Self-compassion battles homesickness

The lack of self-compassion could be a contributing factor in the development of homesickness, according to a recent study.

Self-compassion is defined in the study as “the degree to which people treat themselves kindly during distressing situations.” The study found that having self-compassion could potentially help many new college students adapt to campus life, thereby improving their overall college experience.

By Zarah Udwadia |