Congratulations! You’ve got the new job offer and the perfect place lined up in your new city. The only thing standing in the way of your perfect future life is the move. It seems simple enough. All you have to do is take all of your things, your entire life, and stuff them into a few boxes that will then be handled by strangers as they make their journey to your new home. Nothing stressful about that, right?
Well, it seems there is. Some people report that moving your house can be more stressful than a death in the family. There are a ton of things to think about and they all seemingly must go perfect in order for you to achieve your new life. But don’t worry, if you ever feel overwhelmed there are a variety of different ways to deal with this moving stress. And always remember they are not alone. There are countless numbers of people going through the same stress as you. That’s why we’re writing this blog.
Here are three proven ways to reduce moving stress:
1. Remove Clutter And Purge. It’ll Feel Good.
There is a reason that yoga studios are incredibly minimalistic. You won’t find much furniture in one. You might call it feng shui, but we see it as an uncluttered space that allows you to focus. Do the same for your house.
It’s time to go through all of your belongings and truly rank what is important. You’ll likely find that you’re holding onto a lot of stuff that you simply don’t need. The good news is that somebody out there in the world actually does need it. And you could be that somebody that gives it to them.
There are a lots of ways to purge your stuff in a helpful manner. You could sell it for cheap at a yard sale, you could donated for a tax deduction at Salvation Army or you can simply toss it away in a sustainable manner. No matter which way you do it, you’ll actually end up feeling pretty good about it.
2. Create Time
This one might be easier said than done, but you must force yourself to block off a good chunk of time to tackle your move. Do whatever you need to do, take time off of work, pawn the children off on your parents-in-law, and ignore friends if you have to. You’ll feel much better if you have a good concrete block of time in order to achieve your goal.
You don’t have to get into meditation to understand the benefits of deep breathing. Research shows that finding a quiet place and breathing in deeply through your nose while exhaling out of your mouth reduces stress dramatically. Pretty simple.