Proven methods on how to handle homesickness abroad
If you are looking for methods on how to handle homesickness abroad, or are wondering what you’re doing in the middle of another country, take comfort in the fact that what you are feeling is normal, and it won’t last.
Always stay busy. This one should be easy. Don’t spend hours sitting in front of your laptop looking at Facebook photos of your friends back home. It doesn’t help. You can try keeping in touch with them using social media and/or IM services like Whatsapp.
Keep in mind, what you remember about back home is probably more of a utopian image than anything. Life is easy at the other end since you are only shown only the perfect moments of it.
Keep going to club meetings, playing sports, window shopping, and even going out to eat for that matter. Getting out and keeping busy is the best way I know to avoid homesickness. The more social the activity, the better.
Always look forward to what’s ahead.
The worst thing you can do is be upset day after day. Not only are you ruining your own time, you’ll be ruining everyone else’s around you. That doesn’t mean you can’t talk about your feelings and emotions every once and a while.
Don’t let homesickness ruin your life. Don’t leave with regrets because you were too busy sulking in your room to take advantage of every new opportunity out there. Live the dream.Homesickness is something everyone deals with whether they admit it or not. It’s both good and bad. It means that you’re probably going to have to deal with it too, but it also means that if every other person who has studied abroad can deal with it, so can you.
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