Expats: Get Out of Dodge at Least Once a Year [Vlog]

If you want to keep your sanity as an expat, get out of country at least once year. More is even better.

I have lived overseas in Japan for more than 20 years. I have a rule for myself about leaving the country at least once a year. I broke that rule this past year and noticed that I was getting stressed out and feeling stuck.

I just took a week long trip to visit some friends in Sweden and I feel a lot better. I have a much better perspective on just about everything, including what I need to do to move forward in my life.  And spending time with good friends as great for the soul. 

Even if you aren't an expat, travel overseas at least once a year. The world is such an amazing place. Just do it. LIfe is short. Standing in a land with a different culture and different smells is a really good reality check. 

Paul Crouse

Paul Crouse is a personal development consultant, writer, speaker and photographer based in Kyoto, Japan. He assists people who consciously want to change their lives for the better. He helps people build a strong inner foundation, while helping them to clarify and achieve their goals. He is a facilitator and a guide. Paul works with individuals worldwide via video calling or face-to-face in Kyoto. He also leads workshops and seminars, both online and in person, for organizations and companies.