Is the long trip, that you initially were so excited about, now causing you to feel homesick? Whether school, travelling or business has taken you far away from your family, homesickness is a real issue that many of us have faced before. Don’t let a longing for your loved ones to stop you from enjoying your current situation. Use these tips to overcome homesickness on your travels.
Bring Comforts from Home
Do you have a favourite blanket or other items from your home that are special to you? Choosing a few of these items to accompany you on your travels can be a great way to make a foreign space feel more like home and reduce some of the anxiety you’re feeling.
Work on Building New Friendships
Instead of focusing on the distance between you and your friends and family, look at this as an opportunity to make new friends in this different location. Remeber, your trip is temporary, it’s only a matter of time before you’reunited with your loved ones, so, make the most of where you are now!
Whether you’re exploring the town or participating in an activity, take the time to start conversations with those you come into contact with. Not only will this focus your energy on something other than missing your home, but you may even develop friendships you want to carry-on with after your trip is done.
Keep in Touch
Thanks to technological breakthroughs, keeping in touch when you are miles apart is achievable. Just because you’re physically away from those that mean the most to you doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch and hear what’s going on in their life. Consider doing a weekly Skype call or using apps, such as Whatsapp, to communicate with those back home.