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One of the facts of life is that during a move, you will experience a higher than normal level of stress. This stress can actually do some crazy things to your physical and mental state, so it is certainly not ideal. This may be due to the fact that every move involves both leaving your old home and moving into your new location, pulling you in a number of different directions at the same time. Despite all of this, it is possible to reduce your stress level. Here are some tips to help you to do this.
Taking Your Time.
By starting your moving preparations far enough in advance, you will find that doing a little bit at a time is easy and will allow you to proceed with little stress. A great to help with this is to actually organize things by deciding which rooms to pack first. You might even want to include specific packing goals for each room.
Just bear in mind that different rooms may take longer to pack than others. Because of this, set reasonable goals by giving yourself enough time on a per room basis.
Remove Your Stress Daily.
Spend some time each day trying to actually take care of yourself. Not only will this lower your stress levels, but it will also allow you to be more productive. That, in turn, will help you to get things done even faster. Some ideas for relieving your stress include:
- Deep breathing, especially if you are able to relax your mind and body at the same time.
- Go outside. Take a run or walk, or just go out in the back yard and get out of the house for a bit.
- Turn off the TV, news, or whatever other noise that seems to getting on your nerves.
- Consider using meditation or prayer. Yes, it can really help.
Other Stress Relief Solutions.
There can be a lot of different things that end up leading to moving related stress. The key is to discover where your particular anxiety is coming from. Here are some other tips to help your move go more smoothly with less stress:
- Updating your contact list in an effort to make sure that you will continue to be able to call and talk with all your friends while you move and after arriving in your new location.
- Make commuting time productive. In some cases, the time spent commuting may be stressful. You could take some audio books or even course that can be listened to while driving, calming things down.
- Make sure to eat well and exercise. Sure, you need to invest a few minutes here, but it will make you feel more calm and you will end up having increased energy and feeling more productive.