30 Jan '15, 5pm

Kicking homesickness to the curb.

Kicking homesickness to the curb.

Start by knowing it’s totally normal. There is nothing wrong with being homesick. As mentioned, almost all of us go through it at one time or another. No matter how much I travel and explore different countries, there are still times when I yearn for my own bed and the company of my friends and family. That’s human nature to want to feel connected. Once you know that there is nothing wrong with feeling this way, the next step is how to battle it. Carry a keepsake. You can’t necessarily bring everything that makes your space feel like home with you, but by bringing at least one item–whether it’s photos or a small knick knack–that reminds you of home, you’ll curb some of that anxiety every time you look at it. Think of it as a way of bringing a little bit of home and comfort with you to a place that you might feel unfamiliar with. Keep busy. We often feel most homesick durin...

Full article: http://michellephan.com/how-to-handle-homesickness/

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