Overcoming Culture Shock in Expat Life

Overcoming Culture Shock in Expat Life

Culture shock is a natural psychological response to the stress of adapting to a new culture. It’s that feeling of being out of place, confused, and overwhelmed when one arrives in a new environment. It can occur when a person travels or moves to a foreign...
ACT and Living Expat Life to the Fullest

ACT and Living Expat Life to the Fullest

An effective way for expats to learn how to live life to the fullest is through acceptance and commitment therapy principles. It’s easy for anyone to feel lost and alone in this big, sometimes scary world. For expats, a new foreign country can feel like a world...
Overcome Procrastination in Expat Life through ACT

Overcome Procrastination in Expat Life through ACT

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something that needs to be done, and it’s accompanied by feelings of guilt, anxiety, and stress. Procrastination can harm expatriates because it can interfere with their work, relationships, and overall...
Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

From all the expectations and demands of moving to a foreign country, it’s hard to be an expat who is not high achieving so burnout in high-achieving expats is commonplace. After all, most people don’t say yes to an opportunity like this, only to live an...
Coping with Living Far Away from Aging Parents

Coping with Living Far Away from Aging Parents

Living far away from aging parents and family is never an easy process. Still, it’s one that many people must face at some point in their lives. For some, the day they leave home may come rather suddenly. And for others who have already left, it can be the...
Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat funk is a relatively new concept for me. It is a particular English language expression, and I suspect colleagues use it to make it more relatable to a broader audience. In psychology, we call it adaptive mood reaction, reactive sadness or fatigue—even...