The expat blues
Social media is the place where most expats like to show off their new expat lifestyle, with pictures of amazing scenery, cocktails with friends and plenty of great food. All of these things combined are what may tempt you to start your own adventure abroad.
To many people, your life as an expat might seem like a dream come true – full of adventures and new experiences, but most people don’t know or understand the struggles that also come with being an expat.
The expat blues, migration gloom, or travel depression are all things that expats deal with at least once during their time abroad. Experiencing symptoms such as lethargy, anxiety, tension, stress and insomnia are quite common and can be caused by things such as culture shock, missing your social network, over stimulation and the dreaded red tape.