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How to Take the Stress Out of Moving

Moving can be an exciting new start, however, it's also famously known as one of the most stressful experiences of modern life. There are a seemingly never-ending list of important decisions to be made and the scale of it all can sometimes become overwhelming. There are many different factors to take into consideration when moving, in particular when moving to an entirely new state.  First of all, you have to ask yourself, is moving right for you? Only after doing this can you start to look for your new home

Leaving a home, city or state you love is not easy though and this emotional attachment can increase your stress even further. Below we cover 3 tips which should help to reduce moving anxiety, get you back on track and rekindle the excitement of a fresh start.

 1. Spend some time prepping

During your move, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of consequential decisions to make and laborious tasks to complete. These tasks, though, don't have to add stress to your move if you are aware of them and how to navigate them effectively. Determine your moving budget ahead of time and create a moving day schedule and rough timeline. If you have children, take some time to prepare for their transition into a new school. 

2. Focus on the good

A positive mindset will significantly lower your stress during a move and enhance your satisfaction in your new home. We hope that you'll quickly beat the moving blues after spending some time in the sunshine state, however creating a positive mindset can be easier said than done. You can start by asking yourself why previous homes felt significant and determine what aspects of a home you value most. Next, write down some things that you would love to keep doing, dream of doing, or hope to change in your new home. Finally, share your struggles or sadness with someone you trust and ask them for help during the transition.

3. Create a new sense of home

One of the best ways to lower stress is to recreate familiar settings. This is especially helpful during a move, which is largely a step into the unknown. Visit some local restaurants and coffee shops and return back to the ones you liked, pursue what you love in your new environment, rework your old routines or establish a new routine you enjoy, all of this will help promote a sense of security and familiarity with your new surroundings. You can also create a calm environment and make your house feel especially homey by decorating it in a way that uniquely expresses your style and story. Bring your personality into your home, be selective about your colors and put up photos of cherished memories and people in your life, or artwork that inspires you. 

Moving can feel like a mix of emotions and can be quite exhausting, but it also could be the beginning of a great new chapter of your life!


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