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Relieving Your Moving Stress
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As you prepare to move,
you may feel as if you are planning two simultaneous moves: relocating to your
new home and moving out of your current location.
You may feel as though you are being pulled in two different
directions, as the stress of your pending move continues to rise. Luckily, there
are various ways to relax that can help you relieve your moving stress.
Planning AheadIf you have a list of items to organize, then you
can start planning which rooms to pack first. This list can be used to give you
specific packing goals for each room. Make sure to give yourself time
to pack, since certain rooms may take longer to sort through than others. You
want to avoid exacerbating the stress of trying to finish packing a room in one
day, when it might actually take three days.
Daily Stress ReliefTime might be in short supply before you
move, so relieving your stress whenever you get some down-time can help you
develop a stress-relief routine. If time is an issue, then the following
suggestions may fit into a busy schedule:
- Take a walk.
- Turn off the news.
- Try aromatherapy.
- Take a short vacation.
Supplement Your Stress Relief
Make sure that you give yourself enough time to plan, pack,
and relax. Relocating can be overwhelming, but you can explore ways to
circumvent and reduce stress before you move. Finding ways to relieve your
moving stress can help you positively transition into the next phase of your
Perhaps you want to
supplement your daily activities with more long-term solutions for your moving
stress. Removing or reducing other stresses in the following ways can make a
positive impact on your move.
- Keep your contact list current. It can be difficult to move away from
friends and family. Keeping an up-to-date contact list can help you feel
connected to people you care about.
- Ease the stress of commuting. Your commute can contribute to moving
stress. Creating a list of songs to listen to while you go to work can reduce
your stress level. Also, listening to books on tapes can be a soothing commute
- Cook nutritious meals. Eating well and keeping a healthy diet will
help you feel good about yourself as you move to your new
Author : Patrick Hanan
on August 27, 2009
Movers.com - Moving Expert