Whether exciting or traumatic, moving is surely one of the most memorable events of our lives. It can evoke a sense of mixed feelings, all at the same time! It depends on the moving company that you have hired whether it shall leave a negative or positive impact on you. However, no matter what, it surely is taxing both for your body and mind. It causes you more stress than you think. The stress caused by relocations can be compared to that caused by the death of a near and dear one, exams, loss of job etc. Sounds weird, right? The question you must be asking is that whether it is possible at all to get rid of this negative anxiety. In fact, it can be made enjoyable as well for you. Your moving services plays a conspicuous part in it. Also,
here are some smart tricks for you to follow that shall act as stress-busters as well:
Hire reliable and reputed moving services
This is the most evident reason for your mental stress. Unless you sure that you can rely upon the moving company you have hired, you cannot get peace of mind during the entire process. First and foremost, research deeply and only then hire a credible and well-reputed relocation services. In fact, you might consider the recommendations given by your close friends. Also, make sure to go through genuine customer reviews. Talk to the moving company representative before hiring them.
Get to know all the services that they provide. Also, get to know their list of “non-allowables” so that you can be prepared beforehand to get rid of those things or carry them with yourself. Pets are included in this list. Make arrangements beforehand and do not blame it on the company later. Get rid of useless materials. The more the items, the more the overall moving cost. Also, make sure to know the average moving cost before you hire the company. It can help you estimate the rough expenses. One of the main concerns is the moving of your specialty items. Professional moving companies have a well-equipped team for the moving of your valuable items like piano or TV with full protection. So, you need not worry. Movers do all the physical labor and surely reduces your mental trauma.
Work on new routines
Post-shifting, prepare a new routine for yourself. As your old routine might not work in the new ambience, you might feel all the more worried. Think logically and prepare a time-table. Your new home might be closer or further away from your office. So, you need to get up accordingly and make breakfast accordingly. You can even include few recreational activities such as yoga classes, gym, laughing club etc. every individual has a different mode of reducing stress. Find yours if you haven’t found it yet.
Planning ahead can not only reduce stress but reduce your overall moving cost as well. Unbelievable but true! You can cut down extra charges of packing certain things by doing it on your own beforehand. However, don’t forget to take guidance from the moving experts. Make an inventory so that you can check all the items have been moved. Doing things in the eleventh hour can give way to nothing but solely stress.
Get yourself mentally prepared
It is easier said than done! However, at least make an effort to condition your mind prior to shifting. It gets tougher if the decision of moving was not in your favor. May be it was your wife’s or parents’ decision. However, if it is inevitable, you have to surrender to the decision made. A new place might not be that a bad idea. You might make new and better friends and surroundings. You can get yourself indulged in yoga, meditation or acrobatics to instill positivity within yourself.
Pay a prior visit to your new home, if shifting locally
In case of a local move, you have the advantage of going over to your new place and research the area a bit to familiarize. The true story is that people are always more comfortable when they feel prepared. So you should play your part. For example, find the schools, the doctor chambers, the malls, the restaurants and the parks in the new locality. Ask people to get an idea of the cultural or sports events that occur in the area. Get a vibe of the new place. Who knows, you might start liking it better here!
Pay heed to your emotional requirements
Do not neglect your emotional needs. Do not be an escapist. Deal with it. If you feel you are not comfortable with the idea of moving, face it. But the decision has been made by the elders or the other members of your family, so you might not be able to change it. Accept it. But think to yourself that nobody is comfortable with changes. But certain times you yourself need to mold in order to get adapted and it will only make you stronger.
Meet up with your neighbors or friends who had been living in the same area
You can meet up with your kind neighbors or good friends that you had made in the same locality. Talk to them and decide that you shall be having a grand party or get-together once every month. It is not like you are leaving them forever.
Get introduced to the new neighbors in a friendly way
Again, this is possible only when you are moving locally. It might not be the best idea for your comfort zone, but real adventure begins out of your comfort zone! Take the initiative to introduce yourself to your neighbors. Not all might be that friendly, but that is ok. You just need a few friendly neighbors to make you feel at ease.
Focus on your future
Past is over. It is time for you to embrace your new future with open arms and set out for new endeavors.