How to Stay Sane While Living Overseas

Staying in close contact with people at home, going on adventures and reading tons of books - here's how to stay sane while living overseas.
Being able to communicate with people at home kept me sane! (Credit: kaboompics)

I was too excited by the prospect of living overseas to think about the consequences of what I was signing up for.

Changing friendships, culture shock and homesickness plagued me throughout my three years overseas.

Not to say that I didn’t have a rollicking good time – as I certainly did. Yet, living abroad was a bit like riding a roller coaster. There were some superb highs, as well as spectacular downs.

What kept me sane as an expat was the little things, such as going on regular adventures, reading what seemed like a library of books and being able to keep in touch with my family and friends.

Here’s what I suggest you do, to stay sane while living overseas.

Communicate with loved ones at home

I couldn’t have survived expat life without the means of communicating with those at home.

Thankfully, we live in a digital age, where we can instantaneously connect with those we love.

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