WHILE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS OR A ROMANTIC COMPANION CAN BE FUN, TRAVELING ALONE HAS UNIQUE ADVANTAGES, ESPECIALLY WHEN UNDERGOING LIFE- ALTERING EVENTS, LIKE A DIVORCE. WE ARE SURROUNDED BY NOISE AND DEMANDS AND GETTING AWAY ALONE ALLOWS US TO SEPARATE FROM OUR NOR- MAL ROUTINE AND FAMILIAR ENVIRONMENT, WHICH CAN OFTEN CLEAR OUR HEAD AND PROVIDE US WITH A FRESH PER- SPECTIVE. THERE ARE FIVE SIG- NIFICANT BENEFITS TO SETTING TIME ASIDE TO GET AWAY ALONE.
1/ Adopt a New Mindset
2/ Diffuse Toxic Emotions
3/ Meet New People
We may have good friends and family with whom we feel comfortable. But unaccompanied by others in a restaurant, support group or at an event can make us more approachable. We often meet people who are going through similar situations as we are and can gain new perspectives from those we meet. We can make new friends and have an opportunity to flex our social muscles.
4/ Feel Empowered
5/ Escape Your Comfort Zone
MONIQUE REIDY is the president and publisher of Elysian Media Group which produces Divorcing Well Magazine, Southern California Life Magazine, weekendescapesmag.com, and thesavvygal.com. Stay connected at @moreidy and @divorcingwellmag