Domestic Helper Tips: Learn How to Cope With Homesickness

Posted: 18/06/2018 / By: MamaHelpers / In: Articles

Pursuing a better career opportunity is one of the things that can pull you away from your home. The experience can be very complicated. You will miss your home, the food and your family.

Homesickness is one of the toughest challenges that foreign domestic workers are facing. Homesickness symptoms may vary from person to person. But in general, it can make you feel upset, distressed, isolated and lonely. It is inevitable and something that each and every helpers will go through. So it takes work and effort to overcome it. Here are some tips to help you cope with homesickness a little bit easier:

  • Take at least one item, whether it can be personal to you or something that will help you feel connected to home and provide you with a sense of familiarity. Try to balance old with new. It is important to embrace the changes that you’re experiencing. Try to see the new place with a positive mindset and venture out new things that interest you.
  • Find your passion, or simply try a new skill. There are a lot of things that you can do to occupy your free time or motivate you. If you want to upskill yourself and become professional, you can join MamaHelpers Academy; If taking pictures is your passion, then why don’t you join MamaHelpers Photography group. If you want to visit new places and do something meaningful, why don’t you join the activities from MamaHelpers Volunteers; At the same time, you may do a little research about where you’re living and find few places you absolutely have to explore.
  • Take advantage of modern technologies. It is an amazing way to stay in touch with people no matter where you are in the world. Whatsapp, Line, Kakaotalk, Facebook Messenger are a few of the widely used mobile messengers all over the country. Talking with your loved ones in hometown can help you feel supported and connected.
  • Happiness is a choice! It will drive you working through any difficult feelings. You don’t need to sulk and wallow in your sadness. In this new era, there are many things that can connect you to your family, and feel like you are just beside them. Forming new friends, and hobbies can make things bearable.

Remember, working overseas is a good memory to keep and will help you form new skills. Never forget that you are not the only one who work abroad. In this new place, you will learn something that is really valuable. So cheer up and have fun!

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