Posts tagged global workers
Why Are Transitions So Difficult?

“I’ve been through this so many times before; why is it still so hard?”

Angie* has served overseas for 11 years. She has lived in three different countries and changed roles and cities more times than that. Friends and teammates have come and gone. But this latest move, prompted by unexpected visa issues, has left her floundering.

“I should be used to starting over by now, but I’m just tired.

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This Is Not What I Signed Up For!

“This is not what I signed up for!” “I thought my team would be a true community, but why do I feel so alone?” “I’ve invested three years here and have yet to see any fruit.” “My team leader expects so much; I can never measure up.” “I thought we had a good marriage, but since moving here we’ve been fighting nonstop.” “I came halfway around the world to serve God; why does He seem so far away?”

GRC care providers hear statements like these on many occasions. Often, these feelings of doubt are coupled with loneliness and isolation.

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Defining And Recognizing Burnout (Part 1)

What Causes Burnout?  For those under the continual stress of living in a new location, adjusting to a new job, and juggling their own and other people's expectations - burnout is a real and looming risk.  With all the new stressors to adjust to, prioritizing or even determining what your new self-care system needs to look like can be extremely difficult.  So, what is “burnout” and how can we catch signs of burnout early?

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Long Airplane/Car Ride Ideas For Kids

As summer begins, many of us may be going on some long car or airplane rides.  For those trying to entertain little ones, these long trips can be daunting. In the hope of helping, I thought I would share a list of activities and toys my parents used with my siblings and I as I was growing up overseas.  Feel free to comment below and share more of your own tips and tricks for those going on long car/airplane trips in the coming months!

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Handling Loneliness

Technology has allowed us to be able to connect and communicate with more people, yet loneliness continues to be an issue for many people.  There are many theories out there as to why this continues to be such a prevalent issue, but this article will focus more on a few small changes we can make towards connecting on a deeper level in order to help combat those times we begin to feel lonely.

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5 Ways To Beat Stress While Serving (Part 1)

When we’re serving, it can be easy to spread ourselves thin trying to do all that needs to be done.  Here is part 1 in a series on 5 tips that can help you refocus and keep stress at a manageable level.

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