Moving can be one of the most stressful events a person has to face in their lifetime: a radical change, defined by the specialists as traumatic as grief or being fired.
This is especially true if you are going to be transferred abroad and you don’t speak the language!
It’s better to be prepared for this transition, which in most cases involves the entire family.
Here are some practical tips and tricks to absorb the trauma and turn it into an excellent opportunity to enjoy a new experience.
- Plan ahead. Make a well-structured program of what you want to move and how, number the various boxes and give yourself deadlines to meet. Unexpected delays can always happen, but this way will you avoid plunging into chaos.
- Select what you want to take with you. Always remember that you might be relocating temporarily, don’t take everything and perhaps take the opportunity to get rid of the superfluous.
- Order. Put the new house in order as quickly as possible and try to re-create the location you left. A pleasant and friendly environment helps to reduce the shock.
- Share. Invite people in your new home, starting with your friends (if they are not too far away), relatives, work colleagues… Seeing people around the house will help you really make it feel your home.
- Look around. Make yourself some free time to explore the surroundings and learn about the new area before finally establishing: take a walk around, have a coffee at the bar, try the typical restaurant… so that when you start living in your new house, you will already have some landmarks and you will feel at ease.
At the end of the day, the best advice we can give you is to have a positive attitude even if at first you will feel lonely and discouraged! Having a positive attitude towards the new habitat will ensure the affection for the old gives way to the curiosity for the new.
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NOS Relocation team