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Seeking happiness after you relocate to a new country

A guide to Happier Living after relocating

Moving to a new country comes with various challenges. Uprooting oneself from one’s known environs is taxing enough and along with that comes the added burden of adjusting to a new country, a new set of cultures and living conditions. But when you relocate, you have your own reasons and many times you are compelled to do so. So, instead of making a hue and cry over the difficulties, it’s best to embrace the unknown and seek happiness in your new country. Even though we know happiness comes from within, here are a few tips from our end, which will lead you towards a happier living. 

Create your own routine

A new country appears depressing many times because of the life you had been enjoying in your previous country is missing. So, it’s a good idea to come up with a daily routine fast, which can offer a  comforting sense of familiarity even if you’re in an unfamiliar location.

Share your new experiences

It’s a good idea to express your feelings with others rather then keep everything bottled up within yourself. Sharing will give you a release and when you do so with others, there is a chance you will make friends much faster in a new country.

Pick up a few phrases and words of the local language

It’s best to learn the language of the country where you are shifting. But if you cannot do that then it’s best to at least pick up a few phrases and words of the language, which will help you to connect with the local people and help you get some cultural insights as well.

Make a scrapbook of your moments in the new country

Celebrate all your experiences in the new country. Cherish each moment. You can make a journal or scrapbook, where you can write down about your experiences and paste photographs. This will help you to enjoy your days and keep you happy in the new country. Before even realising you will slowly settle down in the new environs.

Do things that you wouldn’t at home

To get the local feel, adopt the traditions or at least a few elements of it in the new country. These are the things you will never get an opportunity to do in your home country. For example, if you are in Argentina, take Tango lessons or rent a karaoke box in Japan. After all, as the saying goes, ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do’.

Travel frequently to places close by

When you have relocated to a new country, it is a normal tendency to go to your home country whenever you get a vacation. But try and explore the local places as well. You can do so over the weekends. The getaways are excellent to get you to understand a new country and make you fall in love with it. There will be good days and bad days in the new country but take the negatives along with the positives and you are all set to embrace a new country, its culture, and the newness associated with it.

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