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It’s a new year, and alas, this may also mean it’s a new, single you. Yes, this is going to be a trying period, but you will get through it, as everyone else does. And in fact, while it might seem like everything’s not too rosy at the minute, you’ve actually been granted a terrific opportunity to grow as a person. One of the best ways to do this is to travel. Below, we take a look at why you should consider taking a trip if you’re newly single.
You’ll reconnect with yourself
You’ve been in a relationship for a period, and during that time you’ll have lost a portion of yourself. Now’s the time to rediscover that dormant side of your personality, but you’re going to need space in order to do it. Enter travel! Plan a solo trip by yourself, and you won’t have to worry about friends and family asking how you are. You’ll simply have the space to be you, and all that wonderful and wacky weirdness that goes along with it.
You’ll meet new people
Now, we know that you’re probably not ready to get back on the dating wagon just yet. That’s not what we mean when we say ‘you’ll meet new people.’ What we mean is that you’ll be able to chat with new people, both men and women, and see that although it might not have felt like it in the immediate aftermath of the breakup, life does go on. Book a holiday with Justyou, and you’ll be making new friends all the while exploring some of the world’s best destinations. The simple act of being abroad, socialising with new people, from your co-travellers to the people working behind the counter at the store, will be enough to show you that there’s much to look forward to.
A confidence booster
Travel will always be a self-esteem booster. You’re putting yourself in new situations, outside of your comfort zone, and not only surviving but thriving. If you can comfortably navigate having to order a meal in a foreign language, then you know you’ll be able to move on after a breakup with ease. People are remarkably capable, much more capable than they realise, and travelling is one of the few areas of life where we get to see this in action.
A bit of perspective
Take two scenarios: in the first, a newly single person is wallowing in misery, eating ice-cream and binge-watching television. In the second, a newly single person is about to take a kayaking trip down the river Nile. Who do you think will have the better outlook on life? Bursting out of your bubble and doing something completely new will give you the perspective you need to move on and look forward to a brighter future.
It’ll be fun
Finally, let’s think about this: it’ll be fun! Fun is the remedy for sadness, as has been well documented throughout history. Throw yourself into travelling, and it’ll be bye bye blues, hello good times.