Sunday, 21 April 2019

Tips for when you are away from home for a while

So I work away for about 10 months of the year, don't get me wrong I absolutely love my job however I always make sure to keep in touch with home and before I go away there are some little bits that I do to give to family and friends. I thought today I would share some of my tips for those of you who are away from home for long periods of time. 

1. Be prepared: 
This is a pretty simple one to do. Firstly I find out the dates i'm going to be away and then I think of any birthdays/ Christmas / Anniversaries and then I write each person a card for the specific occasion this means I can give them their presents to put away before I go.

2. Think outside the box:
So you know that you aren't going to be there for a prolonged amount of time so what can you do that makes it feel like you are? I give the special people in my life notes or little jars filled with memories and then every time they are missing me they can read one! This is possibly my favourite thing to do as its cost effective but means the world to someone when they are missing you. 

3. Keep in touch
Create group chats before you go away and make sure you add everyone to them, this way it means you can keep everyone updated at the same time and saves you a lot of time rather than having to message everyone individually! This is a LIFE SAVER for me, I don't always have time to message everyone but having one place means I can keep everyone in the loop without wasting time. 

4. Make times together special 
Making sure you make time for everyone is another huge thing, when I come home I have about 2 months and so I make the most of it by organising weekends away, day trips, family nights at home. Being away just means that you value the time together more. 

5. Have fun
This is such an important one to remember, its very easy to dwell upon what you are missing at home but you also need to think about all the fun things you are doing and making the very most of it. 

So there we have it just 5 tips that I do that make working away from home that little bit easier, do you work away from home or have a partner that does? Would love to hear what you think in the comments below. 


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