Ways to Deal with Being Homesick
We’re all creatures of habit, and one habit most of us have is that incessant need to be at home. When things go bad, or we feel as though we need to be away from people; we head home. We wrap ourselves up in the warmest, most comfortable things.
Some people enjoy constantly being away, but the majority of people on the planet know that their hearts lie exactly where home is. Honestly, I love being away but, there’s nothing quite like coming home.
Our Comfort Zone
Getting out of our comfort zones is obviously a very good thing in terms of our progression as individuals. We do need to have a safety net to fall onto when things are a little awry.
A lot of people don’t even like being away for the day, so getting away for a week or two seems like a genuinely fearsome prospect for the majority. Unless it’s a vacation to a beautiful paradise!
We can take steps to combat the kind of strain, however. While it’s pretty daunting for many, being away from home (for whatever reason) can become easy with time and some conscious effort.
Here are some of the things you should probably do to deal with being homesick.
Be In Constant Touch With Your Friends And Family
Whether you’re a working parent or someone with very little commitments, it’s wise that you keep in touch with people. If you’re away all of the time due to work, for example, then a lot of your focus is going to be on getting the job done.
In the recreational times that you’re able to get, you should probably get a hold of a loved one. Just hearing their voice or seeing their face can do a world of good.
We all need that social aspect in our lives, if we didn’t, then we’d all go crazy.
Eat Well And Rest Enough
When we don’t have much energy, we start to catastrophize. It doesn’t matter whether the issue is absolutely massive, or whether it’s something that doesn’t cause any damage.
We start to plot how awful the outcome will be.
Make sure you’re getting enough food, water, and sleep. When your mind is clear and full of energy, that’s when it’ll be much sounder in terms of its overall well-being.
Have Virtual Assistance Alongside You
This means getting help in terms of making the entire trip more convenient. It also means using technology to keep you happy during the lulls.
For instance, if you’re always going to be away, then you’re going to miss out on the mail that it’s slotted through your mailbox or your front door.
To make things easier, you could get yourself a virtual address for personal or business use. This means you’ll be able to view your mail while you’re away. Your phone or your computer will be able to open it up via a PDF.
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You could also use tech to keep your mind busy in terms of entertainment. There’s no reason why you should be bored throughout the entire time. Video games, movies, brain trainers, and that kind of thing can really stimulate the mind in a good way.
Now you have a few things to keep in mind for the next time and you have ways to deal with being homesick.
How do you deal with being homesick when you travel?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.