Moving to a new city is exciting. You anticipate the new adventures that will come from being in a new place. Yet moving is also stressful. Suddenly, you must pack up all your possessions and arrange for movers to take them to a new location. Then, you have to unpack and set up your new home.
When you’ve gotten your belongings to your new home, you’ll want to take a break to de-stress and relax. Here are five ways to do that.
To avoid the pressure of getting the kitchen set up right away, order take-out or delivery for your first few days. Companies such as Door Dash or GrubHub allow you to order cuisine from various nearby restaurants and have it brought to your door. Consider comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese, pizza, pasta, and fried chicken.
Take in a Movie or Music
Stream a fun new movie or go to the theater. Comedies are an excellent choice because laughing soothes tension and calms down your stress response.
Listening to music is also a fantastic way to relieve stress. Music with a slower tempo can quiet the mind and relax the muscles. Research indicates that Native American, Celtic, and Indian music with stringed instruments, drums, and flutes are highly effective at helping to calm the mind. In addition, nature sounds, especially when mixed with classical, light jazz, or easy listening, relax most people. However, what soothes one person may be different from what comforts another.
Take a Nap
While taking a nap might seem strange when you’re facing all the work of unpacking, getting the extra rest is a good idea. Moves require a lot of energy. Your body and mind need some time to recuperate. If you dislike naps, go to bed early for a few nights instead.
Have a Relaxation Day
Pamper yourself. Perhaps take time out for a spa day that might include a massage, manicure, and pedicure. Massages can help relax your muscles. Some spas even incorporate essential oils and soothing music as part of the relaxation process. Many pedicures also include a foot massage.
Take A Walk
Our bodies need exercise to perform well and stay healthy, and exercise, especially walking, is also an excellent way to relieve stress. You gain benefits regardless of how fast or how slowly you walk. In addition, walking allows for the release of brain chemicals that improve our mood; this effect is intensified if you meditate while walking.
Meditating while walking isn’t complicated; you can count “one-two,” one-two” as you take each step. Focusing your mind on counting the steps will move it away from other concerns for the moment.
Moving doesn’t have to keep you frazzled for days after your move. You can practice some of these techniques to allow your mind and body to relax and make the first few days in your new home both productive and calm.
Contact us for a free quote. We can help with your move and relieve some of that stress.