Using these 5 tips on how travel with confidence will get you thinking differently about traveling. Because you’ve been thinking about it FOREVER!
You spend time visiting websites, reading about others’ travel and longing to go to those places. You’ve told everyone who would listen that you’re going and every time you say it, a nervous, scared feeling bubbles up inside. To conquer this feeling, you’ve bought luggage, planned an itinerary and look forward to boarding your plane.
Notice that you have not purchased a ticket even though you have every thing you need to go. Deep down inside you know that you don’t have the confidence to go. Just the thought of traveling to a foreign country without knowing anyone, not knowing the language, not sure of the food, and not being sure of obstacles that might occur keeps you paralyzed.
This used to be me. I always longed to travel and at 27 I planned my first trip to go abroad and purchased the ticket, even though I was scared stiff. AND then, my saving grace, I received a notice from a mortgage holder demanding full payment or they would foreclose on the property. Now, it was decision time, keep the property or take the trip…I kept the property.
Thinking back on that now, I could have done both BUT this was a way out for me and I didn’t have to face that fear. I didn’t have to acknowledge my lack of confidence.
Many years later, I started traveling and discovered that my lack of confidence had no basis. My travels began in Southeast Asia and ended in the South Pacific. Traveling for fourteen months, I experienced a sense of freedom that until then had been elusive.
Throughout the years I built my confidence using these 5 Tips To Travel With Confidence
- Get very clear about your reasons for traveling. Know where you most desire to go, study the language (if necessary), research the country, city, culture, and places you’d like to visit.
- Determine what is causing your lack of confidence and name it. Write as many as come up for you. Do you think you will be lonely? What about safety concerns? Will communication be a problem? Sit with your list and ask, “Is this true?” Decide what is true for you and the reason. Often, just writing it down causes it to become mute.
- If you’re traveling solo, practice being alone. Practice in your hometown by pretending to be a tourist. What would a tourist want to see, do and experience. What are the historic places, restaurants, parks and other special to your town that tourist would enjoy?
- Get EXCITED! Getting excited about your trip will help you to build your confidence. See yourself in all of the places you desire to visit. Feel the feelings you will have, the colors you will see and the food you will enjoy.
- Have Fun! You are traveling because it is your desire. Traveling solo, you can do what you like when you like. Treat yourself to days of exploring and days of relaxing. Talk with locals and experience their culture with them.
Using these 5 Tips On How To Travel With Confidence will get you started on gaining the confidence you desire to travel. Have fun using these tips and journal about your experience.