Moving into a new home is exciting and exhilarating, a positive change to a better environment that denotes success and an upward life trajectory. It can also be extremely stressful.
Moving often happens concurrently with other important life changes: marriage or divorce, new job or new retirement, or an increase or decrease in the number of family members. Even if none of these apply and you’re just moving across the street – the very act of relocating your life can create anxiety and stress. But it doesn’t have to.
Keep calm and carry a box. Learn how to stay calm during your upcoming move with these stress-management tips.
CALL IN THE PROS.
Hire everyone that you can afford to help you make the move a success – not just movers, but also people to help you sort through your belongings, pack things up, clean your house, find new furniture, and decorate your new space. Even for tasks that you enjoy, like grocery shopping or dog walking, it might be a good idea to hire some extra help during the busiest time of the move.
CREATE A CONTEXT-BASED TO-DO LIST FOR YOUR MOVE.
Writing everything down can keep you from getting overwhelmed. It’s hard to keep track of tasks when they are just floating around in your brain, so capture them instead on a to-do list for your move. Break each task down into the smallest steps possible, and organize those steps based on context: calls to make, emails to send, things to research, and decisions to make. Don’t forget to make a list of information that you are waiting to receive from various parties – these are often the tasks that slip through the cracks.
STICK TO YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE.
When the going gets tough, the tough sometimes want to nap on the couch all day long. Even though you may feel exhausted physically and otherwise, deep down you know that regular exercise will make you feel better. At 321 at Water’s Edge, our ocean view fitness center makes it easy to stick to your workout routine. You’ll be inspired to work out on our brand new, state-of-the-art equipment – and the beautiful views of the ocean will have a calming effect on your mind.
REMEMBER TO NOURISH YOURSELF.
What makes you feel nourished and well taken care of? A good night of sleep, long massage, pretty manicure, healthy dinner, yoga practice, or walk on the beach? These are the things that often get pushed aside when we get stressed or involved in a big project – like moving to a new home. Make plans to nourish yourself often. Book that massage, meditate every day, or simply sit in a quiet place and relax.
Moving can be a stressful event – but the day you move into your new home at 321 At Water’s Edge will no doubt be one of the best of your life. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us today.