How to Make Moving Less Stressful
It won’t come as a surprise to many of us that moving into a new home ranks highly as one of the most stressful things you will experience in your life.
Relocating to another property and even another area is bound to cause a high level of anxiety, but there are some ways to keep a lid on those emotions to a certain extent and let you see things through without raising your blood pressure too much.
Here is a look at ways to keep stress under control, including some organizational tips and some proven strategies to keep anxiety to a minimum.
Permission to panic
From the moment you confirm the deal with home builders in Lee County, Florida, or whoever you are buying from, you are bound to get more than a bit excited about the prospect of getting the keys to your new home.
It is actually ok to panic a little about what lies ahead, as allowing yourself to get a tiny bit stressed about all the things you have to get organized for the move to happen, is actually going to help you to focus, and it is a perfectly natural reaction.
Allow yourself a bit of leeway when it comes to stress, and you will often find that this level of control will help you contend better with some potentially stressful situations while the move is taking place.
When you are in the process of moving home your mind will often switch to panic mode when you suddenly remember something you have forgotten to do.
A good way to avoid this happening would be to get organized about the move and make a comprehensive list of the tasks you need to complete in order for the move to go smoothly.
There are hundreds of different things that need to be done as part of the moving process, so it makes good sense to make a list of every task. You can then tick off everything as you go along and you won’t suffer those panic attacks when you have that feeling you have forgotten something.
Don’t rush it
One thing that will be virtually guaranteed to raise your anxiety levels and cause you to get stressed, is rushing a move and setting yourself an unrealistic moving deadline.
Always aim to give yourself enough time to get your move organized properly. Anything less than eight weeks is certainly achievable but at a heavy price most of the time, when your stress levels go through the roof while you rush around trying to get everything done.
Time to relax
Your normal routine will often be thrown into chaos when you are in the process of moving home, but it is important to try and find some downtime and give yourself the opportunity for some rest and relaxation.
There is no doubt that preparing for a move is very time-consuming but you will find that you will cope better with the whole process if you take some time away from a busy schedule to enjoy a dinner out or a trip to the movies.
Give yourself time to relax and it will definitely help keep stress levels under greater control.
Another final tip would be to prepare for the unexpected. Things can and do wrong at times when moving home, so accepting this fact of life will help you to cope if it happens to you.
Faith Parkinson is a property consultant. She enjoys sharing her property insights online and helping people make the first big move.