Skills You Can Acquire Through Travelling
We all travel for one reason or other. However, the best of the trips happen when we experience something phenomenon. Experiential Travelling is quite vast. We can understand it more once we are completely lost in the place we visit rather than focusing on any other things like comfort; friends or people. It’s all about either travelling solo or with like-minded solo travellers who share a similar passion. Usually, such kind of travelling can also be called as transforming travel as you end up coming as a different person
It not only allows us to evolve as a person but help us develop many skills. A most convenient way to plan a vacation is to go on a luxurious trip through some tours and travel. But we may miss out on many essential things if we plan it solo.
When we talk about solo trip, it doesn’t mean that you have to go alone all the time. Though it may sound little ironical the fact is one of the ways to solo travelling is to flock with the group of solo travelling community where all are strangers. With this kind of journey, we end up learning so many things. Many time end up making many friends. There is a vast scope of learning management and leadership skills in such groups. These kinds of trips will make you more self-aware and raise your spirit to a higher level. Solo travelling helps you develop a lot of skills that also depends on how much efforts you put. Following are the skills which you can learn while travelling.
Communication Skills — interact as much as you can
More we interact we get exposed to different people and feel connected. You might find it difficult to break the ice but once you do it’s going to be fun. One way is to start with some interesting games and the group leader might play a vital role in this. Your introduction is like a first impression; make it as interesting as possible. Try to add some unique trait of yours that people aspires and can resonate with.
Assertive Skills – Learn to Assert
Assertiveness is a very important skill. It is the skill to say no and make people understand why you are doing so. This skill also safeguards you from a lot of embarrassing situation and a project like a confident persona.
Conflict Management – Resolve Conflicts rather than reacting
Going with strangers is a tricky situation as you don’t know to wither you going to along with them or not? However, as a Traveller this is another skill which you can learn by travelling with such groups i.e. conflicts management. What if you caught in a situation where you are travelling with 10 strangers; all older than you and you feel left out? That may be a golden opportunity to work on your communication skills where there will not be any harm even if someone judges you.
Also, it helps in developing leadership qualities where you need to develop resilience yet stay happy to leverage the trip. You also become wiser of how to deal with dynamics. This is an example of an extreme situation normally such groups are fun.
Self Alertness & Acceptance – unite with your Instincts
We, humans, are made by our mistakes but we don’t we take everything for granted even our mistakes. We don’t even realize our mistakes unless it turns to be a disaster. Best way to be more observant of our gap is through self-awareness.
Managing Contingencies – Push you to move out of a comfort zone
People who are not much familiar with experiential travelling may be little nervous or jumpy about how to make that first move. We will say just do it as you have to start from somewhere. Once you start you will love to travel and enjoy your life with it. When you feel good from inside it almost has a healing effect on you. That inner connectivity & love comes very well when we travel as we are in the most relaxed state.
Adapt – Adjust without compromise
This is amazing skills that you may acquire effortlessly while travelling with solo travellers. Adjustment is a part of life but it’s an art as well. Well, there is a huge difference between compromise and adjustment which can be misleading. Adoption is the process of getting comfortable with temporally and then learn and grow. In fact; you should have an attitude of adapting to the situation and you will never feel that pressure of adjusting. Adapting is like accepting the situation and working on making it better. While travelling it becomes easy to acquire such skills as you are in a relaxed state and when you meet people from different walks out perception changes altogether.
Discipline & Smartness – Adhere to the itinerary.
Whenever you plan to does travelling always lookout to connect with locals and explore their culture. Best way to leverage the place in minimum time is to adhere to itinerary as a planner by the organizer keeping in mind the time constraint. This will not only make you more meticulous but will assist in making you more disciplined in life as well.
If you take 4-5 such trips or till the time you adopt 2 or 3 above points you are already a different class of traveller. People who travel for leisure or luxury may be many but they would always be tourist unless they explore the real essence of travelling. Even if you have adopted all the mentioned points there is still scope for improvement. Also, the above points may be limited there is so much more than you can learn while travelling.