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Saturday, August 18, 2018

How to Live a Worry-Free Life while Working Abroad



Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.

It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.
Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.
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1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.

As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.

Read: 6 Survival Guides for OFWs

Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick.

Read: 10 Tips For OFWs to Become Successful

Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.
Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.

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2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle

What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal.

Read: Working Abroad? You Can Be A Happy and Healthy OFW With These 7 Tips

Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others. 
Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.

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3. Maintain a long-distance relationship!

One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone. 


Read: The Big Role Of Internet For Long Distance OFW Families


If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.

Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.
4. Save!

One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.

Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.

Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.
5. Prepare for Your Retirement

We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now.


Read: Survey: 8 Out of 10 OFWS Are Not Saving Their Money For Retirement

Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund. Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.
Worrying is a part of the life of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working far away from their families. Being miles away from the people you love is not easy especially if you are a father or a mother to young children. Aside from missing home, worrying is one thing that keeps OFW awake every night thinking about the situation of their loved ones back home.  It is normal to be worried especially you are far away from your family, but it is also important to do some things so that you can live a worry-free life while working abroad.  1. OFWs are often worried about getting sick and not having enough savings for a medical emergency.  As an OFW we are worried that we might get sick while working abroad. Being sick far away from the family is one of the worst feelings in the world because no one will take good care of you. Aside from this, getting sick or being ill will affect the people that depend on you back home.  Avoid sickness while working abroad by eating healthy, take vitamins and get exercise or any physical activity. Get yourself checked by a doctor once in a while as important steps to lessen your worry about getting sick. Getting health insurance will also help you prepare for unforeseen medical expenses. Getting these things will help you focus on getting better while working without worrying about your health.  2. As an OFW, you should be motivated to live with a healthy lifestyle  What is the main reason why you are working abroad? Is it your family? Is it your goal to have a house or a small business for your parents? As an OFW, there are many things we want to achieve while working abroad. But we cannot do all these things if we are not healthy. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a big help in attaining our goal. Make a specific goal for your healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to have a target weight. Focus on it and have a better diet. Always remember that healthy lifestyle reduced many diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stress among others.   3.  Maintain a long-distance relationship!  One of OFW's greatest challenge is how to maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, whether you are a parent, a child, or a sibling. But with the use of technology nowadays, maintaining long-distance relationships is not that hard. As a family, you can set up a group chat or video calls on the agreed schedule. With this, you will not miss some important occasions back home even just on the screen of your phone.   If you are a parent OFW, talk to your children regularly and be involved in their lives even you are far away. Constant communication with your children will play a very important role while they are growing up. Talk to them and explain to them why you are working abroad. Staying connected with your family is comforting and uplifting even your are far and physically apart.  4.  Save!  One out of 10 OFWs is financially broke and eight out of 10 OFWs returned to the Philippines without savings. While earning big, it is important for OFWs to know how to save for their own retirement or for medical emergencies at home. With enough savings, you can start a small business for your family to have extra income. You can also invest your hard-earned savings into something that will return the investment after a few years. In saving money, you should not send all your salary to your family back home.   Practice the popular phrase "Pay Yourself First" which means you have to save something for yourself first from each paycheck at the time you received your salary before spending it. With enough savings, you won't worry about what to do in the Philippines if you are no longer capable of working abroad.  5. Prepare for Your Retirement  We always say this, working abroad is not forever. That is why it is important to think and prepare for your retirement even if you are just started working abroad at the age of early 20s. OFW life does not guarantee that still, you will be able to work after 10 or 20 years from now. Nowadays, there are many OFWs still working in spite of retirement age due to lack of savings or lack of retirement fund.  Prepare for your retirement by building a retirement fund if possible. If your retirement plan is at hand, you can retire earlier than expected and do the things you love for the rest of your lives.
There you go mga kabayan, if you want to have a worry-free life while working abroad, just follow the above-mentioned things that might help you to focus on your work and achieving your dream!


This article is filed under savings, savings and investment, retirement plan, Filipino workers, work abroad, healthy lifestyle, and medical emergencies.

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