Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tips for avoiding homesickness

Following the post about moving by my 10-year old aficionado friend, I thought I'd continue with some tips about homesickness. It is normal to feel blue and homesick when you move but don't let yourself be overwhelmed by the feeling.

Here are some helpful suggstions to get on track:

1.) Make it a priority to get set up with phone lines, and internet as soon as possible
Feeling connected with your friends and family back home will make the physical distance between you seem less.

2.) Give yourself time to settle in and make friends
If you haven't got a jammed social life within the first two weeks do not panic.

3.) Give yourself time to unpack
If some boxes stay unpacked for a couple of months, it is not the end of the world.

4.) Be brave
Try and talk to your neighbours/people in your local shops etc and see how friendly they are! They'll also know about activities and classes you can do and join.

5.) Be positive
List all the reasons you moved country in the first place, and review and add the positives from the country you are in whenever you get have the time. This will keep you focused!

6.) Recognize honestly that you feel homesick. Try to understand why, and what could make you happier!

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