| Apr 22, 2015
Like it or not, even the most seamless of moves will still tend to rank as one of the most stressful events you will take on over the years. From covering all your preliminary bases to packing your entire house in time for your moving date, if one of the steps of the process doesn’t stress you out along the way, odds are that some other step will—getting drained along the way can be downright inevitable.
Fortunately, getting bummed out by moving doesn’t have to be a losing battle the whole way through. While there’s no doubt that moving will prove to be quite the challenge for both your mental fortitude and your physical capabilities, keeping yourself from letting the drudgery get to you in the long haul is both extremely possible and extremely encouraged!
Keep your Moving Process Light
Regardless of how big your haul ends up being, it will be important to keep your entire move as light as possible—no, not in terms of weight, but in everything from your mood along the way to your general demeanor during the difficult weeks (or even months) ahead.
An important thing to keep in mind during the early stages of your move is that the process is going to take a great deal of time from start to finish—even after your moving day, it could potentially take weeks for you to fully unpack, settle in, and finish sorting out all the necessary paperwork.
Try to do whatever you can to keep your spirits up—whether it be treating the moving process like a game, listening to lots of music along the way, or even setting aside times to get out with friends and let off some steam, treating yourself well (and motivating yourself to stay positive) will make or break your moving experience right from the start.
Communication is Key
One underrated aspect of alleviating the negative nature of a moving season is to communicate with friends as much as possible. It may not seem like much, but bouncing your woes and worries off even just a small handful of one or two people can be a highly effective way to air (and sort) your trepidations in a healthy way—one of the main ways that moving becomes a burden for many is that their stress factors become bottled up over time.
Venting should prove to be a highly effective way to gain a greater grasp on what exactly you can expect to be at odds with throughout your move (and not be blindsided by challenges at the last minute).
Treat Yourself (and Others)
Taking small breaks along the way to be nice to yourself and make the process easier on yourself will have a much greater effect than what you may initially expect—whether it be going out to eat, doing a bit of retail therapy, or even just going out with friends at all, everything will go a long way in bringing you back down from your sky high moving stress levels.
Alternately, it can help your trepidation, just as much to make the effort of doing these same nice things for others—doubly so if you have friends that are taking the time to help you out with your move along the way. Not only will this help ensure that the bond formed through the collaborative moving process ends up being a positive one, but it will ease overall tension and make you feel more secure that you’re on the right path along the way.