The dictionary defines the feeling of being homesick as experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it.
But how does one person cure their homesickness if that period of absence is forever? No one quite knows, but we can give you some tips and tricks on feeling better about this new chapter in your life.
Once you are all moved in and unpacked, it’s time to really dwell on feeling better about your current situation.
Down below, we listed some ways you can feel optimistic and excited about what comes next. Check them out!
Grab a Cup of Tea and Call Your Best Friend
This might trigger even more homesickness, but you will have a mate to talk to and share your feelings in most cases. There is no better way than to voice your thoughts with a dear old friend over Whatsapp or Zoom.
You can even invite them over if your new location is manageable to travel to. Remember that you are never truly away from your loved ones in the age of social media. You are simply one click apart. With video calling and constant messaging, you can always hear your mom’s voice or your brother’s annoying jokes over and over again.
Chat with Your New Neighbors
Chatting with your new neighbors could be the start of a good friendship that can move your mind away from the homesickness.
Give them some gardening advice, or bring some apple crumble to introduce yourself if you are into that.
You never know if the person next door could be your next good friend. Socialize yourself with the new neighborhood, and don’t be a stranger.
Later on, you could walk your dogs in the park or go with your children to playdates and have a grand old time.
Walk Around the Neighborhood
Pick a sunny and pleasant day and go around the neighborhood with a cup of Starbucks coffee. Treat yourself to a good cup of coffee, a blueberry muffin, and take a walk. Familiarize yourself with the shops, parks, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and more.
Visit the local museum or library and browse. Go to the local bookshop and buy one or two favorite titles if you like books.
The rule of thumb is to stay positive and don’t overthink. Whether it’s rented or bought, having a new home is a big step in your life, and you shouldn’t take it as a negative change.
The best things in life come from a significant change in scenery and a step out of the comfort zone.
We at the H2H Movers team wish you all the best in your big steps in life. Take care and happy moving!