rss

Dealing with the hardest parts of moving city

Posted By Holly On September 10, 2013

Living in a new city can be tough - here are some things to prepare for. Dealing with the hardest parts of moving city

Moving to a different city can be very exciting, but there's no denying that it can be tough uprooting your life and adjusting to the rhythm of a different area.

If you're getting ready to move to a brand new city, here are a few things it pays to be prepared for.

Homesickness

It's natural to feel a little bit disconnected from your friends and family back home once you move away. However, the distance between you doesn't have to be insurmountable.

Feelings of homesickness can be particularly common when you have no support network in the new area, but it can be alleviated in part by keeping up close connections with the friends and family you leave behind.

Consider setting up regular dates for contacting your family back home. If you've got a busy schedule throughout the week then setting aside some time to reconnect with your friends and family can be really helpful.


"Making new friends in your area is crucial to settling in comfortably. Join in on any social events at your work and consider joining book clubs or other similar groups to help you meet new people with the same interests.


Whether it's a simple phone call, regular emails or a video chat, keeping in touch with your loved ones back home can help you feel more supported in your new home.

Finding your bearings

One of the hardest parts of moving to any new city is getting to know your way around. Particularly in the first few days, navigating unfamiliar streets can be very frustrating.

However, once you settle into a regular routine you'll soon find that you'll start to know your way around the streets like the locals - and in the meantime, there's plenty of maps and GPS applications on your smartphone available!

Luckily, many of Mantra's holiday apartments in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and other areas around Australia are located centrally for greater convenience. Plus, when you Live@Mantra for a month or more you'll get a welcome pack of groceries to help make your first week in a new location easier.

Making social connections

Making new friends in your area is crucial to settling in comfortably. Join in on any social events at your work and consider joining book clubs or other similar groups to help you meet new people with the same interests.


blog comments powered by Disqus

search & book
:
:
:
Children:
Infants:


Popular Posts

  • Travelling on a budget? Stay in a holiday apartment and save
    Travelling on a budget? Stay in a holiday apartment and save
    It's no secret that some holidays can cost a ...
    Read More »
  • Top hidden bars in Melbourne
    Top hidden bars in Melbourne
    Melbourne and its winding laneways are a great place ...
    Read More »
  • Five must-visit restaurants in Surfers Paradise
    Five must-visit restaurants in Surfers Paradise
    You don't want to be wandering around in search ...
    Read More »
  • Melbourne's hottest and hippest new restaurants
    Melbourne's hottest and hippest new restaurants
    When you've moved away to a different city, it's ...
    Read More »
  • Top 10 things to do at Lorne on the Great Ocean Road
    Top 10 things to do at Lorne on the Great Ocean Road
    How many times has Monday rolled around and you’ve ...
    Read More »
  • Melbourne's hidden gems revealed
    Melbourne's hidden gems revealed
    Melbourne is renowned for its coffee culture and great ...
    Read More »
  • Infographic: Perth - A wonderful holiday destination
    Infographic: Perth - A wonderful holiday destination
    Perth is a wonderful destination for holidays, with more ...
    Read More »
  • Who says Brisbane can't experience a little snow of its own in winter?
    Who says Brisbane can't experience a little snow of its own in winter?
    While the city is known for its balmy temperatures ...
    Read More »