Out of all the other obstacles that you may face abroad, homesickness may be your worst enemy. There is something about feeling lonely while you’re working away from the people you truly love. You count the days until you’re close to them again. but even this thought is not enough for you to fight off that isolation and emptiness you’ve been feeling. If you plan this out and do it on a regular basis, your loneliness would only be replaced with cheers and countless hours of fun, good enough to motivate you in your daily work:
1. Set aside a time and schedule for family communication.
If you miss them, allot time to speak to them. The advent of technology only gave us more ways to communicate with people from around the world, including our loved ones back home. Skype, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, you name it! The communication apps are at your disposal, all you have to do is to plot out a free time for when you have to call your wife, kids, and parents. A little bit of effort goes a long way.
2. Give yourself time to loosen up.
Relax, chill out when your work is done. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend a big amount of cash just to ease your loneliness (remember, you’re also sending money back at home), but rather, give yourself a pat on the back, eat good food as a reward for your hard work, have interesting conversations with the people you work with, your fellow Filipinos about life and family, watch television and be aware of the current happenings back home and in your work country.
3. Exercise regularly.
We would need to stress the importance of this pointer. Aside from the fact that it would keep your mind off the sultry feeling of loneliness, it would also keep your body in shape. Your family needs you, they are the main reason why you choose to work abroad. Thus, it is important to take care of your body for the people you love.
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