Every girl dreams of her wedding day. The perfect guy, the lehenga she will wear, the venue- practically everything is mapped out in her head. But, what gets left out of that perfect little plan for herself. Before you decide to nurture your relationship with someone else, it is very important to nurture your relationship with yourself. And what better way to do that than embark on a solo trip? Travelling all by yourself before you get married will open you up and teach you new ways of life that will make the transition from unmarried to married way simpler. Don’t believe me? Read on! We have curated a list of seven reasons why a solo trip before your wedding will not only enhance not just your relationship with yourself but you’ll definitely find it bettering your relationship with your partner as well.
No one wants to leave their comfort zone; it is called a “comfort zone” for a reason. Most people find their comfort zones in the person they are going to spend the rest of their lives with. And even if you are supremely stable with him, you need to step out of your comfort zone before you completely settle down. A solo trip lets you do just that, you can do things that you never thought you would do. Marriage also brings with it a new set of challenges that you will face along your journey, a solo trip teaches you ways to deal with those. And you never know, you might just fall in love with the adventure!
Marriage is all about relying on each other for everything. But ironically, a marriage will only function smoothly when both of you have your own sense of independence. Taking a solo trip before your wedding will actually instil that independence in you. No matter where you go- to the mountains, to the beach, for a trek, you will be responsible for yourself, budgeting, your schedule everything. This will help your married life on so many levels. Also, it is always good to have experiences that are just yours.
Before you completely commit to your fiancé, it is important to commit to yourself. You might have all the confidence you need, but even then, a solo trip before your wedding is important to help you fall in love with yourself. Yes, that might sound corny but that doesn’t make it any less true! Learning how to keep your self company through the trip will open you up to so many new things you didn’t think were possible. All of this will work on strengthening your self-esteem, which will come in handy once you get married.
Once you get married, your life is no longer just yours. In extension that means your social circles intersect too. Which is why travelling by yourself before you tie the knot is so necessary. When you are travelling alone, you meet other people from all over the globe who are doing the same thing. You are exposed to so many different kinds of people, different cultures, different lifestyles. That gives you a chance to broaden your own horizons before you get tied down.
Every one of us have our bucket lists. Things we want to do, places we want to go even adventure sports we want to partake in. But getting into a marriage with a heavy bucket list means you might not be able to do it all. I mean, you would rather opt for a romantic trip with your husband, won’t you? That is why lightening your crazy bucket list before you get married might be the way to go. Besides, entering a marriage with a clean bucket list means you get to make a totally new one with your to-be husband without feeling a sting about not doing everything on yours.
It isn’t new knowledge that travelling makes you wiser. You have more knowledge of the world around you and of course yourself. Travelling also teaches you new ways of managing problems and makes you adaptable. These two qualities will help you through your marriage. Another reason you should travel to a beautiful destination before you get hitched!
This point may sound a little too Eat, Pray Love. But even you must admit it is very important to know yourself before you start your attempt at getting to know your partner. Once you are out there by yourself you might just pick a fresher perspective to life, maybe you will recognize a new passion you never knew you had. Most of all, you will come back from your trip relaxed, fresh, full of self-love and ready to embark this new chapter of your life.