible to isolate yourself or be anti-social. You need to interact with people daily for various reasons. Maybe to know what sight seeing opportunities are available or to let your accommodation know about any health issues you may have. If you’ve been experiencing a phase of being too introverted, then travelling alone breaks that barrier in an organic way. You will find yourself making new acquaintances that will make your travels worth the money and your time.

The sun does wonders for our mood. You want to enjoy the outdoors and feel free when the sun is shining. I travelled recently to Europe solo and I spent most of my time soaking up the sun and letting my thoughts just flow. I forgot about work and savoured the feeling of the moment in silence. I also had a beautiful environment to think about what moves I wanted to make when I arrived home. When the mind is relaxed and not overwhelmed, the productivity is phenomenal. For those that are working hard and need a new perspective on things, then travelling solo is a must!

Focus on yourself. Focus on your emotions; the thoughts that make you sad and the thoughts that make you happy. When you’re away from your usual fast paced life, it’s easier to deal with things you may have been putting off when it comes to you. Physically, mentally and emotionally, take the time to analyse yourself and see how you can be happier. Even if it’s a minor change, one step to happiness is always a success. The freedom of travelling has the ability to heal wounds and open eyes.

T K Williams-Nelson

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I'm Tannika. Author & Writer. Business Owner. Spoken Word Poet. As featured in The Kilburn & Brent Times, The Voice Newspaper, Brent Magazine, BBC and more. This is my space. I share my work, my experiences and things I find interesting. Shop my streetwear and crochet brands at my online boutique, Unique Boutique London, and my books: Tales of the Hood Underclass 7 Time is Money Available on my author website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other online book retailers. For enquiries:

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