Feeling comfortable in a new environment
By: Vincent Tran
Published on July 20, 2022
Moving to a new country is never easy. Whether you come from a country that is similar to Canada or not, it is still a big change in your life.
It is a big step in your personal journey and one where you may be getting out of your comfort zone. Being in a new country can be daunting and stressful, but by following some of the tips in this article, it may help ease your mind and relieve you of stress.
Surround yourself with things from back home
Making your surroundings seem as close to home is a great way of maintaining your connection back home. It can help you feel as if you haven’t left home at all and that the only thing that has changed is your setting and the city you’re in.
If you have brought things with you from back home, you could put them in a place where you will be able to see and touch it as often as you please. You could also visit local stores that sell items from your home country and just simply browse the store if you don’t want to buy anything.
Being around things that please your senses can help you relax and make things less stressful.
Eat foods from your home country
A great way to ease yourself in a new setting is by having a taste of your home cuisine. Food is a great way to connect people and bring about emotions and memories.
You could visit some restaurants that sell food from back home or you could even try cooking some recipes yourself.
Cooking the food yourself can be a fun way to go about building a connection with where you’re from. The scents and sights from cooking your home meals can bring back memories and also make you happy and change your mood.
Set goals for yourself
Keeping yourself occupied and busy with goals can help ease your mind and take your thoughts away from feeling alone or stressed.
It is also a great way to make yourself better if you keep achieving tasks and goals that you set for yourself. Achieving your goals can make you feel more satisfied and accomplished which will take your mind off the big change in your life.
Even setting small and simple tasks like making your bed or cleaning your house can help you feel better and make your days go by easier.
It is easy to feel alone and isolated in a foreign country, but if you stay strong and confident then you will adapt to your new life in no time.
Keeping an optimistic state of mind will make things much easier and will help you stay hopeful for great things to come.
Greet people with a smile and try your best to make new friends or connect with people that are from your culture or home country.
Canada is a country filled with many diverse cultures and backgrounds and more likely than not, there are people that are in or have been in the same situation as you are in right now, so make connections with them and stay positive because it will go a long way to making you feel happier.