Working far away from the people you love creates a feeling of sadness and homesickness. A lot of overseas workers are feeling this way especially during special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year where most families gather together and celebrate. But we have to remember that one of the reasons why we find work abroad is to earn good money and be able to provide a better future to our family and loved ones. So here are some tips on how to overcome the feeling of being homesick.
Go out with friends on your rest day
People who live alone in a one bedroom apartment often feel bored and sad especially if they have nothing to do during their rest days. One way to overcome loneliness is to go out with friends. You can schedule a date with them and try out new restaurants and bars. Or you can also invite a friend over at your place just order pizza and watch good shows on TV so you won’t feel sad all the time.
Call your family as much as you can
Thanks to the technology that we have because we don’t need to spend a fortune on long distance calls just to get in touch and say hello to our loved ones. There are a lot of ways to call them for free. So take advantage of this and have a chat with them as often as possible as this will bring you closer to each other.
Get a bigger space and a roommate
Although living alone has a lot of advantages, living with a roommate has its own perks as well. Living in 2 bedroom apartments with a good friend can take away the feeling of being homesick because you have someone that you can talk to whenever you feel sad or lonely. You don’t have to worry about eating and cooking alone your housemate can also be a good friend that you can trust when the need arises.
Try a new sport or learn a new hobby
People feel homesick or have the urge to go home to their country whenever they are bored or sad. Why don’t you try a new sport or hobby to keep your mind off other things? You can try jogging or exercising after work just to keep your mind from feeling sad. You can also join different groups with people from your country so you won’t really feel that you are living in a foreign land.