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This is Why Moving is So Stressful

May 15, 2020 | Moving Guides & Tips

Moving is stressful. There’s no doubt about it. It’s time-consuming, you have to rely on other people, and it often goes hand-in-hand with a major life event. Whether you’re taking the next step with a significant other or moving across the country for a new job, planning and implementing the move is often demanding and taxing.

Why is moving so stressful in the first place? 

From the cozy spot by the fireplace to your favorite window that lets in tons of sunlight, you’ve built attachments to your home. Leaving the things you know and love behind can be painful and challenging. So, what can you do to make this process easier and more exciting?

It’s important to realize you’re not alone. On a survey by E. ON, a British energy company, 60 percent of people chose moving as the most stressful life event. The first step toward handling the stress while moving is knowing it’s normal!

What can you do before moving to help yourself relax?

Prepare for moving day with a plan. Don’t wing it. Create a budget, a timeline, a to-do list—have everything planned out the way you want it to go. This will allow you to better handle “surprises” as they happen. Keep stress at bay by being prepared with how much everything will cost, how long it will take, and so on. 

Set yourself up for success by eating a healthy and balanced diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables are fuel for your body and will give you energy. It’s also important to drink enough water and get enough sleep. Feeling good physically will help you feel good mentally.

What can you do to stay calm on the day of your move?

Now that you’ve successfully prepared, keep the momentum going with a positive mindset. You can’t stop the surprise difficulties from popping up on moving day, but you can choose how you handle them. Stay calm and on top of your game by remembering the following: 

  • You can’t control everything. Not everything will go exactly as planned… and that’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up when problems arise. Instead, remind yourself what you’re capable of. You’ve already made it this far and you’re almost to the finish line!
  • Take time for yourself. In the midst of the chaos, remember to take time for yourself. It’s okay to sit down for a cup of coffee or a fifteen-minute breather.

Don’t let the stress of moving wear you down. With the right techniques, preparation, and attitude, you can shake the tension. Of course, another way to make moving easier on you and your family is by hiring a professional moving company. The team of experts at Bekins can help simplify every step of your next move—give Bekins a call today!

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