Stress and International move

6 tips to cope with the stress of moving

Leaving your daily life, your family, friends, your routine… is not easy! Here are 6 recommendations for making the best of moving to a new place, making it less stressful and more enjoyable.

Moving: step by step

Take enough time to say goodbye to your friends and family. Spending enough time to greet the people you care about before you leave is essential to facilitate the transition from the old to the new.

Spring cleaning before leaving

Let’s be honest: arriving is definitely more exciting than leaving. However, a well-organized arrival is only possible through a well-managed leaving phase: it will be necessary to spend a few hours tidying up, cleaning, sorting. In this way, you will leave with a clear conscience, ready to see and buy new stuff.

Avoid procrastination

The watchword is anticipation! The enemy is procrastination! Make a list of things you absolutely need to do and try to evaluate how much time you will need to spend on each action. Stick to this list by trying to stay as close as possible to what you have planned.

Don’t lose anything when moving

Build up an accurate list of your belongings: the anxiety of losing some objects or other furniture will be reduced. You will be able to control afterwards that none of your belongings is missing. In addition, feel free to keep any valuable personal effects with you.

Look at the future

Don’t look back on your past life. Focus on what is coming and be positive. Imagine yourself in your new life, in your new home, let yourself be inspired by your positive thoughts, in a new life that turns out to be fulfilling.

The D-day: relax!

So that everything goes well on the day of your move, a good night’s sleep and a good diet are two of the most important aspects. Have a good walk when waking up, or take your time to have a decent breakfast to release yourself from the accumulated anxiety. During the day, have a good time, have fun, make this day pleasant and entertaining. Of course, do not forget to drink a lot of water, and never forget that after the physical effort you will be able to enjoy the comfort of your new home!

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