Do you think its true that ignoring is becoming a little more common? How sad that ignoring someone in our presence and being on our phone is becoming more and more accepted. Apparently this has been termed 'phubbing' phone snubbing. According to a study more and more people are phubbing due to internet addiction, smartphone addiction, self-control, and FOMO fear of missing out.
Hitting the road to see a new country or just holidaying to your favourites beachside destination? When we travel we start to lean in and embrace powerful new habits. Sometimes they come naturally and go along with the mood of our journey, other times there is no choice but to be a little more courageous.
The reverse culture / re entry shock transition brings about a wide and range of emotions across a broad spectrum. Sometimes you feel on top of the world full of excitement to settle back into your home and see family and old friends whilst other times you will feel sad, empty and lost. Your left wondering why you even returned home in the first place.
Have you been travelling the world for the 6-12 months, 2, 3, 5 years? Or perhaps you've been living and working in another country? The time has come to return home...the departure date has crept up on you and your time overseas is coming to an end? OR...Perhaps you have just arrived home or been home for a few months now. Chances are by now you've heard about the dreaded reverse culture shock and are maybe even experiencing it. You know that feeling when you come home and just don't feel like you belong? Your lost, stuck or just don't relate anymore.
One of the most challenging things from returning from a long stint overseas is creating and settling in to your own space. After being away for an extended period of time, you come back home to a place that no longer seems familiar. You may have spent all your money on your travels or time living overseas. If this is the case its highly likely your going to have to move in with family, friends or a housemate. Its so incredibly important to set up your own space so you feel inspired to tackle the transition of returning home and this important piece of the puzzle wont contribute to the transition and reverse culture shock you may already be facing.