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our feature on culture shock from last week, here
are the Top Tips for dealing with culture shock.
Know that what you are experiencing is normal - What
starts as an exciting experience can often lead to
a period of time that is uncomfortable. Know that
there are many ways to work through the transition
and that, as you acculturate to your new community,
opportunities and enjoyment increase. Be gentle and
patient with yourself.
Take great care of you - First, and always.
Fully research your destination - What are its customs
and language? Where are the schools, shops, entertainment
facilities? What's the annual weather like? How do
people get around? Are there facilities for the rest
of the family? Spend time on the Internet to find
out. Consulates, embassies, travel agents and, of
course, the local people can provide a huge amount
Communicate carefully with yourself and others - Not
only are you transitioning to new surroundings but
others are trying to get to know you. In our place
of origin, much of how we act and communicate is through
shared meanings for things whereas in your new location,
nuances of behaviour can be very different. Learn
to listen deeply to everyone around you and be clear
on what is being said. Observe your spoken language
as well as the self-talk inside your own head. Is
it positive or is it negative? Is it truly what you
feel or a reaction to fear and confusion?
Create a strong community around you - One
of the most important tips: take time to deepen the
healthy relationships you currently have and create
positive ones in your new community. Don't be afraid
to say, "I don't understand" or "I
need your help". Many people welcome the opportunity
to support others, particularly if they clearly know
what it is you need. Having a strong community of
loving and positive people can make all the difference
in an intercultural transition.
Avoid all negativity - Stay positive with yourself
and with those around you and avoid toxic people,
who drain your energies. If your inner and outer worlds
are positive, so your experience will be too.
Look forward instead of backward - Often
when we move, we remember 'the good old times' of
our other location. To smooth out your intercultural
transition, be present and moving toward your goals,
not spending time comparing 'there' and 'here'.
Set yourself goals - Before
moving, create goals that are a true reflection of
who you are, what is important to you and what you
need. Make them clear, realistic and fun. Write them
down so that you can look at them again and again.
Tell someone about them who can support you and remind
you of your intentions. Once you have relocated, create
other goals, smaller daily, weekly and monthly goals
that pull you along because they are truly yours.
Remember "Opportunity" - Above
all, find opportunity in every event and have great