The process of moving can be incredibly stressful. With so many moving parts and deadlines to handle you might find yourself wishing you could just stay put. Unfortunately, this stress will hinder the progress you make while you’re preparing for your move. In extreme cases, moving stress can even cause catastrophic health problems. This is why it’s important to remember to take time for yourself while you move.
At Movin-On Movers, our goal is to literally as well as figuratively, take the load off our customers. We do not want our customers memories of their move to be filled with stress and frustration.We want your moving experience instead to be remembered as a time of excitement and joy. We can do the heavy lifting, but the “self time” is all up to you. Here are a few suggestions for unique and fun ways to relax as you continue your moving preparations.
Get a Massage
During the moving process, it’s easy to internalize all the stress you’re experiencing. As opposed to other stressful situations where it might be easier to let off some steam. The moving process can be so grueling that you don’t have time to relax until something breaks. To help release this stress, consider getting an hour long massage.
This is a great way to take some time for yourself, while still not interrupting the moving process. Let Movin-On Movers take the reins while you get a bit of moving stress massaged away. The relief you experience will likely be the extra shot of energy you need to finish off your moving process with flying colors.
If you can spare several hours or an entire day, taking a trip to explore the area around your new home might be just what the doctor ordered. Getting away will allow you to forget about all the moving stress for a while. As well as familiarizing yourself with your new neighborhood. Even if you’re moving to a new neighborhood in the same city, there’s likely some local hangouts you’ve never heard of that you can take time to experience.
Go to a Movie
While the thought of spending way too much for tickets and snacks might not be your ideal way to relax, the escapism that a movie shown at a theatre can provide could be just what you need to get your head back in the moving game. Even if your A/V equipment is still set up, don’t settle for a movie at home, as the idea is to get away from that for a while. So, grab some popcorn, suspend your disbelief, and before you know it, the hero saving the day will seem much more important than all the boxes that still need to be packed.
The moving process can inherently cause you to become very “me-focused.” After all, you’re spending a lot of money on your new house or apartment. Unexpected purchases to make your move successful can occasionally be costly. Ensure your new home is move in ready, then take a break to relieve a little stress.
There’s no better way to release your moving stress, then, than to volunteer at a soup kitchen or animal shelter for an afternoon. Once you are able to focus on others and realize that the world continues to move on in the midst of all your craziness, you’ll be much more likely to not get upset over small setbacks that occur during your move.
Head to Someplace Tranquil
Your home is your tranquil escape from the stresses of the world. When you’re moving, however, your home feels more like a chaotic runaway train. Anyplace you can go that can restore that feeling of calm and tranquility will do wonders to help you relieve your moving stress.
Where you go really depends on what you find most tranquil and beautiful. If you enjoy animals, you might go to an aquarium or zoo. If you enjoy art, you might consider an art museum or even a “make your own” art studio. Whatever brings you peace, though, try and find an activity that will make that peace happen.
Keep the End in Mind
No matter how chaotic your moving process becomes, keep reminding yourself that there is an end to all the craziness. When you finally make it to your new home and get settled in, all the busyness of the past several weeks or months will begin to fade from memory. In the meantime, though, taking the right steps to keep yourself relaxed will have many positive benefits as you seek to make your move as efficient as possible.
Give Us a Call Today at Movin-On Movers so we can assist you with your next move