In this series of interviews, Wiktor Jodlowski from Talkersi meets with people who moved to Tricity. What were their experiences? What problems did they face when coming to Tricity? Also, how did they overcome the challenges of moving to Poland? They share their story with you.
Ruta describes herself as a simple human being from Latvia. She is in Poland for a couple of months, but she already calls it her home. If you want to find out more about her first days in Tricity, check the first part of our interview with her.
As the time flies…
First moments after arrival may be stressful. New environment, new people, new language and new culture may stress some of us out. Fortunately, as the time flies, it can only get better. Ruta explained how this mechanism worked for her.
Positive focus – the best experience so far
Thinking about good experiences helps us to stay positive despite some difficulties connected with the move. When we focus on the bright side, we are going to notice more positive things around us. This obvious and well-known psychological truth can help us a lot when we move to a new country.
Additionally, don’t let the stereotypes or prejudices scare you. Although this is important to get some basic knowledge about the country you are moving to, gather information rather than opinions. Some people may know very little about your new country or build their opinions on prejudices. In fact, when you arrive to the new place, your feelings will probably differ.
The biggest stress – bureaucracy
One of the most important things a person needs to do when coming to a new country is to fill their legal obligations. Whether it is a residency card, work permit, registration of stay or anything else, you can make it easier. How?
First of all, prepare beforehand. Before you move to a new country, check what steps you need to undertake to legalize your stay in Poland. Secondly, be in touch with your employer in this regard. Companies operating in Poland often offer help with bureaucracy. Make sure you use this opportunity well.
Finally, know that paperwork takes time and effort in many countries. Remembering about it will spare you a lot of stress.
The best tip
At the end of this episode, Ruta shares with us what she thinks is the most important when coming to Tricity. Those principles work though in case of all international moves. Watch the episode until the end to find out her tips.
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