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20 Most Popular Destinations For British Expats

20 Most Popular Destinations For British Expats

When people think of immigrants they usually envision someone from a Third World Nation, looking for a better life in a big metropolis. However, people from all over the world want to chase their dreams, and a lot of Brits find that they have unique opportunities for attaining success and happiness outside the Isles of their homeland. British people who emigrate from the old country, tend to prefer places with warm weather, and you can’t really blame them for that, but as this clever PackSend infographic shows, there are certain locations popular among expats that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with your typical British stereotype — stiff upper lip, arrogant, possibly with an umbrella and Stetson.

As you would imagine, European countries like Spain, Germany, France, and the nearby Ireland are among the most popular destination, but more exotic options like Singapore, one of the most developed Asian countries that has a high standard of living, as well as United Arab Emirates, a country built upon dessert sands that likes to flaunt its wealth, as well as Japan and China, the classic image of the Orient that the British Empire has a long history with. Speaking of the British Empire, former colonies are among the most popular locations for British expats.

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The US, Australia and New Zealand are at the very top of list, as they are countries where there is a fairly high standard of living and everyone speaks the same language, more or less, but we should also mention
Hong Kong, an economic powerhouse that was a part of Great Britain for nearly a century.

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These are some quite enlightening statistics that show just how many British expats there are across the globe, and where they prefer to immigrate. This infographic can serve as a nice guideline for everyone from the Isles who wishes to make a change of pace and is looking for a suitable destination.

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    Last Updated on May 15, 2019

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

    “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

    When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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    Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

    We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

    But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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    So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

    It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

    1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

    Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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    2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

    This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

    You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

    3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

    This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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    4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

    How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

    So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

    If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

    And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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