Are you afraid of change? Then this article is for you! Here are the top 10 reasons to move to another city.
You get to know yourself better
The most important relationship in life is the relationship with yourself. Because no matter what happens in life, you will always remain yourself.
The best way to get closer to building a more intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself much more deeply is to leave home and move to live in another city. You have the freedom to discover and get to know yourself, your wants and desires; you are independent of people close to you who can impose their opinions, such as family, friends or just acquaintances around you; you are not held back by the social and cultural norms and morals in which you grew up. You belong only to yourself.
Living in another city opens your eyes more widely, especially if you have moved to a city that is very far from where you grew up. You can look at things in a very different way, “from the outside,” so to speak, and it makes you think more about how you understand your own culture and yourself from the outside.
This process forces you to think about who you are as a person and calls into question all of your original beliefs, attitudes and values, which may have been greatly influenced by your upbringing.
If you question all of this over and over again–looking from different angles–you stand a good chance of forming the person you really want to be. And most importantly, to find your main purpose in life, without all the prejudices (which you might well have had if you had stayed in your familiar environment, in your familiar culture and traditions all your life).
You become independent
It takes courage to be independent – the courage to overcome your fear and face new things that are unfamiliar to you.
When you move to a new city, everything becomes new to you, unfamiliar. This unfamiliarity and sense of unfamiliarity can make you feel insecure and afraid at first. Exploring an unfamiliar environment that eventually becomes familiar teaches you to cope with fear – fear of exploring new streets alone, meeting new people, trying new foods, and fear of strangers in general.
As you move to a new city, you learn to become more masculine and to be independent and cope with fear on your own. You will reach the point where you can face your fear and deal with new unfamiliar things without fear. You will become independent.
Imagine how good it will feel when you know you can finally cope with life on your own, without the need for someone to hold your hand or constantly look out for you?
You know what it’s like to have no one to support you
Even though we all have friends, you will always feel like you have absolutely no support in your first years abroad. If you have a good relationship with your family, no one can replace that feeling – the feeling that family is there and will always be there for you in times of sorrow and sadness, in health and sickness, in the best and most difficult moments of your life. No matter what time it is, no matter where you are, they will always be there or rush to you to help.
It’s very different abroad, where we are all plagued by very important questions: “What if I end up in the hospital if I suddenly get very sick?”, “Who will help me if I run into trouble?”, “Who will protect me if I am suddenly attacked on the street?” It will take more than one year to find true friends that you can always trust and rely on in any situation. It really is a very big responsibility.
Moving to another country teaches you how to be psychologically strong, careful and cautious in making every decision you make in life, because in case anything happens, you will be on your own.
You become flexible and open to new things
Surely everything will be unfamiliar to you in a new city, from the rules of the road, to the decisions you make in everyday life, to people’s attitudes toward you and common traits of behavior. With this in mind, you should be open to new things and always be ready to learn something new. It’s like going back to school – social etiquette, the educational system, the health care system, the history and cultural traditions of the country…
The next thing you know, you’re not afraid of change. In fact, you learn to embrace all change. You benefit from them. Indifference and complacency have become your worst enemies.
You enjoy the sense of excitement that overwhelms you when you discover new things and from your ability to adapt to your new surroundings. Then, suddenly, you feel an urgent urge to move again, because you simply don’t want to lose that same sense of excitement (which makes you feel alive and gives you a lot of satisfaction).
You will learn how to meet and connect easily
We all grow up in a certain environment, with certain people – from school and family to family friends and friends of friends. When you go to another city, you don’t need those connections anymore. You have to learn how to re-establish it all, especially for business, robotics, and career development.
Lots of people get hired by recommendation. School mates and family recommendations are common practices today. When trying to get along in a new place, you have to earn an important new skill, such as networking, then break through and fit into a circle of close relationships.
This will be hard enough at first. But once you succeed, you’ll be confident that you can do it all over again-no matter where you are or where you’re headed. It just won’t scare you anymore. You feel confident. You believe in yourself and your capabilities.
