A follow-up post to my previous one on the subject of homesickness – 6 Ways to Beat Homesickness – these are the things you shouldn’t do to beat homesickness!
While there are a million ways to make yourself feel better in a time of homesickness, there are a few key ways to keep yourself from healing, if not making the homesickness worse for yourself. Below are some of the things to avoid doing if you’re starting to feel the tinges of homesickness rear its ugly head.
It doesn’t matter how often or how long you travel for, you will still get homesick.
You will miss your mom and your little sister, you will miss home cooked meals or that cup of coffee from Tim Hortons (or Starbucks, whatever). It happens to the best of us, although the more you travel the more equipped you become to handle it in a healthy manner.
Every single human being is different – we have all have different needs, reactions and desires. The way to handle homesickness is different for absolutely everyone, so the list below is just a basic starter set to get your on your way to healing and start getting excited to be in a foreign country again!
It’s helped me countless times, and I’m happy to spread a little wisdom on to others who are out and about for the first time!
I’m a huge fan of road trips – the idea of the open road, bad food and loud music to sing along to always sounds like the best idea to me. As I’ve come to learn, every place I go to road trip seems to be different – different rules, different places to see, different ways to improve your experience.
I just spent 6 days travelling around Tassie with a friend, and below are a couple tips for those taking the spectacular opportunity to do it for themselves!