The Worst Sickness As A College Student Is When You Have A Case Of Homesickness
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The Worst Sickness As A College Student Is When You Have A Case Of Homesickness

Regardless if you are freshmen, a senior, or go to school twenty minutes from home, homesickness does not spare anyone.

The Worst Sickness As A College Student Is When You Have A Case Of Homesickness

Homesickness is a real thing and it strikes at the most inconvenient times. Regardless if you are freshmen, a senior, or go to school twenty minutes from home, homesickness does not spare anyone.

As the new semester rolls around, you may find yourself missing things about home you never would have thought. It can sometimes be hard to enjoy the new experiences you are having when you have a nagging feeling of what you are missing at home. the first step coming to terms with homesickness being a given and then you can begin to address it.

The best cure for fighting this is to find things in your new environment that resembles what makes your home your home. Friends are the biggest saviors. They are most likely in the same boat with you and wouldn't mind hearing daily about how much you miss your grandma's cooking or how much you would give to have your dog move into your dorm. In fact, they will probably have their own examples. Even just vocalizing how much you miss something, or someone can make the feeling more manageable.

friends are also so important when you usher in new experiences. They will be there when you embrace your current situation and will hopefully push you to enjoy yourself at school.

Another savior, at least for me, is music. I am currently writing this over two thousand miles from my home and music has been helping me get through. I listen to the same playlist I would blast from my speakers at home. some songs are bittersweet when you hear them and that feeling of nostalgia can help a little.

The ugly truth about this is as soon as you finally acclimate to your new environment, it may be time to move back home. But homesickness is what I view as growing pains. You left home to get an education and experience new things. It can be hard at times, but you just have to keep moving forward.

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