Wellness plays a major factor in being able to cope with stress. Staying healthy physically will help you be mentally fit and in a positive state of mind, making it easier to adjust to new environments, people, and situations. Studies show that exercise is very effective in reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and in enhancing overall cognitive function.
"When I worked in South Korea, I also tried learning new sports. I joined a hiking club and we took trips to mountains on weekends," says Dennis. He not only gained new friends in this new pursuit, he was also able to improve his health. "To cope with pressures at work, I always stayed positive and kept my focus regardless of the circumstances... I also made sure to take time out for mini breaks or short vacations.”
Doing activities such as walking, biking, yoga, or any other sport that allow you to de-stress will also produce endorphins that help the body relax, therefore reduce stress. Complementing this with eating regular and balanced meals, keeping yourself well hydrated throughout the day, cultivating regular habits and routines, plus, making sure to get enough sleep and rest will also help keep one mentally fit.
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Getting a job abroad is a dream come true and a career booster for many. Learning to deal with stress-causing challenges and changes that come with it is vital if one is to make the most out of the experience.