One of the top stresses in life is moving to a new home. We’ve all been there – the planning, the packing, the unexpected problems – so what can you do to help ease your worries?
We know that not everyone has a magic crystal ball to foresee into the future, so we have put together a few quick tips that could help ease your moving stress:
Prepare, prepare, prepare! Having a checklist of all the things you need to do to help your move go smoothly will help you in the long run. Having an idea of what needs to be packed, moved, or put in storage; changing your addresses and contact information; contact numbers for moving companies, your landlord, and any of your friends who have signed up to help. There is nothing wrong with planning ahead. Staying organized and focused will help you to feel in control of your move and surroundings.
If you’re moving to a new area, or an area you’re already familiar with, it can help to know the best routes, what’s close by, what special events and attractions happen or are in the area.
Having a sense of understanding for your new community and what is close by will help ease you into settling into your new home. Being aware of your surroundings and routes will make you more aware of the time you need to plan ahead so you can still enjoy doing the things that keep you active, just on a different schedule.
Once you’ve done your planning, your purchasing of moving essentials, you may find yourself ahead of the game. There is no shame in hiring professional movers to help. Having the movers take care of all the heavy lifting will take away some of your stress, and free your mind up for other items on your checklist.
Whether it was your choice to move or not, try to see the positive side of it. You’ll be able to experience new things and make new friends, join new groups, attend different activities you may not have in the past – stepping out of your comfort zone might be exactly what you needed. Many people tend to feel overwhelmed with change – and that is okay! Remember that you are surrounded by friends and family who can provide you the support you need. Taking care of your mental health is just as important. Once you’re able to express your feelings and stress, you may find that it will help you move past them and into a more eased state of mind. You may even find a class nearby at the local gym where you can release some of those tensions from the move, and make new friends while you’re at it!
Try your best to seize this opportunity as a wonderful, new step towards your future! The ending of an era also means the beginning of a new one. Whether you are moving or not, we hope that these tips can effectively help decrease some of your stress during those difficult situations!