While rebuilding your personal life might be somewhat more straightforward, especially if you have a family with you from your home country, but if you migrated alone, the growth of these types of relations might be more challenging. Nevertheless, both scenarios can present hurdles of isolation, lack of confidence and the possibility of depression and anxiety. Expanding your awareness and being acutely observant of your emotional ups and downs is crucial to adapting to a new environment. There are many structures and programs that offer support since it’s a natural process during this transitional period. Whether you’re moving from one part of the country or from another country, the emotional journey is the same. I encourage you to seek support for the many organizations whose mission and purpose are to ensure your transition with ease.
Taking time out from your daily routine can be challenging because of the constant need and pressure to be and do more. I invite you to look at the natural world of nature. The natural world is the one thing that’s consistent, regardless of where you lived in the world. Of course, the environmental climate is different, offering a different perspective while the fresh air that fills your lungs, the rain that wets your skin and clothes and the sun that kisses your face as you look up to the bright blue sky. Certainly, the fundamental elements of nature are the same and will remain consistent as you build your new home in a different part of the world. Therefore, I suggest you take time out in nature for the elements can support you, heal and inspire you in many ways beyond what’s capable with the thinking mind. Just as the natural world offers critical ingredients needed for the insects, spiders, animals, flowers, trees, birds, etc., all must be in perfect balance for them to survive; humans are the same. The human body and how we use it require the same formula even though the recipe can be skewed with external stimulants such as alcohol, coffee and sugar, causing the body to become more disconnected and become out of alignment mind and spirit.
Once you can listen to your body and then be courageous to act upon the whispers and knowing when to stop and when to start can create more harmony in your body. The new conversation and relationship with yourself is essentially the only thing you have that can empower you to make the right decisions. Your inner dialogue and self-awareness can offer you more awareness and insight when life gets out of balance in your work and personal life and nature, giving you the signs and tools to rebalance and align once again.