Moved To A New City: Don’t Forget To Do These Things

Two focuses of my blog are Creating Ecosystems of Success and Health/Wellness. When you move to a new city, you might struggle a little bit personally if you don’t know what to do. There are ways to excel in your new life immediately though. The following contributed post is entitled, Moved To A New City: Don’t Forget To Do These Things.

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When you move to a new city, there’s sure to be a lot of mixed feelings. From excitement to nerves, you’ll be raring to go to get your new life started.

But in all the rush of moving to a new place, there are some things you can easily forget to do – some of which might be important down the line.

If you’ve just moved to a new city, make sure you add the following to your to-do list.

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Do the touristy things

The longer you spend living somewhere, the less likely you are to go to the tourist spots – it’s your home now, after all! But it makes sense to check out the top tourist spots when you arrive. They’ll give you the chance to explore your new home, but having some knowledge of different attractions will make you an excellent tour guide when people come to visit.

You never know, you might just discover your new favorite hangout!

Put yourself out there

Moving to a new city can be lonely, especially if you don’t know many people. And let’s face it, meeting new people can feel more daunting once you’ve left school. To help you develop networks and meet some new friends, you need to put yourself out there. Get to know your new work colleagues, say yes to invitations, and join networking groups to help you meet some new people.

Find a new doctor and dentist

Your health should always be a priority, but it’s easy to forget you need a good doctor and dentist until you really need one. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get you registered with a new practice. Ask for recommendations or do your research to find recommended practices. A comprehensive website like Dental Solutions of Mississippi should provide you with all the information you need to know. Don’t leave it too late – get registered as soon as possible.

In addition to your new doctor and dentist, you could also sign up with a gym and find out where some of your local amenities like the post office are.

Get lost!

Getting to know your new city is one of the most exciting parts of moving. And spending time exploring different walking routes will help you feel acquainted with your new city quickly. You’ll come across places you want to visit and learn how to get to where you need to go, helping you acclimatize quickly. Don’t be afraid to get lost – you’ll always have Google Maps to get you home if you need it!

When you move to a new city, you’ve got an amazing opportunity to reinvent yourself and unlock confidence in your daily life. It’s ok to feel nervous or intimidated, but by giving yourself a structure and getting out into your community, you can become safe and comfortable in your new home.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.