Sunday, September 21, 2014

Homesick Remedies♡

Hey guys! I thought I'd give a few tips on how to get over being homesick. Moving twenty-eight hours away from my family and friends has been one of the hardest things I've had to do, but also very rewarding. I can speak from experience that moving away from your loved ones really grows you as a person and makes you, in my case, really grow up fast. You won't be depending on anyone anymore and it can be very scary to think about, but here's some tips I used to cope.

Find hobbies. Remember how you've always been meaning to pick up sewing? Or how about getting back into your old hobbies? I know I've picked up sketching again!

Take a walk, explore. The best way to get used to a new area is to explore. Make the new, the familiar. Go out and see new sites and make sure to know what's out there.

Make new friends. This is probably the hardest for me to do. You really have to put yourself out there to meet people. Especially if you're like me and moved somewhere where you didn't know anyone.

Call, stay connected to your loved ones. Thank goodness we don't live in the stone age anymore. Make use of your phone and other social sites to stay connected back home. I'm guilty of calling my mom once a day. Even if it's for a few short minutes!

Make your new home cozy. For a while we just had a big, empty house. It felt cold, unfamiliar and scary at times. Once we started adding a few things here and there, it became ours. Having a few familiar items from back home helps too.

Read a book or get into a new tv series. I have a goal where I finish at least one new book a month since I've been living here. I also have gotten into a lot of tv series! It's good 'me' time.

Keep a good mindset. Try your best not to focus on missing home, being lonely. Keep a positive outlook and keep going. I try to always focus on the good, the positive.

Stay busy! This is probably one of the most important things to keep from being homesick. Keeping busy will help you get used to your new home quicker. Staying busy to me, makes me a lot happier.


  1. I've just moved to uni 5 hours away from my family so thank you for this lovely post :) xx

  2. Great post! I'm moving to uni in three sleeps, so I will be needing these tips thanks! xx