The decision to come back home is not always an easy one. It takes time and consideration, but in the end you will be glad that you did. The following are 11 essential tips for returning home:
1) Remember why you left. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember what made your country so special when living abroad. But if there is something specific that made your heart beat a little faster for your homeland – try to recall this and remind yourself of why you want to return
2) Keep up with the news from home by reading local papers or watching international news channels on TV
3) Carry photos of friends, family, places etc., so they remind you of all the people who love and miss you
everyone else is a returnee
Remember why you left. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember what made your country so special when living abroad. But if there is something specific that made your heart beat a little faster for your homeland try to recall this and remind yourself of why you want to return Keep up with the news from home by reading local papers or watching international news channels on TV Carry photos of friends, family, places etc., so they remind you of all the people who love and miss you Keep in touch with friends and family via social media tell them about what’s happening at home or abroad, answer their questions and update your profile as often as possible Keep a list of things you want to do when you return this will keep your heart and mind focused on the future, not just about what’s happening in the present Start saving up for living costs it can be difficult to get by once back home so plan ahead
Hang out with other returning migrants. You’ll feel less lonely if there are others who understand how hard it is to come back after being away for some time Don’t be too hard on yourself – everyone has ups and downs.
Returnees need to remember that they’re not the same person as when they left so it will take some time for their old friends and family members to get used to them again Be patient with your loved ones who might not understand why you left in the first place, or how difficult it is returning home after a long absence
You might not be in a position to help everyone or do everything you would like, but try and have faith that it will come eventually
The Ultimate Guide to Returning Home: 11 Essential Tips
Everyone else is a returnee. Whether they are returning home after living abroad for some time, or going back for the first time since leaving their country years ago many people find themselves packing up again with mixed feelings about what awaits them on the other side of travel. This post covers all those questions which may arise when making this life-changing journey from expat to repatriate as well as how best prepare yourself mentally and physically before departing once more into the unknown!
In order to make your move easier we’ve compiled an essential list of 11 top tips to make the transition a little easier.
A personal perspective on what it’s like moving home again after living abroad for some time: I spent nearly two years in Nepal and found that when returning, I was very reluctant to leave all my friends behind even though there were still many people waiting at home for me! It is an adjustment period because you are trying to settle back into your old life while also having new experiences of being at home with family members who may be different from before. But don’t worry – everyone else feels this way too and will understand.
In order to prepare yourself mentally and physically before departing once more into the unknown we’ve compiled an essential list of 11 top tips which will help ease your transition back to home and make the adjustment period as painless as possible.
It’s ok not to know what you want to do with your life yet, everyone else is a returnee too! (and they’re all doing just fine)
Give yourself time: don’t rush into anything or commit until you feel ready – it can take up to six months for returning home after living abroad before things start feeling like “normal” again
Write down everything that happened on paper so it doesn’t get lost in translation this way when you tell people about your experience overseas, there will be no mistakes or omissions of important information.
Remember that if one door closes another opens – use this knowledge from past experiences.