How to Acclimatize to a New City
7. Explore new interests
A move to a new city is the perfect opportunity to start exploring some new interests. If you’ve been in the same place for a long time, you may feel stuck in your routine, and find it difficult to get out and do something out of the ordinary.
When you arrive in a new place, everything is out of the ordinary. Use this as an opportunity to explore new things. Make a list of things you’ve never tried and cross them off one by one. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to meet people you may not have crossed paths with otherwise.
8. Make new friends
Making friends seems so easy when we’re in elementary school, but can be intimidating when you’re an adult in a new city. A great place to start is friends of friends since you already have one thing in common. Plus, you can ask your friends to make the connection before you arrive.
Another great way to make friends is through meet ups arranged specifically for that purpose. Sites like Meetup.com exist specifically so like-minded people can socialize. They have groups focused around activities like classes, hobbies, sports, and social activism. You won’t make friends by staying home alone, so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!
9. Find an occupation
If you haven’t moved for a new job, the best thing to do when you first arrive in a new city is to start looking for work. How else will you pay your rent?
There are plenty of specialized job sites where you can start your search, as well as classifieds in places like Craigslist or the local newspaper. Don’t be afraid to walk into a store or business, and chat up the staff to see if they have any openings. Keep some resumes, or a business card, on you at all time, so that you’re prepared if someone asks for your contact information.