The impact for the Expat Partner – and what you do with it….
Living abroad always involves many changes. You know that! Most obviously (at least from the employer’s perspective) are the changes in working environment for the Expat employee. The impact for YOU, is often just as significant. Many Expat Partners have been forced to give up their jobs as part of the relocation process and often take on the whole responsibility for ensuring the family’s smooth transition. As well as supporting the working spouse, you are usually the one who settle the children into new schools, find trusted medical practitioners, and locate shops, dry-cleaners, plumbers, and electricians. The list is endless and the process can be daunting and exhausting, especially when conducted, as is often the case, in a foreign language. There is, of course, the added complication of adaptation to a new culture and social life in addition to all of this.
In the midst of all of this change, it is very important to take care of the well being of YOU yourself, hard-working Expat Partner!! Without a doubt, a happy and relaxed partner is of benefit to the whole family. The worker of the family can concentrate whole-heartedly on the new job, and the family as a whole can feel more secure with their new environment.
You read this as an Expat partner all the time, and you know it’s true, that taking care of yourself is very important…. But what does it mean to take care of yourself? Do you know what you need? And if you know it, do you know how to succeed?
Do you want to learn more about the how, so you can live a more fulfilled life as long as you live abroad? So you can be a benefit to the whole family? Do you want to live a valued life and a life of value? Take some time to discover what aspect of your life you need to give more attention. The following chart will help you find out: find the WHEEL OF LIFE here.
Let go rules and limitations and step into creating a life that is centered on what truly brings you alive.
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