Do you have the 7 strengths that will help you cope successfully with country relocation?
Number one: PATIENCE
Number two: CURIOSITY
Number three: CENTRED
Stay grounded to who you really are. Change, especially when you relocate may shake you in ways you had never imagined. You have to have a very strong backbone that will help you maintain your perspective and keep you strong and resilient. Be aware of what you like and don’t like, find ways to energise yourself by doing activities that fill you up with positive energy. This will keep you optimistic and will allow you to maintain a positive attitude and outlook on life.
Number four: RESILIENCE
Ask yourself what is your purpose in life. Ask yourself this question every day and one day you will be able to answer this back. Always try and work towards a long-term goal. Remind yourself that you have relocated for a reason, and that this reason will serve your purpose and your long-term goal. Don’t let life pass you by, have fun, be grateful for what you have and where you are and keep making little steps that eventually will lead you to your purpose. Life is certainly a journey and not a destination.
Number five: PURPOSE
Never give up! Even when things are hard, do not give up. You need to be disciplined and consistent in whatever you do. Plan little activities that you can do every day. Learn something new about the country every day, go out with people from your work environment, enrol in groups, socialise and try to integrate. Having a network of people will allow you to feel supported and why not have fun! When you feel lonely and you think you cannot cope, don’t dwell on it. Tell yourself that you are here for a reason and through persistence you can deal with everything.
Number six: PERSISTENCE
You wouldn’t have relocated unless you were an adventurer. You wouldn’t have moved to another county if it wasn’t for your thirst of adventure and the newness. You are courageous by default and you need to remind yourself every day that armed with courage and enthusiasm you can take everything at your stride.
Number seven: COURAGE