You can become a new person
There’s no better way to start over than by moving to a new city. But the whole art is to understand and explore yourself and the possibilities of becoming who you really want to be, without the influence and distraction coming from other people.
People don’t know who you are, where you’re from, who your parents are, what school you went to-they don’t know anything about you. They probably don’t care about your past. Now is your chance to paint a whole new you on a blank canvas. Absolutely everything you wanted to be and what you wanted to do – you now have every chance to explore and create, without any influences from the people you grew up with, such as family and friends.
In a new city, you build a whole new ecosystem around you – whether it’s new friends, a new job, a new apartment, or new neighbors. You have to find a place and people where you belong. You also have to learn to follow your heart, your instincts and your current personality without regard to previous relationships. You don’t have to go out with childhood friends with whom you no longer feel connected because you have both grown morally and intellectually. You don’t have to change yourself even a little to satisfy your parents.
You become self-reliant
By starting to do simple things like doing your own laundry, paying bills, and complex things like settling your visa, for example, you become completely independent, because you can only trust and rely on yourself. Your mom can’t help you. Your dad can’t help you. Your family friends and childhood friends can’t help you. Only you can help yourself.
The art and benefit of being independent is that you learn to be in control of every situation and everything that happens to you and around you.
If you act, something will begin to happen. If you don’t, nothing will happen. Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter. In the meantime, you learn to create and seek out opportunities around you, but you are the one who makes things happen in your life. And you WILL make them happen.
You learn to be in tune with your intuition
We all have questions and doubts about different situations and things. We can look for answers on Google, we can ask people for their opinion and ask for their advice. But it just gives us a sense of confidence and confirmation that what we feel is right.
When you move to a new city, you increasingly begin to have doubts about everything – whether it’s a new job, new friends, new colleagues, a new apartment, a new boyfriend/girlfriend. You have no one to read your mind (such as your best friend, with whom you’ve been friends for five years) and understand your ideas but you. You can only trust yourself and your intuition.
The next thing you know, you have become much more aware of identifying fears and dangers, you can make important decisions more objectively than subjectively.
When you are in tune with your intuition, every decision you make will be wiser, more fulfilling and closer to your heart. Life won’t always be great, but if you are buddies with your intuition, you will be much stronger and smarter than you might think.
You become brave and fearless
If you can conquer the fear of moving to a new city on your own, you can conquer any fear. Getting out of your comfort zone is an art that needs to be mastered. Just like any habit, repetitive actions become a habit, and your mind is no longer afraid to dare to do them.
Without all the support you had in your hometown, it’s very hard to know where to start and what to connect with. Moving to another city gives you the courage to do things from scratch. You start with a clean slate. You have to know where to go and who to approach. You learn to think strategically. You become brave and fearless because you have nothing to lose. And if you don’t act, you get nothing.
If you can become what you want to be in your environment, in your hometown, then why can’t you do the same thing in another city? If you can have a completely unforgettable experience in your hometown because you have found “your” places and “your” type of people, then why can’t you do it in another city? Everything can be achieved. Every little step builds your mental strength.
You begin to wonder where your home really is
When you move to another city in your 20s, that’s the age when real life begins. You have just finished or are finishing your education. You are starting a real job. You are past your teenage years and beginning to be an adult. A lot of psychological changes are starting to happen in your head and your mind. You begin to dig into yourself and ask questions about your being: “What was I born for?”, “What am I really good at?”, “What is my purpose in life?”, “What is my passion?”, “How can I be truly happy?”, “What is the meaning of life?”
As you search for the answers to all of these questions, you are far from home, you have the freedom to answer them intelligently, without prejudice. The next thing you know, traveling and living abroad becomes part of who you are. You become emotionally connected to the new city you moved to just a few years ago. You begin to wonder where your home really is. They say home is where the heart is. But where is your heart?