Working and leading across cultures creates additional stress beyond what is 'normal' back in your home country.
Demanding workloads, multiple time zones, cultural and language differences can take a toll.
We can help.
1. Trouble with time zones and sleepless nights?
Long days, late night conference calls with virtual teams, and travel (with less than adequate sleep) impact your overall health.
2. Too many coffee and happy hours?
Establishing a new network of colleagues and friends often happens through invitations for food and drink. Many expats find themselves eating more, eating different foods, and drinking more. Coffee and Happy Hours start to add up. You may be eating more, but you're not necessarily giving your body the level of nutrition it really needs.
3. But WHERE do I find food?
Being in a new city and country brings with it a level of uncertainty as to where, when and what you can buy and cook. For some, the question begins with, 'How do I even get to the grocery store? Is there a daily or weekly market?' Also, you may be craving foods from home and eating them more than usual as comfort food as you may feel uneasy not knowing when you will find it again.
4. No routine.
Living with a lack of routine is part of the transition abroad, specifically when it comes to eating and eating well. Due to travel, transition and moves, from living in a hotel, temporary housing, eating in airports and trying out new foods, we can end up eating out of turn and out of boredom.
5. Mindless Nutrition.
Change and/or loss of a career, job, unclear purpose. All can lead to emotional eating and mindless nutrition- eating without knowing what you're eating, how much you've eaten and not knowing when you are full. I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health.
'Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.' - Teddy Roosevelt