How do you counter home sickness?

July 10, 2009 4:29am CST
Hello friends, If you are away from home for any length of time - keep in contact by phone calls and emails and include photos with your emails. In the meantime get involved with the local community where you are staying - when your days work is over see if there is any organization that needs helpers - when you are busy helping others you don't have time to think about yourself and the time soon passes !!
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
I keep busy, that's what I do. If you think too much about home and your loved ones when you're away then it is very difficult not to feel homesick. Cheers!!
• Canada
11 Jul 09
Yea, if you are home sick you should try to realize that you are reflecting on the memories of a past place/time/experience/environment... it can be really emotional but you should eat well, sleep well, get lots of exercise and enjoy life "now" and in the present. That's all we have, now. Everything else is but a memory or an anticipation(usually with anxiety) of what is to come. Be ever present and live in the now and you will soon become happier and will stop hanging onto your homesick feelings.