It’s not easy
accepting a job when you know that you have to leave your family behind. You
want to earn money to provide for their needs but you also don’t want to be
away from them for a while. However, if there’s an opportunity abroad that’s
financially rewarding and could also help you grow professionally, it’s
difficult to say no. If you accept the job opportunity that requires you to be
alone for a while, these
are some useful survival tips.
clubs and organizations
you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. There are lots of local
organizations that you can be a part of. Even before you leave your home country,
you can check if there are clubs that match your interest. There might even be
one where all the members are people from your country. Being a part of a
larger group makes life abroad a lot easier.
Do the usual
things that you do back home
If you usually do exercises
at home, you can continue doing them even when you’re abroad. If you love
to expand your knowledge, you can join local courses or webinars. There’s no
reason for you to change your routine just because you’re in a different place.
You will find it easier to adjust when you can continue the things you love.
valuable item from home
easy to get homesick when you know you’re thousands of miles away from the
Leo old you love. Therefore, you need something from home that you can hold
when you feel sad. You will instantly feel the love of your family once you
hold it. You can bring a printed family photo. You can also take a stuffed toy
that reminds you of your child. It’s good to at least have a part of your home
with you while you’re alone. It also motivates you when you’re about give up.
Make friends with your colleagues
Back home, you
might have a rule to not have friends with your workmates. You want your
relationship to stay professional. Although it’s understandable, you can’t have
the same rule when you’re alone abroad. You have no one else by your side and you
need to make friends. You don’t have to go out with them all the time, but
it feels good to know that you have someone to call when you’re feeling lonely.
your reason for leaving in the first place
You decided to
leave home because you want to do well financially for the people you love.
When you feel like you can’t do it anymore, you just need to think about them
and what you have sacrificed for them. You’re also not the only one who suffers
from this decision.
could be both fun and sad. You have to look at the situation in a positive way
and hope that things will change at some point.
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