When you’re moving to a new city, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the changes that await you. Even the most free-spirited people may have a few moments of doubt before a major move.
To help you keep your nerves in check, consider these four positive things about moving to a new city, and why you should be absolutely ecstatic that you are!
1. Meeting new people
Sure, you have your established group of friends in your current city, and life may seem dreary without them; but the possibility of making brand-new friends typically comes only a few times in one’s life. Variety is the spice of life, and an opportunity to build new relationships can be a great way to further enrich your life. Tip: Spend time at places in your new city doing the things that you already love, whether it’s joining a hiking club or frequenting a local coffee shop; you may to hit it off with someone faster than you can say “BFF.”
2. Trying new things
It’s easy to get stuck in routines, but a change in environment gives you a great chance to add some variation. When you move somewhere new, everything is exploratory. Instead of settling in to the same habits you had in your old city, use this as a chance to do the things you never got around to doing before. For example, maybe you enjoy live music but never got the chance to check out the jazz bar in your old city. Now is an opportune time to do so.
3.Going new places
Of course, moving to a new city certainly covers “going to new places.” But take things a step further. Each time you go out, take a moment to enjoy the surprise of trying out a new place. Even if you find a spot you like, don’t settle for a new favorite place — resolve to spend time in a new setting at least twice a month, whether it is shopping, dining, or visiting a local attraction. Tip: Use review websites like Yelp to find nearby places with great ratings.
4. Igniting your alter-ego
Perhaps one of the most exciting things about moving to a new city is the mystery you bring with you. No one in the new city knows you, so you can be whomever you want! Now of course, we’re not saying you should change your name and don a wig, but if you’ve always wanted to be more adventurous, this may be your chance. If you’ve always wanted to be more outgoing, now is the time to strike up conversations with someone at the next table, or a fellow shopper at a neat store. You are not shaped by your usual persona or the opinions others have formed of you, so you can make new first impressions!
Have you moved to a new city recently? What were some of the most positive things you experienced? Tell us below in the comments section!
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