If you tell someone you are moving abroad, you mostly get to hear that it is not the right decision. It will be hard to settle with family in a new place, and adjusting to food will be a hard nut to crack, let alone cultural shock. Yes, all these things are true. The decision to leave your birthplace and move to a foreign land is not at all easy; it has its own repercussions and fallouts. But it doesn’t mean the decision to relocate overseas has nothing good hidden for you. In fact, it can change your life how you always wanted to change but didn’t know how.
Finding a good job, a better quality of life, experiencing a new culture, and making new friends are just small perks of moving abroad. There is a lot more to this equation that most people don’t discover even after living abroad for many years. We don’t want you to be among them. So, if you have decided to begin your expat life, it is a great decision. You will discover new meanings and colors of life. However, if you still feel doubtful about your decision, this blog will help you.
Here are a few ways moving abroad can change your life for all the right reasons:
Change in Perspective
Living with the same people for a long time molds your mind in a certain way. Unconsciously, we start thinking along particular lines and develop opinions about things that start penetrating our skin. We forget that the world is a big place; it has so much going on that our thinking can be wrong because we only see one side of the picture. Moving abroad, experiencing new things, and meeting new people show us the other side of the mirror that is totally different.
This whole new experience broadens our vision and perspective that slowly starts changing our thinking, and we become more embracing of new things, ideas, opinions, and changes. It gives us new thinking patterns that positively impact our behavior and life’s decisions.
Courage to Face Challenges
Humans love staying in their comfort zone, so they don’t have to struggle, and they can keep doing things they have been doing for ages to avoid any cognitive dissonance. This might sound so comforting, but in reality, it destroys a person’s ability to prosper and develop a better fabric of life. Once you decide to go abroad, you take the first step to leaving your comfort zone and coming out to face things.
Deep inside, you get ready to face challenges and fight with them. It develops confidence, mental strength, and courage in you to live no matter if you have to do it against odds. With this mindset, you become unbreakable and undefeatable.
Better Planning and Problem Solving
Relocating overseas needs a lot of planning; in fact, it is a pure game of good planning and problem-solving. From solving visa issues, preparing documents, and hiring international household movers to figuring out your living scenario abroad, it is all about smart and proper planning to avoid any chaotic situation. So, once you decide to live abroad, you get an opportunity to find a hidden decision maker in you or create one.
New Meanings of Life
Leaving your land and struggling to embrace another place and all the hurdles in between teach you new meanings of life. You start discovering new dimensions of life that were hidden before from your sight, or you never wanted to see before. You face incidents that change your answer about what life is. And maybe you end up finding a better answer to this question. So, you embark on a new journey of changing your life and reforming it based on the newly learned life’s meanings.
Find Your New Self
We all know who we are, where we are wrong, where we need to change ourselves, and where we might perform even better. But sometimes, we don’t get the courage or time to change ourselves due to fear of being judged, lack of time, or just because we have fitted ourselves in the skin. But find moving to another country as a great opportunity to scratch yourself, peel off your dead skin, and let the new you shine.
As now you are taking a fresh start, it is the right time to change the aspects that always bothered you, and you wanted to change them. Nobody will judge you because you are in a different place where people outside the walls don’t know you. So, think about changes you want in your personality, and go ahead. The right time is now!
Polish Your Instincts
Starting your life in a new place requires help from many people. But whom should you consider for help at the new place? The need for polished instinct starts here. Bad people are everywhere, and so are good people. The need to differentiate between the two becomes important, especially when you are in a new place. That’s where you need your instincts.
Who is worth trusting for making friends, asking for help, taking guidance, and relying on. That’s where your brain starts looking at aspects you never found worth focusing on. It analyzes situations from different angles that sharpens your instincts, and you get better at judging situations and people.
We mostly take our relationships for granted when we are close to them. Not taking much care of your grandpa, who always gets happy when you visit him, finding your father’s never-ending advice so annoying, never giving attention to your mother’s breakfast before leaving home, and never-ending bickering with siblings. You just don’t find these things as your mistakes or shortcomings at that time. But once you move abroad, all these moments become memories that wrench your heart more than you have ever imagined.
So, moving abroad teaches you that it is always good to love your family when you are together because you never know when time apart you, and you yearn to bring back time to cherish those beautiful moments more and better than before.
Living abroad teaches you how to live within the budget because you never know when you will take a financial dip. Moving to another country requires some time to settle and see your financial standings and economic situation. During this period, it is normal to keep a hard check on every money you spend. Especially if you haven’t found a new job before moving to the new country (never do that, BTW!), then learning the art of thrift living becomes essential because you never know when you will find the right job. Something to consider for this transitory position could be teaching English as a foreign language. Wherever you go there will be a demand for teachers and through a TEFL course you can become qualified.
Hope you had never visualized moving abroad from this perspective. This decision single-handedly changes your life at 360 degrees. If you take all these changes positively, you will find a better you emerging out of these changes. But if you lose track, you will be lost. So, don’t get overwhelmed due to all these changes and take them with a wide arm and a positive attitude. You will definitely see your life picking the right momentum towards positivity and better living. Hope to see a better you at the other end of the world! Have a happy move!