We live in Europe’s most densely populated country… And sometimes, that can feel quite claustrophobic.
With 1,410 people/Km², Malta is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. This has many advantages; we’re never too far from help, we’ll always know someone who knows us or knows someone we know, and there are plenty of fish in the sea when it comes to dating.
However, it can sometimes prove rather difficult to navigate through life when you’re sharing it with so many others!
Make More Friends Than Enemies
Let’s start from the obvious. It’s difficult to get through your every day life when most people in it hate your guts. So make sure you’re a decent person and have the support of most people. That makes seeing them and spending time with them that much more bearable.
Don’t Be Predictable
If you’re looking to get away from your social scene or circle, you’ll have to think outside the box. If your clan normally hangs out in Valletta, why not head to Buġibba for the evening? You’ll have to do more than simply go to a different bar in the same area if you want to properly get away.
Create a Home You Love Being In
Often, the only place where you can really be alone is your home, which is why it’s so important to create an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to do it up, either. Simple things that make it feel personal are the trick.
Reading takes us to a completely different world, and it’s there whenever you need it! Carry an interesting book with you wherever you go, and whenever it gets too much on the bus, or at a coffee shop, whip it out and delve into your own, make-believe world.
It’s easy to forget that there’s a life outside the perimeter of Malta, and travelling often will help remind you that the world is much bigger than your neighbourhood. Go on weekend trips to European cities, and get out of Europe when you can. It will be a breath of fresh air!
So far, all this has worked for me. But, if you can think of anything else, please do share!
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