Moving away from home or somewhere you’re familiar with can be hard. It’s exciting to move somewhere new but it can also prompt feelings of homesickness. I’ve learned over the last 7 years how to handle my own homesickness. Between moving out for college and moving out of our home state, I’ve become well versed in the art of handling homesickness. Here are my tips that I hope you find useful!
- Get out of the house. Instead of sitting in and letting your homesickness take over, get some fresh air! Go for a walk or check out the local farmer’s market. Simply getting out of the house can lift your spirits!
- Write about it! As a writer, I always find that if I write out how I’m feeling it’s a therapy of sorts. Simply acknowledging those feelings can help you tackle them.
- Cook up some comfort food. Food can surely cure anything! I find that if I cook up some of my favorite comfort foods, it makes me feel at home. A few of my favorites: Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese or a bowl of spaghetti. I always try to make a meal that my mom made for us growing up.
- Facetime your family. If I have a bad day or really miss my family, I pick up my iPhone and Facetime the family. They can brighten any bad day or mood!
- Explore your new town. Feeling homesick? Get off your butt and explore your new town! Check out local amusements or just drive around your new town. You never know what you may discover.
What are your tips in curing homesickness? Share them with us!