Expatriation brings with it a unique set of challenges. We've included some of these challenges below as well as challenging questions to get you to think about how you can change and improve your perspective.
1. Unclear objectives of the assignment
Completely removing all frustrations from our lives and from all relationships is an unrealistic goal.
However, reducing our stress cycle to a particular situation can truly change in how we approach life. If a current stress cycle to a challenging situation is 1 week, setting a goal to reduce it to 3 days is realistic and gives back the control one may need in managing the frustration and knowing it can be managed in a different manner.
Yes, it is going to be frustrating but perhaps not for 1 week.
It may not be easy, but it certainly can be easier.
Reminding yourself of these helpful questions in the middle of stress cycle, however long, can help:
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