Opportunity may be knocking on your door and you may need to move to a new city. To fulfill dreams like studying abroad, getting a job, starting a business or expanding a business. It is inevitable to pack your things and move to a new city. When it comes to choosing between your old home or location and settling in a new one. You can never give up on the lucrative proposition of a better lifestyle and career.
Ready to break the comfort zone
Packing and moving is not an easy task. Especially after relocation, the situation is very different in most cases. This means stepping out of your comfort zone and out of the hospitality you used to enjoy, but it may not be easy.
I’ve been to 15 states since I was a kid and stayed in 4 different states in the last 3 years. Pakistani cities offer different types of life. In the beginning you will love some cities and hate others. If you are an open-minded and flexible person like me, you can easily and quickly get used to it. But not everyone is so lucky, and this post aims to address them. Building a new social life in a new place after a move is not an easy task for anyone.
Especially young people of today who have to move to study or advance their career find it difficult to settle down after leaving home. Hopefully this will help you settle down quickly and effortlessly in a new city in Pakistan or anywhere.
Don’t be strict, sometimes let your intuition guide you
I only have one simple rule to unwind after moving on and I follow it. You never learn new things if you do what you already know. This means that if you do not warmly accept new people and cultures and stick to your old habits, you will never make new friends or discover new places, cultures and tastes. Take a moment to connect with your ordinary self and awaken your inner sense of adventure. Focus on the present and let go of the past, and things will gradually improve over time.
Expand your existing network
It’s nice to be with friends, so if you move to a new city, try to quickly expand your social network. Meeting in person over coffee is the best way to bond.
Another thing I do to expand my social contacts is take my morning walks. It helps me to stay fit and gives me the opportunity to connect with like-minded people. Suddenly you find a lot of friends to hang out with.
Treat it like a learning experience
Instead of worrying about the fact that you might have to leave your home and live in this exotic place for a few more years. Rejoice, for you are now learning how to be yourself in a totally different environment. Even if you try to find a connection, it may not be found. Be careful not to stay at home feeling miserable and lonely. After work, get out of the house, go to a bar or coffee shop, make sure you look well-groomed, and be careful not to stick your face into your phone in public. You can, of course, befriend strangers (if you’re okay with that and mature enough to handle it), you’ll need to break the ice first.
Adjusting to a whole new way of life like the locals
People will treat you like a foreigner or stranger as long as you treat them the same way. I am very cheerful and outgoing and love making new friends and exploring new places. I have never felt so far from home, the rice field. one for myself soon. I also attended their festivals and social gatherings. In fact, I had more fun than in my hometown.
Explore new cities
When you’re new to a city, the best way to get used to it is to get to know the different places there. In 5 months, I know Lahore better than most people who live longer in Lahore. I know.. it’s my habit to explore it as soon as I come to a new and unfamiliar place. Even if you have your own car, the best way to explore a new city is by public transport, such as buses and subways. Once you’re familiar with the city, it’s time to get into your own vehicle.