How Post-Moving Fatigue Can Affect Your Daily Life
It is hard to deny the fact that moving to a new home comes with many activities such as finding the new house, preparing, packing, as well as hiring a moving company. Additionally, the day of the move can be stressful in itself such that by the time your mover gets you to the house, you are so exhausted especially in a case where you are moving over a long distance. In most cases, people who engage in a hectic and stressful move end up in a state of tiredness, weariness, and lack of energy. Did you know that post-moving fatigue could have adverse impacts on your daily life? Here are some of the ways in which such fatigue can affect your daily activities:
- It affects your ability to sleep well or even sleep at all: The majority of people who move to a new house tend to suffer from insomnia after the move due to much stress. Fatigue has significant effects on your general behavior and moods. Lack of sleep is just one of the ways that fatigue can manifest itself. Usually, if you engage in a stressful moving process, you may find it hard getting sleep both during and after the move. With sleep being an important aspect for a healthy individual, lack of it can lead to significant negative impacts on your physical and mental health.
- Leads to muscle aches: Most people who move to a new home complain of increased cases of muscle aches after the move. In some cases, such conditions can go for as long as a year. Fatigue leading to muscle ache is very dangerous. The implication is that attending to your daily activities becomes challenging and at times impossible.
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- Develops into depression: Depression refers to a deep feeling of sadness. Moving to a new home can leave you depressed. There are some cases when you move without your consent –perhaps following a divorce, or work issues. In case of such issues, it is possible to experience post-moving fatigue that results in depression. Usually, depression is bad for your body’s health in that it affects not only your thoughts and feelings, but also how you go about your daily activities such as working, eating, as well as sleeping.
- Lowers your productivity: To carry on with your daily activities after a move is inevitable. For example, if you moved for work, the chances are high that you only have a short period before resuming work. Nevertheless, being productive whether at work or at home can be challenging especially when experiencing post-moving fatigue. High stress levels, depression, aching muscles, and constant headaches or migraines can make your production levels go down, or in the worst cases, you will not be productive at all.
Moving to a new home is exciting at times. This is not always the case especially where you do not move willingly. Whichever the case, there is stress involved. Much of this stress can have adverse impacts on you instantly or afterwards. While it might be hard to prevent stress, hiring a trustworthy and experienced mover can help you get to your destination with little post-moving fatigue to worry about.
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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