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How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas

How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas | BayanMall

We Filipinos are very connected to our families. In fact, the family is the reason why most Filipinos work abroad and become OFWs. We always want the best for our families and so we sacrifice ourselves and our happiness to provide for their needs.

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Christmas in the Philippines is one of the biggest celebrations, if not the biggest celebration, that we prepare for. Families gather together and prepare Noche Buena, exchange gifts, and spend time with each other. And this is probably the worst time for an OFW who cannot come home to celebrate with the family. These are the times when they get homesick because they miss the people, food, parties, reunions, and a whole lot more.

So how can we lessen our homesickness during this time? Here are 3 suggestions:

Keep yourself busy

Keep yourself busy so that you have less time to be depressed and homesick. Exercise regularly so your body can release endorphins to make you happy. Learn the language of the country you are in. Make new friends and go out with them. Do your hobbies. Attend classes you’re interested in. Enjoy, you deserve it.

Celebrate with friends

celebrate with friends

Since you are far away from family, you have to make friends where you are. Don’t celebrate Christmas alone. Spend it with close friends who live near your area. It also helps if you spend it with fellow Filipinos who celebrate the way we do in the Philippines. In a different country, these friends become your family.

Celebrate with the family

celebrate with family

Yes, you heard that right. Now how do you do this when you are miles away? Well, that’s why smartphones and laptops were created right? While they are celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, schedule a video call with them via Skype so you don’t miss the fun happenings during the celebration. You’ll feel like you are with them as well.

If the family doesn’t have a smartphone or laptop, you can always send them one as a surprise. The gadgets will be delivered door-to-door anywhere in the Philippines within 3-5 days. Check out Bayanmall’s awesome deals for the latest smartphones and laptops.


We salute you for the love and support you are giving your family, our dear OFWs. We know that you’ve sacrificed a lot just to provide for your family. So wherever you are Kabayan, we hope that you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas | BayanMall



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