It can be scary to go to a foreign country and leave behind your family, friends, pets and all earthly possessions. You have to start all over, and while I just thought it was very exciting, I understand that it’s easy to miss home.
A couple of months ago, I wrote about how to deal with homesickness. One of the tips I mentioned in that post was to make the new home your home. While you still have to remember that you’re living in someone else’s house (so don’t go and paint the walls some weird bright colour) you can decorate your room a bit. Also, keep in mind that you’re only going to be there for a year and that you’ll have to move everything you buy back home or get rid of it.
Here are some easy ways to make your room feel more like your own.
This might seem very easy, but it’s so important to unpack all your stuff and put it away when you first arrive in your new home. Living out of your suitcase is not going to help you feel settled!
Put up pictures on the wall
Pictures of friends and family back home or pictures and quotes you found online. Whatever you put on your wall, it should make you happy!
Set up familiar music
Speakers don’t have to cost much and using them to play music you like will make you feel more at ease and help you relax.
Prioritise your bed
This is where you will be spending a lot of time. Might as well be comfy, right? Buy a nice throw and a couple of small pillows to make it look extra cosy.
What would you do to make yourself more at home?