Adjusting to a new environment can never be easy. We leave the comforts and warmth of home and that can leave us homesick. In addition to this, you will have social and academic pressures. However, hostel life is one of the most memorable experiences one can have.
Here are 5 ways to keep yourself motivated and happy in a hostel.
Bring home comforts to your new room
To keep yourself from feeling too homesick, bring your favourite soft toy or a quilt from home or whatever gives you comfort. These can give you the warmth of home and can cheer you up.
This is particularly important if you are shifting for the first time, as home comforts can massively help with feelings of homesickness while travelling.
Explore your new surroundings
Explore your new surroundings by taking a walk or do some sight- seeing. This will make you familiar with your new surroundings and you will feel more at home. This will also give you an opportunity to bond with people. You’re only around for a few years, so now’s the time to make the most of it.
Ask for help
You find yourself in an unfamiliar environment with new people and new schedules. It’s important to remember to ask for help. If you have issues with your course or your accommodation, don’t hesitate to ask around.
If you’re feeling homesick, worrying about your studies or your finances will only make things worse, so take steps to sort any issues out or get support as soon as they arise.
Those around you are probably feeling the burn too and you might be able to help each other out.
Take care of your health
Eating healthy and exercising regularly can help you stay happy and motivated. This will help you take care of your physical and mental health. Keeping healthy will keep you feeling much more positive about life. Staying positive also makes you a pleasure to be around, so you’ll probably find it much easier to make new friends
Choose a hobby and allot time for it
It’s easy to get lost in your academic and social commitments but it’s important to allot time for yourself and for what makes you happy. Staying positive can be a lot easier said than done. But making a concerted effort to carry a positive attitude around with you will help you in a major way.