We all know that living abroad provides for wonderful experiences. But sometimes we learn the hard way that the magical place we are living in, may not feel so magical all the time. Living abroad is an amazing opportunity. New places to discover, new friends to make, new food to try. But as humans, we tend to crave routine and similarity. And this “similarity”, can be hard to find when we are in a new place and all the “new” and “exciting” things are completely overwhelming. The good news is that you have the power to control most of your feelings. If you go in with a bad attitude, chances are it will be bad. If you go in with a positive attitude, chances are it will be good though some bad days are to be expected. And this is the beauty in being able to live abroad. You can look at life through new glasses. No place is perfect though when far away from “home”, we tend to romanticize everything back home. Then when you are “home”, you realize it wasn’t as wonderful as you had remembered. So our advice is this… Try as much as possible to find the good in what you are experiencing. Live the life-explore, discover and appreciate!
We came across this article in the Huffington Post and wanted to share it. Living abroad