This Is The Easiest Way To Feel At Home In A New Setting

Become a regular somewhere. (Or a few places!)

Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed

When my husband and I moved from Houston to New York City, the adjustment was difficult, to say the least. But after more than a year in our new location, I think I've finally found the trick to feeling more at home here…or anywhere.

This is the secret: Become a regular somewhere. Or at a few places.

This is the secret: Become a regular somewhere. Or at a few places.

Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed

It's a really simple approach: just make a point to go to the same bar or restaurant each week. Try to go on the same day/around the same time so you'll start to see the same staff, who will then start to recognize/remember you. This will help you feel truly seen and known, like your presence has an effect on those around you. Because that « oh I matter to people here » feeling plays HUGE part in how at home you feel in a new setting.


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