Housing, bank accounts, and other household issues
1. Usually opening a bank account and renting an apartment for a long term comes down to a chicken or egg problem. But in some countries it is possible to open a bank account without a residence permit.
2. Apartment. Check list for inspection when renting: heating, air conditioning, windows, construction nearby, mattress, water pressure. The list can be expanded, but the main point is this: as close to your comfort level as possible. If there’s no comfort, there’ll be no productivity in other matters.
3. Resume your rituals. Quickly start doing what you’ve been used to doing for the past few years. Make coffee, pasta, go jogging, go to a museum or theaters. Routinize your life wherever possible. There’s already a lot of change, fix it where you can.