So many people are suddenly sharing the same fears: of their own health, of their loved ones, their career, economic prospects, and mental wellbeing and above all the world’s recovery from what we are facing together. Know that; you are not alone. We are all in this together.
Living away from your family in a time of this coronavirus outbreak can be super tricky, and a lot of emotions can hit you. This time of pandemic can easily generate depression. Especially when you are away from your near and dear ones. But at the same time, it is very important to control your emotions and guide them to be stronger and face the whole stressful situation. This will not only give you strength but make the people worried about you feel relieved.
Moving away for university is a big change, whether you’ve come from the other side of the globe or just an hour down the road. You suddenly have to live apart from your family and friends, meet new people, different friends, and form a different routine.
While doing so, you might feel low at times. Studies say that most of the students suffer from homesickness during the early days at the university. So here are a few expert tips on how to cure homesickness during the Coronavirus outbreak:
Focus on the positive
Focus on the positive aspects of wherever you are. Remember, you’re there for a short time. Whether its six months, or three years, it will go by in a blink. Sometimes, you have to take a step back and realize exactly where you are.
Enjoy the changes that might be the reason that you’re feeling low for. Notice the room you are living in. Praise yourself for being on your own. Feel glad that you are getting a chance to make new friends. Positivity will not only make you overcome homesickness, but it will also make you mentally stronger. You will be able to live to the fullest of your university life.
Keep in touch
You must be busy with your daily schedule, but make sure you take time to get in touch with your family and friends. Make phone calls, send messages, and revive memories with old pictures. You can also see each other through video calls. Keep in contact with them; they miss you, too! As you miss them.
Sometimes, simply calling friends and family is all you need when you’re missing home.
Make new friends abroad
There are students from all around the world who travel abroad for studies. Remember, they are most likely experiencing the same thing that you are (missing home!), and they need you just as much as you need them.
Treat yourself to a day off
Take a break if you need it. Give yourself permission to take a day solely for yourself. Eat your favorite food, and write letters to the people around the world that feel like home to me. Go on a walk in the evenings.
There are many student accommodations which offer various fun activities like game rooms, indoor cinema hall, indoor gym, and so on. Take advantage of these and have a fun time. A little change in routine will make a lot of difference. Make a list of all the things you miss about home and then, right next to it, make a list of all the things you’ve learned since you left. There will be good days at times and a few not so good days.
It is easy to tackle homesickness. Just know that home is going to be there for you when you get back. Go out, explore the parts of the city which you never did and make new friends.
Many thanks to our colleagues at AmberStudent for producing this informative blog for us. Amber Student help students find accommodation in countries around the world.