December 20th, 2019
It can be both nerve-wracking and exciting to move to someplace new. However, most of the jitters we feel come down to a feeling of possible displacement in unfamiliar surroundings. So, to help out any future relocators, here are some easy ways to settle in quickly to a new town or village.
No matter what your hobbies are, there will be a way to utilise them to meet new people and make lasting friendships. Even solitary hobbies like art or reading can be done in groups – for example, you could join a local book club, or try out an art class.
If you don’t have any hobbies, then why not try something you’ve always wanted to test the waters with? You never know, there might be others in the group that are in the exact same position as you.
The old school ways of meeting new folk still work like a charm! This is especially true when you live on a park, as everyone living there is at a similar point in their lives to you, which makes it that bit easier to find common ground.
Nothing makes you feel more out of place in a new village than feeling uncomfortable in your own home. If you’ve just moved, do take the time to personalise your space and get it looking, feeling, and even smelling more like your old place did. This should automatically trick your brain into feeling more at ease and therefore help you settle in faster.
Venturing outside in a new area can feel almost like travelling abroad at first; you’ve no idea where the best shops and facilities are, you don’t know the shortcuts to get around, and you’re not really sure where the public transport routes take you. Before you make the move, search online for the most conveniently located shops, bus stops, leisure facilities, and any other places that you’ll need to use frequently.
When in doubt, join an online meetup group and simply turn up to the pre-arranged events and activities that are on offer. These are assured to get you talking to new people since everyone that goes to these meetups is there for the sole purpose of making new friends.
Maintaining existing friendships when you’re in a new village can be just as beneficial as making new acquaintances. You’re never more than a phone call away from a familiar voice, and keeping in touch with old friends will give you that much-needed sense of comfort that new faces unfortunately cannot provide. Who knows, maybe one of your old contacts could even introduce you to new friends in the area that you’re moving to!
Last but not least, an important thing to remember is that settling into a new town or village will take a while. Try not to fret over how long it takes you, or whether or not you’re making the most of the new area just yet. Give yourself time to get accustomed to the new lifestyle and simply have fun in the meantime.
If you’re looking for a fresh start in the New Year, why not take a look at our stunning new park homes at Riverside Park, Whitegate? Ideally located on the edge of the pretty River Weaver, you’ll have picturesque views to look forward to each morning, living amongst a community of like-minded people.
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