College years, the resonance of these words in my ears, get in me an unexplained feel good feeling. This is the best period in a person's life, the youthful excitement, new friends, college fun, parties, and the sense of growing up!
Homesickness can make a person feel alone in this big world. When a person enters college away from home, it can become a serious issue if you are not strong minded. Anything can make you homesick - a fight with your roommate, feeling of insecurity, frustration because of the place, the reasons are plenty. Let us learn how to deal with this feeling.
But remember, you had toiled so much to get into this place. You must have surely planned something for yourself. Basically, we all make plans and set targets when we are moving to college life. Whenever you get that feeling of homesickness, remind the mind of your aims.
Anais Nin has written a beautiful quote about friendship which goes like, "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born". And the quote is very much right.
In college you meet people, people who are like you, who share the same interests as yours. So if you are a freshman, bond with the people around you. Who knows, these same people would become the gems of your life in the future! In short, try spending fruitful hours with people around you and make a sweet little world of your own.
If you have been unlucky in finding the right people, don't worry, there are lots of other things you can do, even if you are a loner. The best thing to do is making your hobbies you best friends!
Keep Yourself Busy
From Experience, one can say that you feel the longing for home while going to bed at night, or when you are alone in your room. This makes your mind sentimental and you feel like running away somewhere, right?
The best thing to do, to keep these feelings away, is keeping yourself busy, and there are number of ways to do so. You can join a sports club, a library (if you are a book lover), some hobby club, a gym, etc. Keep yourself engaged, and don't let the home thoughts clot your mind.
Apart from telephonic communication, we have other means of communication, like the social networking sites, where we can communicate live. Communicate with your parents on a daily basis, and feel happy because you are lucky to do it daily. Also share all your problems with your parents, this will make you feel better.
You Are Lucky!
You are lucky to have your own home. Think of the people who have no parents or home. Feel blessed, that at least you spent your early years in home. And now the need of the hour demands you to stay away from home, so just accept the fact, and be strong-minded.
Enjoy The College Life
Last but not least, enjoy your college life! Living alone is just a matter of a few years. Just focus on making fun memories in your college life.
These tips should help you overcome your homesickness. Years later, when you come back to the same place, you might tell people happily that, this place is my second home!