How Long Does Post-moving Fatigue Last?
After you have spent so much time working on the moving process and feeling exhausted all the time, it can feel as if you will be fatigued forever. In fact, some people claim that they felt tired for a whole year after the move. After moving you then have to face up to the fact that very many boxes (up to even hundreds of them) are waiting for you to unpack and organize the items in the house. So, how long does post-moving fatigue last?
Factors that determine how fast you recover from fatigue
- Extent of the fatigue. There are several stages to post-moving fatigue depending on when you noticed it. Some people continue to push themselves hard even after they have realized the signs of fatigue. The longer you continue to abuse your body and go against its will, the harder it will be for you to recover. People who identify the signs early and stop themselves before it gets any farther are able to recover within a few days with just sleep and a good diet.
- How well you rest. The best solution to fatigue is enough rest and sleep so the body can repair itself and go back to normal. How fast you recover from fatigue depends on how much rest you are getting. While some people stop the unpacking and cleaning, they have to continue going to work and taking care of the family meaning they still don’t rest. It’s hard to recover quickly in such a situation. However, someone who takes some time off work and asks for help with the kids and house chores to get complete rest is able to recover in record time.
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- Your diet. A great diet is key to repairing and replenishing the body after moving. What you are eating and your eating habits will greatly affect the time your body takes to go back to normal. The rule of thumb is to stay away from fatty, processed and sugary foods. Instead, indulge in foods that have life and plenty of supplements and water. With such a diet and eating three to four times a day, it shouldn’t take long to recover.
- The environment. How conducive for recovery is the environment you are in? While you may not have finished unpacking and organizing, experts say that living in a messy crowded place will stress you out. Try to get someone to finish the job for you so you can have the peaceful, clutter-free environment you need to recover. Alternatively, go out and check into a hotel for a few days so you can just relax and sleep.
- How you deal with stress. If you have found positive ways to deal with stress and the emotional turmoil of moving, you will recover faster. The best thing is to get out there and explore the neighborhood, accept social invites and do things that make you happy. Focus on the positives instead of the negatives and get plenty of help.
Ideally, if you are taking care of yourself, post-moving fatigue shouldn’t last more than a week tops after the move. With enough rest, good diet and a positive mentality, you can be up and running in a few days.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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