How to Make Where You Live Somewhere You Love

Written by Posted On Monday, 23 September 2019 11:22

There are many reasons why a person may move to a location that they necessarily do not want to initially. The location could be because of military duties, the need for a certain school district, because of a job or because of affordability. In either case, it's not uncommon to find yourself in a place that you do not particularly love right away. When that happens, you can either sulk in your disdain, or find a way to fall in love with where you live.


Think Positive And Find The Pros - Not The Cons


Think of the reasons why you don't like the area you are currently living in, it may be because it is far away from family, or you don't know anyone in that particular area. It could also be because you are used to the city and you are now in a rural area. Or perhaps it is because you just simply want to be somewhere else. Regardless of your reasoning for not liking the place at the current moment, the reasoning is because you are focused on the cons. Even more, you are driving that judgment without giving the city of fair chance.


So instead of fueling those negative thoughts, change your mindset and pay more attention to the positive things that exists where you live. Perhaps your family and friends live far away. But that does not mean that you cannot learn to love other people. Attend social events, network with people who share your interests, and take the time to get to know your neighbors. Having a get-together with new neighbors and friends at your home can be a great way to make your home seem more homey. Check out local community construction groups to make your house really open for entertaining. Local groups such as Pool Builders in San Antonio can affordably make your outdoor spaces more exciting. Interacting with people around you may help you to discover that people in your community are friendly, welcoming, and easy to get along with.


After a while of bonding and friendship making, these people may become your friends or maybe even extensions of your family. Instead of feeling lonely, meeting new people can make you feel welcomed and wanted. Before you know it, your new place will start to feel like home.


Develop A Personal Bond With Where You Live


Where we grow up holds sentimental value because of the memories we develop over time there. The same goes for any place where you experience memorable moments. The church where you get married will be special because it symbolizes a new beginning in your life. Your old high school becomes memorable because it is where you met your best friend or experienced your first crush. Our experiences forge a bond with certain locations because they symbolize certain memories. And just because the new area you moved to does not hold those same types of bonds just yet, it does not mean that it is impossible for it to happen.


As a matter of fact, it's just a matter of time and opportunity in order for you to build new memories and special bonds places around you. So plan a picnic. Go out on a date. If you are a fan of history and artifacts, visit the local museums and historical points of interest. Attend social events and mingle with your co-resident. However you choose to do it, build bonds in the area by creating experiences and exposing yourself the people and things around you. Who knows, you just might meet your new best friend the next time you venture out.


Discover The Character Traits Of The Location That Appeal To You


Some places are known for being friendly. Others skip the reputations from the night-light culture. In other cases, the location is known for its heavy military presence. Regardless of what a city is known for it, each one has its own character traits. Think of it like the personality of a city. In order to know what a location is like, you have to visit the malls and shopping areas. We also have to visit the restaurants and bars. Additionally, it's important to engage with the social groups and community. Bye observing the commonalities between the places and things, and recognizing the consistency with certain attributes, you will surely discover the character traits in your area. Most importantly, you will find out the traits about the people in the culture of the area that appeals to you.


Make A Commitment To Where You Live


In many faces, our decision not to like a place is based on our needs and I wants. Interesting enough, the feeling of belongingness, or feeling like he belongs to a place, is more focused on how we feel need it or appreciate it where we are versus what we received turn my location. In other words, our need to feel wanted I need to be happy with where we live. So instead of focusing on trying to identify the things that your city can offer you, you will learn to love where you live if you find a way to share your gifts and talents with those around you. That could mean that you volunteer for a local call touch as homelessness. It could mean that you start a local business, providing a product or service that is not widely available in that area. Regardless as to the method used, finding a way to contribute to your community is very effective at helping you feel that you belong where you are.


Whether you change your perspective, take action to commit, develop your feelings, or make personal discoveries, it is very possible to enjoy where you live even if it is not your favorite place at the moment. By taking the time to discover the special people and plalces around you, not only are you changing your own perspective, but you are also making the most out of your situation. Instead of remembering that time as one of agony, it can evolve into a memorable and pleasant time in your life. While it may require some initiative on your part, it may be life-changing in the end.

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Sofia Belnap

Sophia is passionate about writing in the real estate and home improvement spaces. When Sophia is not writing she loves reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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