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How To Prepare Your Mind For Moving

How To Prepare Your Mind For Moving

By Karen Thorogood | May 20, 2019

How To Prepare Your Mind For Moving

Moving home is often considered a very stressful experience, which is very time consuming, and expensive. It is also one of the most significant events in most people’s lives.

Preparing to move in advance helps to make moving day a success. But most people only physically prepare to move in advance.

Let’s take a look at how to prepare your mind for moving.

The Psychological Impact

It’s hard to predict any side effects which may be caused by a move, which can last anywhere from a few weeks up until a few years.

By preparing your mind for what to expect before you move, it not only helps your emotional wellbeing, it does for the people in your life as well.

Life is unpredictable, and it’s never possible to know what the future may hold. But, by preparing mentally before and during your move, it will allow the move to be a success. Also, finding trustworthy and reliable interstate movers will make the process more smooth.

Plan Everything

The basis of every successful move is done with detailed planning. It will also help to reassure you that you have everything under control.

Make a thorough list of all the tasks you need to complete before moving. Then add all these tasks into a weekly planner. You should give yourself 8 weeks to prepare for a move.

A physical planner helps to provide a clearer view of the big picture and helps to lower the stress which comes with moving day.

Most people are time poor these days, so sticking to a schedule is easier said than done.

Moving day will most likely approach quicker than you anticipated. But, with these tips, it will help you be more mentally prepared for when the time comes.

Time To Say Goodbye

The best way to say an emotional goodbye is to spend quality time with your family and friends before you move away. Organise a farewell party, invite your closest friends over. Or perhaps go to your favourite restaurant for a nice dinner, see a movie or a quiet walk in a park.

These moments are the best way to let your loved ones know about your upcoming life change. As well as allow you to discuss keeping in touch, and when you will next see each other again. Remember when people care, they find a way to stay in touch.

Visit Your Favourite Places A Final Time

Besides saying goodbye to the people you care about, it’s also important to revisit your favourite places. It may be years before you get a chance to return to them. Walk through your old suburb a final time, or visit your best places. Remember the good memories, and also take some photos – which will bring back good times anytime you look at them in the future.

A Change May Be What You Need

Try to stay calm no matter the situation, both before and after the move. Things may go wrong, but you should try to stop worrying about things you can’t control. Instead focus on the things you can. You’ll be better equipped to deal with things as best as possible.

There are always ways you could have done something differently. But it’s best to look to the future, and deal with things as best as possible, and keep a positive approach.

Instead, focus on the advantages or relocating. Such as a better job, a bright future, and new friends which you can enjoy life with.

Replace any fear of the unknown with excitement for what lays ahead.

If you are dealing with stress, Health Direct provides excellent resources, as well as how to seek professional help.

Ensuring your move is well planned, is a huge way to mentally prepare for moving. Optimove are stress-free professional removalists who handle everything for you, allowing you to sit back and relax. Contact us today for an obligation free quote. Call 1300 400 874 or contact us online.

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