Four Ways to Cope with the Overwhelming Stress of Moving

Four Ways to Cope with the Overwhelming Stress of Moving

Four Ways to Cope with the Overwhelming Stress of Moving

Moving to a new home, a new town, or a new state can be extremely stressful. There are many moving parts, quite literally. When you try to juggle all of these responsibilities without taking care of your mental health, your stress may start to eat away at you. As experts in anxiety counseling in Orlando, we can help you get through these tough life transitions with ease and grace. Although moving can be stressful, there are a few things you can do to cope with the stress surrounding your move.

Be Prepared

When you move, you quite literally have a lot of moving parts. You will need to coordinate with the moving company, real estate agents, any family or friends, pet sitters, babysitters, and much more. Then, you will also need to actually pack all of your belongings in preparation for moving day. Because all of these elements take time and energy, it is best that you stay as prepared as possible. Make checklists so you don’t forget anything, and enlist help to keep things moving smoothly throughout these few days.

Research Your New Home

Are you feeling anxious about your new home? Are you moving into an unfamiliar city? When you are struggling to accept the new normal, it can help to take some time to familiarize yourself with the area- before you even move there. By researching your new neighborhood and city, you can start to get excited about new experiences and adventures you will have them. You can also become familiar with road names and directions to help guide you through these new places.

Have the Right Attitude

Keep perspective when you are moving. When you feel overwhelmed, remind yourself of the new opportunities and reasons you are moving. Are you excited about a new job? Do you want to live closer to friends and family? Moving can be bittersweet, as it is both an ending and a beginning. Focusing on the anticipation and exciting things ahead can help shift your focus towards more positive thinking.

Enlist the Help of Friends and Family

Don’t do it alone. When you have people to lean on, you can feel less overwhelmed by all the tasks and jobs you may have ahead of you. Try to get people to come out when they can to help you pack boxes, move furniture, host yard sales, and actually move your stuff from the old home to the new home. When you are surrounded by people you love, you will be less likely to succumb to the feelings of stress.

Make moving fun again by following these steps and taking care of your mental health needs before it all becomes too much. To cope with difficult transitions and overwhelming stress, consider reaching out to our professionals in anxiety counseling in Orlando for help. Contact us to hear about our counseling services and book your appointment with us today!

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