When you move away from your family, especially to live to another city or country, it’s very difficult to cope with the fact that you will not see your family as much as you want to, and some things will get harder as time passes by.
So here are some tips that can help you settle down in your new home and that will make it easier for you, adapting to your new home without losing touch with your dearest ones:
1. Take Some Reminders
Take with you something that reminds you of each of your family member and friends
This way you will not feel like you are in a whole new place. Taking something valuable that was given to you by your friends and family, for example, photos, cards, ornaments; and placing them in your new room or wherever you pass the longest time. And as Wilson and Miller say: “Remember that things, smells, and songs will always take you back to your most treasured moments.”
2. Don’t lose touch with your people
Always make sure you keep in touch with everyone you love, it can be a simple message, or even better, you can send them something physical, like something that is only sold in your new city.
Just search for your local post office and give your relatives a nice surprise, they will be for sure very grateful and make it easier for them to cope with your absence.
3. Embrace your new place’s culture
For many persons who go to live in another country, a lot of aspects of the local culture seem so extremely weird. Maybe it can be a little exciting the first time because you are eager to explore new customs that are so differently from yours.
But after a while of being exploring these cultures, those little things that you loved at first, later seem to become a bit annoying to you. You will miss how everything was on schedule back in your hometown, how organized your former hometown was, or how much more kind and friendly everyone seemed. So always keep this in mind when you move on, and embrace your new life without pretending to be the same as your former life. Just remember that this is a new place and things will be different, try taking the positive things out of this!
4. Stay informed about your hometown
Make your friends or family send you by mail shipping newspapers of your city periodically, so you can still feel you’re there nearby somewhere, but most importantly so you know what is happening with the development of your hometown, the most important news or even small things like how’s the weather right now. This will make you feel better and closer to your city. But it’s important to also keep informed with local news of the city you are currently living in.
5. Find new hobbies
Walk around your new neighborhood, what is near from your house? Maybe you can find a local gym or a club about something you like. You can also redecorate and remodel your home. This will help you distract yourself and not miss your home all the time. You can even make some friends that share the same interests as you, and someday you can even invite them to visit your family with you.
So now you have some useful tips if you are in the hard transition of moving away for some reason. Remember that every change is good for a reason and that you’ll have more stories to tell to your friends and family once you see them again.
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