How would you rate your level of satisfaction with your life abroad?
Let’s say on a scale from 1 to 10.
you are in the best place to look at how things are going in your life and, depending on how satisfied you are, you can either celebrate your successes or define anew what you want in life and which actions you are going to take next..
Living abroad often means compare what you have here to what you had back home: mixed feelings are often what you experience in this comparison.
The hardship of living abroad is often related with the difference in culture that manifests in many different planes: colleagues behave differently than us at work, at the supermarket we don’t find the food we are familiar with, everybody speak another language and so often what back home is considered normal here is not at all normal.
But my question for you is:
How do I want to feel wherever I live?
To answer this question you bring the focus inside yourself, you consider what you really want from life and become more aware of the reasons that brought you abroad: the pursue of your passion, dream or love.
If you want, it goes back to our deepest dreams and ambitions, maybe even childhood’s dreams.
How do you achieve your dream while also living the satisfying life that everybody deserve?
What I want to offer you here is a short activity. The objective is to get a picture of your current personal situation and of the situation you want to achieve in your life.
Look at the picture at the beginning of the post (if you like print it out) and fill in for each section a number that represent how satisfied you feel about that area of your life. You work on a scale from 1 (totally unsatisfied) tot 10 (completely satisfied)?
You are invited to be as creative as you possibly can in filling in your level of satisfaction.
After you have filled it all up you can work with these questions to reflect further:
If you look at the picture that emerges from this exercise, what do you think?
What surprises you the most?
What are you the most proud of?
What are you most concerned about?
I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this post and the activity with the wheel of life.
I wish you the best of success with your life abroad and I will be happy to hear from you if you feel that I can be of service to your process.