The InterNations Expat Insider 2019 survey found personal unhappiness is one of the most challenging elements of expatriate life, so what makes the difference?
It’s not just down to luck or practical arrangements, but also having a few effective psychological strategies up your sleeve. Recent research is showing there are some simple practical, evidence-based tools, tactics and habits of mind that can make all the difference.
Science of Happiness Expert, Vanessa King has been interviewing expats, like you, from a range of different countries working around the world. Some have created their own opportunities in a new place, others are on assignment from their organisation.
One thing is clear, having the right mindset is key to success, especially when living in a different culture and given the challenges inherent within being away from the comforts of home.
Her interviewees each shared different ways their own mindset helped or got in the way and it turns out that many of their ideas are backed up by science.