The 5 Top Pros and 3 Top Cons of relocating to a New Country!!

The 5 Top Pros and 3 Top Cons of relocating to a New Country!!

The 5 Top Pros and 3 Top Cons of Relocating to a New Country
So, you are jumping on an airplane heading to a new country… and your first thought is most probably; “Yikes! I’m leaving everything and everyone I know behind to build a new life in a new country.”
Scary thought especially if you have never travelled before, or if you have never lived in another country but your homeland. We are here to help with a pros and cons list for relocating to a new country – so let’s jump in.
5 Top Pros
1. Travel
The first on the list is also the most fun on this list. When you are in another country you will have the opportunity to travel to areas in that country where you have never been and even travel to different countries close to the country you are relocating to. You will have an abundance of cities, neighbourhoods, and areas to explore and discover! Adventure here you come!
2. Expand your knowledge
When you travel and move around in the great big world of ours, you gain knowledge about different cultures, diverse foods you have never tasted before, and new traditions that cannot be gained by doing a Google search or reading a book.
Visiting museums, taking guided tours, and having conversations with locals become your experience classroom, and they are your skilled teachers.
3. Learning to adapt and manage change
Change is never easy.
Change is not always fun.
Yet, change is necessary and needed to grow as an individual and person.
As you embark on your journey to a new country and way of life, you learn one of the most valuable soft skills – adaptability. You must adapt to a new work environment, a new team, a new home – a new everything. In doing so, you learn to go with the flow, acquire a new way of doing your job, and face challenges easier as it’s new – like the country.
4. You get a fresh start
When you move to another country the one benefit is that no one knows you. You can reinvent yourself to be an even better version of yourself while leaving your past and past history in your birthplace.
5. Learn to live with less
When you relocate to a new town, you pack your belongings in a box, and a moving truck picks them up and delivers them to your new home. When relocating to a new country, you will not be able to take everything with you. Most probably you will initially only take your clothing while waiting for your selected household items to arrive via container (at a considerable cost to you). And in only having your clothing and a few personal belongings, you will realize how little you actually need to live a full, fulfilled and happy life in your new country. So, when packing your suitcases, choose what is vitally important to you and leave the rest or donate the rest to any charitable organization.
3 Top Cons
1. Your family
Sometimes husbands relocate before their wife and kids join them in their new future country (and vice versa) – and this is often very hard for families to navigate. Your kids will spend some time without one of their parents in the home. Just know that you are working on building a new home and better opportunities for your kids. It’s hard now, but down the road your kids will thank you for your sacrifice and forethought to relocate.
2. Homesickness
This is one of the top ‘Cons’ of relocating. You miss the place where you know and understand the culture and language, you miss the place that has the food that wraps around you like a blanket, and you miss seeing familiar faces. But, you are building a new life. And even though homesickness can make you feel like your heart wants to break, you can offset it a little with a video call home, or cooking a comforting familiar meal, or having a good cry. It will get better – I promise!
3. Culture Shock
You are used to your home. You are used to the way people speak, act, and do certain things. What is considered ‘rude’ in your birth country might not be rude in your new country. You know and understand your home office dynamic and know how to make friends at work and in life in general. Now you are in a new country, a new house, a new company, and a new job. This might mean you have to get out of your shell more and work harder on your soft skills in order to make new friends, comprehend and appreciate new mannerisms, and understand language usage and conversation flow. It does get better and easier with time as you will get used to it – just don’t rush it. Be open to the change and embrace it – and in doing so you will find the people and place will embrace you right back.
We hope that this blog has helped give you peace of mind when you relocate internationally!
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