The stars seemed to be glowing the same way here, giving the impression as if nothing had changed at all. That was hardly the case, as I knew a lot had been changed.
Sure, I had the same family (I wouldn’t have minded if they switched my sister though) but all the people I knew had been left behind in exchange for this new place.
The change isn’t dramatic like they show in your typical drama (no one cried out my name in pain) but you could feel the sorrow in the air. Moving can be extremely tough, especially if you’ve found good friends. Thus I’m going to help you cope with it, using just a few simple steps.
- Understand the reason: Ab koi bhi khandan is liye nhi jaggah badalta kiunk wo bore ho raha he. Usually the reason is related to the finances of the family, but there can be other reasons as well. The easiest way to be okay with moving to a new place is to accept the reason and (literally) move on.
- Going out of your comfort zone: This is a very good opportunity to venture out of your comfort zone. Naye dost banao, nayi sports khelo. Become the person you want to become. Abhi hi to mauqa he experiment krnay ka!
- Keep in contact: The first few days are tough, but thanks to social media, you can always keep in contact with your friends. Don’t let go of your support system and keep talking to them (even in virtually)
- Give yourself space: It is perfectly normal to feel anxious and depressed when you move to a new place. Despite following the above mentioned steps, one is likely to feel them. So give yourself space. Rest Shest karo is din. Don’t force yourself.
Given enough time and exploration, this new place will feel like home. But don’t forget the one you used to call home before this one as well. This is a great chance for personal growth. Use it!