One of the best gifts in the world is the ability to find and keep friends.
And this ability becomes a must when you move to a new country.
I will share my experience – what helped me to settle in the new places, create a new life, and make new friends:
1) Forget about “old “ – “previous” you. In the new place, there is an excellent opportunity to become a newer and better version of yourself. More confident, more outspoken. If there are some activities, you want to try – now is the best time.❤️
2) Explore new places and people around you. Imagine your ship had sunk, you are left alone on a small boat, and for several days you are drifting in the water. for several days and fortunately, you see an island. As much as you would be happy to put your feet on the land, you must move cautiously. You should look around and slowly step by step, adjust. The same with the new country. Explore new land. Try new activities. Meet new people. But do it with precaution.
3) Even if get a residence card, you are still a guest in this country. Think about rules for guests at the home parties– if they are invited, owners will share their time and hopefully will give some food, but they expect you to follow the rulesand treat them with respect. The same for the country. Learn the rules and apply them.
4) Give your best to people. ❤️
Become the center of attention.
Always make steps toward people.
Be polite, but treat yourself and your culture with dignity.
Buy someone coffee, and bring chocolate as a thank you.
You need friends and people – not them.
Learn genuinely about them and listen – this will open their hearts to you. ❤️🥰