2 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Growth living abroad

2 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Growth living abroad
2 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Growth living abroad: Do something differently, and use your intuition

When living abroad, there will be many days that we feel less than great. Most commonly, we will feel low, fed-up, and bored. Probably not the best version of ourselves. There will always be off days, and that is alright.

But what happens when you get a whole string of those off-days, maybe lasting weeks, months or even years? 

Too many of us feel stuck, fed-up, or bored; and admit that we don’t want to feel that way; but we don’t know what to do to change. 

That’s the problem when you feel stuck, you don’t have the energy or motivation to change things for the better, and it’s tough to find the insight or resources you need to make that jump.

Here are fun and easy ways you can use right now to climb, or better yet, leap, out of the stuckness and start to get something better for yourself.

Do Something Differently

Life tends to smoothly run when we establish systems and routines, as we did back home. 

The problem starts when we become blinded to new ideas or choices outside of our routine. Everything we do every day becomes the norm, running on auto-pilot, and it becomes our whole world. 

Take the chance of living abroad to embrace those changes and make them your new routine. Don’t worry about which changes to take.

Only add a couple of simple healthy choices that will serve you well. For instance, incorporate a very local healthy breakfast into your daily morning routine.

Changing your routines will instantly allow you to shake off thoughts that made you feel confined before. And it will show you how small changes are easy to incorporate into your new life.

Use Your Intuition

Your intuition is a powerful ally, and we all have it even though you might not recognise it. The dictionary says that intuition is:

  • The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.
  • Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.
  • A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.

One of the best friends you’ll ever have in life is your intuition, and tuning into it and learning to trust it is something that can have some truly remarkable effects. Accessing your intuition is a bit like working and developing a muscle, but unfortunately, it can be harder to locate than a bicep, which tends to stay in the same place. Here are some quick tips for accessing and trusting it –

  • Practice maintaining an open-minded, playful, experimental, non-judgmental attitude. This is the most fertile ground to tap into your intuition and the most beneficial when living abroad.
  • Try a few simple observation exercises in your daily life. Whether you’re in a restaurant, on a train, or out shopping, practice noticing non-verbal behaviour in others. Look for shifts in posture, eye movements, vocal tone or tempo, etc. Guess how they’re feeling or what they’re talking about. And notice if you guess right, and keep observing your new environment with curiosity and an open mind.

Look for support when living abroad

Do you want to know more about Expat Life and how to benefit the most out of it?

Are you looking for more personal coaching sessions? Do you want to learn how to feel more at ease while living abroad? 

I am an Expat Life Coach practitioner with more than 20 years living abroad. Through coaching sessions, I can provide some guidance to you. You will not feel lost in your new country, but start feeling more engaged and determined.

You may contact me by clicking the button below and booking a consultation call.

I encourage you to invest in yourself and grow while living abroad. Visit the Launch You program to get some ideas!

See you at my next post!

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