Our need to connect is so strong that when we feel socially rejected, the place in our brain lights up in the same area that does when we experience physical pain.
We are simply hardwired to connect with others. But you don´t need me to tell you about brain research to know that loneliness sucks.
We need a tribe. We need people we can spend time with as we settle into a new place.
And we wish these relationships would land in our laps like a kitten does when presented proudly by her mother.
The uncomfortable truth is that you will feel isolated in a new environment unless you are persistent in creating meaningful relationships.
In this week´s episode of Expat Happy Hour you will discover:
- Why it is so hard to make friends in one location and easy in another
- The mistake most expats make when they try to create a community in a new location
- Four proven strategies on how you can stop feeling isolated in a new environment and start creating meaningful relationships.
It is up to you to beat expat loneliness. These four steps will bring you closer to a life rich in meaningful connections that you are hardwired to enjoy.
Get started by listening to Creating Meaningful Relationships right here.
Here is to cherishing life abroad.