We’ve said it time and time again: moving is stressful. There’s so much to keep track of--and even more to plan, pack, organize, and actually transport. It’s easy for even the most prepared person to get overwhelmed. The worse you’re feeling during a move, the worse the move itself is likely to go. That’s why we’ve decided to give you some tips on how to keep yourself relaxed.
You don’t only have to use these suggestions while moving, either. They’ll definitely help during that or any other stressful situation you may find yourself in. Have a good move!
Write to-do lists
Moving comes with a lot of moving parts. It can feel impossible to keep everything on the to-do list straight... unless you write it all down. You don't have to keep everything in your head - it's totally okay to write things down, and, honestly, it's going to help out a lot even if you're a very organized person. Something as simple as an easy-to-reference checklist can make a big difference for your peace of mind.
Take time to meditate
Here is a simple guide to at-home meditation for when you're feeling especially overwhelmed and need to clear your head: First, find a comfortable and quiet place to sit. Close your eyes and breathe in deep through your nose, exhaling slowly out of your mouth. Quietly decide on a mantra - a simple phrase that represents the feeling you are trying to reach at the moment. Something like, "relax and remember." Repeat it to yourself silently.
Don't actively try to clear your mind. Just repeat the mantra quietly for as long as you need and then, taper off and find silence. Sit, eyes closed, breathing, and just exist. When you open your eyes again, you'll feel refreshed and ready to go.
Take time in general
Don’t rush. You don’t have to. Give yourself enough time through every step of the process so nothing creeps up on you and you’ll be fine.
Hire a babysitter
All parents know that even when your kids are well-behaved, they’re still making getting things done ten times more difficult. If you’re in the middle of a move, consider spending a few dollars to have someone look after the kids so you don’t have to worry about them getting underfoot, getting hurt, or getting into and unpacking boxes that are definitely not supposed to be unpacked. The extra bucks will be well worth the peace of mind.
Try some tried-and-true de-stressing techniques
There have been a million and one articles written about simple and easy ways to destress without having to spend unnecessary money or go anywhere. Some of the most accessible techniques include taking time to exercise, slowly breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth, or taking time to unplug and get lost in a good book.
Take your time, breathe, stay organized, and take care of your family and sense of self… and you’ll be ready to tackle any move with ease. If you ever need help storing things during, after, or in between moves (and want help de-stressing even further), never hesitate to get in touch with the team at Storage Direct.