Adjusting To a New City

Louis Laves-Webb

October 17, 2013

What can I do to adjust in a new city?


First of all, I think it’s really important to remember that it can take a while to adjust to your new living environment. I’d say it can take anywhere from six months to even a year to really get acclimated to your new city. So I think it’s important to remember to just be easy on yourself and to allow yourself to really experience the transition.

Secondly, during the initial phase of your transition, it can be really helpful to seek out support from family members, friends– even if they don’t live nearby. Sometimes just a phone call is all you need to feel like you’re really supported. And if that kind of support isn’t available to you, reach out to a counselor or maybe to a local group in your community that share similar interests as you.

Finally, during such a big transition like moving to a new city, it can be really helpful to create some kind of stability and familiarity in your routine. This could be like walking a dog around your new neighborhood, or maybe if there’s an exercise routine that feels good to you, you could start taking local classes or going for a jog. Whatever you can do to implement some kind of structure into your daily routine.

Overall, moving to a new city is a unique experience for every single individual. So make sure to find the ways to support yourself that feel right for you, and never be afraid to reach out to somebody for help.

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