How to defeat homesickness

I'm going away on Sunday with Ellis and his family and although it's only a 2 hour drive from home I do sometimes suffer from home sickness during the time I've been there. I have suffered from home sickness since a very young age. When I was in primary school I used to hate staying at my friends house. When I went on school trips in primary school to Paris and London I got really worried when I was away. When I go away now I still get a little home sick and seriously miss my family so much. Thankfully, I've started to fight the home sickness and just have a good time when I'm away and these are my tips if like me you're suffering from homesickness too. 

You're not going to be away forever
This tips a little bit iffy because some people could be moving away to start a 'new life' in a different place but that doesn't mean you're going to be away from your family or friends forever. They will always have the opportunity to visit and there is always a way to talk to them whether it's by e-mail or video call - they're not actually that far away! If you're going on holiday you're probably only going to be there for a week or two, maybe longer, so you will be back! Those people you love will be there when you get home so don't get anxious that they won't be. 

The memories
I guarantee if you're visiting a new place or just a nice place in general, you're going to be making a memory or two whilst you're there! There is no point wasting your time crying about not being at home when you're in a place you've never been before and there is so much to do to keep you busy! 

Feel homely
Take things that remind you of home! When I was younger and I went away with school, back when smartphones didn't exist - I took photographs of each member of my family with me. Now I take a book and music and pictures of my family on my iPhone. That way I always have something that keeps me busy if there's a point on the holiday that I'm not doing anything. 

Skype, Facetime! 
The lord that is technology has graced us with the likes of Skype and Facetime which now brings us extremely close to the people that could be on the other side of the world. A little video call with my mum or my dad makes me feel a lot better when I'm not feeling my best whilst I'm away.

Hopefully my tips have got you feeling a little more relaxed for your next time away and you'll be feeling less home sick and more excited for the memories you're going to make! 

Lots of Love
Jen xo

1 comment:

  1. I used to get homesick when I was young and one of my friends used to be really bad with it. I can totally relate to all this post.