LDSMM 005: 9 Strategies For Overcoming Homesickness

In this episode we discuss some tips for overcoming homesickness.

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  • Keep Perspective!
  • Concentrate on today.
  • Parent’s, don’t coddle.
  • Prepare by gradually adapting a mission schedule and doing daily planning.
  • Keep and enjoy traditions, especially around the holidays.
  • Forget yourself and focus on the needs of others. Work!
  • Parents, friends, and family should send monthly letters in the mail. (In addition to any weekly e-mail)
  • Record lessons learned, feelings, and stories in a journal.
  • Don’t worry about home and remember the Mission Office can be contacted in the event of emergencies.

One thought on “LDSMM 005: 9 Strategies For Overcoming Homesickness

  1. John

    Excellent topic. Homesickness is very real, and I suspect that many, if not the majority, of missionaries that come home early due to “health problems,” actually come home due to homesickness. Those 9 strategies are excellent, and I would add one more; A Priesthood blessing.


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