Often the solution to finding the right balance is to look beyond your current situation and explore new horizons.
Making a fresh start
If you’ve moved to Australia for a fresh start and found yourself back in the same situation on distant shores, then it might be time to review your work life balance. Whether you need to make more time for family or friends, satisfy your wanderlust or fulfil a long-held dream, there are many ways to tip the balance of your life towards happiness.
Keep up connections with loved ones
Even if you’ve moved to the other side of the world, you’re likely to still have plenty of connections back home. If you’ve taken the long way round to reach your new home, you may have even picked up new friends all around the world. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch, facetime and skype allow you to chat face to face, and you can plan special trips to reunite in your new home or somewhere new in the world. In addition to regular visits home, you might still have dependants elsewhere – students at university always need a little extra help, and you might want to offer support to any new grandchildren. A practical way to support is to send money back home regularly, but it’s worth working with a currency specialist so that this doesn’t prove too expensive a way to offer practical support.
Find a place to explore your interests
Another way to improve your work-life balance is to explore a new interest or hobby. People who share the same interests and values. If you’re part of a sporting-mad group of friends, you could invest in a shared property on a ski resort and create magical memories on the slopes. If you have a love of nature, a holiday home for all the family on New Zealand might provide a peaceful haven. New Zealand is also ranked within the top ten happiest places in the world, and could prove to be the perfect place to invest in a holiday property that will allow you to welcome friends and family from Australia and further afield.
International payments to help you improve your work-life balance
Life is too short to spend it all at work, if you’re keen to improve your work-life balance or rediscover your zest for life, we can help with great value international payments with low fees and a range of tools to help you manage your funds. From transferring payments from your savings back home to invest in a dream to automated regular transfers, we can help you save time on administration so you can get back to making the most of your life.