It is easy to look at photos from everyone’s Instagram stories and live through their adventures. You feel that nagging feeling deep inside you telling you to take the trip yourself, but you never thought it possible because you do not have anyone to take with you. Why let someone else dictate your availability for travel? Women of this generation should travel alone at least once for these reasons:

You Discover Your Abilities

You have a blooming career and think everything is going on track, but you never feel like you can ask for more due to your lack of skills. You may not realize the skills you have, as you have not been able to practice them at work. They may come in handy during your holiday and you will go back to work feeling more confident about showing your newly discovered skills. According to experts, women do not often ask for a promotion and if they do, they do not give a set amount, which is an indicator that they do not know their worth in the workplace. This is something you can work on whilst on holiday.

You Find New Opportunities

You have a good career back home, and it pays the bills but does it make you feel fulfilled at the end of the day? If you feel exhausted but content, you are in the right job. If you feel drained, overworked and underappreciated, perhaps it is time to use up all your leave credits and find a single room to rent in an opportunity hub like Central London. It is not required that you book your holiday having any plan to find a new job there, as long as you are open to the possibilities that might present themselves. It does not do you any good to remain in an environment where you feel stifled and do not feel like you are making a difference. Life is too short to waste on a career that leads nowhere in terms of self-fulfillment.

You Learn to be Independent

woman lying on grass holding phoneThey say work and love life do not coexist and if you are about to get promoted, things start to fall apart in your relationship. Though you may only blame work so much for everything that has gone wrong in your relationship, it may have played a part, as being committed to your job means you have lesser time to devote to your partner. It may end the relationship and you may feel lost, but this is not the end. That feeling of not knowing whether you can make it on your own does not have to dominate your life. A holiday with no one to depend on but you will show you that you can survive by yourself. Others call it self-discovery; you can call it self-actualization. You owe it to yourself to unearth parts of you that have been not been able to come out because you always had someone swooping in. Now, you get to solve things by yourself and you get to congratulate yourself for a job well done.

Your career may be thriving even if you feel unhappy. Take a break and give yourself the attention it deserves.