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5 Things You Must Do On Your Next Solo Trip

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Traveling solo is a great way to reconnect with yourself and plan a getaway tailored to your specific needs and wants. No waiting on other people, accommodating schedules, or making sacrifices for the good of the group. It’s all about you. And here are a few things you must do to enjoy every minute.

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Set The Guilt Aside

Whether it’s guilt for leaving the kids or your partner at home or maybe for spending money on yourself, let it go. Set the guilt aside and remind yourself that time alone and away from your loved ones makes you a better mom, partner, employee, friend, and so much more. Self-care is not an indulgence, it’s a necessity for your overall wellbeing.

Try Something New

Maybe the solo trip alone is your way of stepping outside of your comfort zone, but doing something new is a great way to build confidence, surprise yourself, and who knows, you might find a new hobby that you can take back with you. So, whether it’s taking a cooking class, zip-lining, or just reading a new book, commit to trying at least one new thing on your trip.

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Be In The Moment

It’s a harsh reality, but vacations are only temporary. Enjoy every moment. Commit to leaving work, life, and relationship stress back home, and allowing yourself to be present in your temporary home away from home.

Enjoy The Quiet

Some people can have a hard time being alone or sitting in silence. Solo travel is a great opportunity to lean into this discomfort. Whether you are a mom who is used to the chaos and constant demands, or a social butterfly who prefers to be surrounded by people, take this time to sit in the silence. Get a good book, a guided meditation, or catch up on much-needed rest.

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Be Proud Of Yourself

Pat yourself on the back. It takes risk, confidence, and true independence to travel solo. Chances are, you’ve learned something new about the world and about yourself in the process, and the beauty of your journey surely outweighed any negatives. Be proud of yourself and now, start planning the next solo mission.

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