Moving, at the best of times, is difficult. So, when you add the extra emotional stress of a major life change, such as a divorce, death or economic crisis, a move can be a breaking point. Here are some tips to making your shift easier and less stressful.
Try Not to Make Rash Decisions
Before you throw out everything attached to a bad memory, step back and consider if it’s something you really can’t live with. If you can’t – you really can’t – get rid of it. Don’t make decisions out of spite. Usually, those decisions end up being regretted.
Ask for Help
Our pride can be such a hindrance sometimes, making us feel like we should be able to handle the situation on our own. Moving is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do – moving into a new life, is even tougher. So, if you need some tasks done, or you need help packing or sorting things (like the neighbor who kindly sorted my mother’s clothes) or you need a babysitter, ask your friends, family and neighbors.
Be Good to Yourself
Starting a new life is emotionally and physically draining. Be good to yourself during this time. If you’re tired, sleep; if you’re wanting time alone, give it to yourself. Go get your hair styled or get a massage or take some time to watch a movie or two, even if you feel like there’s so much to do. By giving yourself what you need, you’re allowing yourself to heal.