Coping With Homesickness When You Work Overseas

travel, working overseas

North Wales and Beyond

If you are away from home for a prolonged length of time it’s inevitable that homesickness can hit. Here are my tips on avoiding it…

Think of the negative side of being at home.

The grass is always greener on the other side. No matter how much you hated home while you were there, with a little time away you soon forget the bad side and look at it with rose tinted glasses. You need to be realistic; all those reasons you wanted to leave in the first places still exist! So remind yourself why you wanted to leave in the first place.

Step away from social media.

It’s tough when you see pictures of friends or family out at parties or nights out or weekends away, and you weren’t invited because, obviously, you’re thousands of miles apart. Remind yourself that social media is just a snapshot of home life…

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