METCALF MOVING BLOG

December 28, 2023

9 Ways to Engage in Self-Care While Moving

When you’re going through a relocation, taking care of yourself might be the last thing on your mind. Self-care during a household relocation is vital for managing stress and staying healthy. Below are some things you can do to take care of yourself, even while you’re in the middle of a move.

1. Eat Well

Eating well is always important, but it’s never more important than when you’re in the middle of a relocation. Keep healthy snacks on hand so you’ll have the energy to keep packing, planning, and organizing your upcoming relocation. Whenever possible, eat healthy dinners with plenty of vegetables and whole grains. You’ll probably eat a lot of takeout during your relocation, so list nearby restaurants with healthy options.

2. Take Breaks

Remember to take breaks when packing, decluttering, and organizing. It’s easy to get caught up in an activity and forget to take care of yourself, but this can lead to burnout and extra stress. If you must, set an alarm to remind yourself when to sit and enjoy yourself.

3. Follow a Plan

One way to reduce stress during a relocation is to stay organized and have a plan. The more organized you are, the less time you’ll spend worrying about whether you remembered doing everything you needed. You’ll also be able to track deadlines better, and that can reduce your stress as well.

4. Get Help When It’s Needed

Knowing when to ask for help is essential. Pay attention to your stress levels. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, get help from friends and family. If you’re working with a moving company, find out if they have full-service options. They can help you with packing and other activities.

5. Give Yourself a Long Timeline

The less time you give yourself to plan and pack, the more stress and worry you’ll feel. It’s also hard on your body to push yourself to accomplish a lot quickly. If possible, give yourself a long timeline to get through your relocation.

6. Take Walks to De-Stress

Walking can help you manage stress. Even if you have no time, go for short walks around your neighborhood or property. While walking, engage in mindful breathing to help focus your thoughts and let go of your worries.

7. Spend Time with Family and Loved Ones

Many people manage their stress by spending time with people they love. Even though you’re busy, schedule some time with friends and family to help take your mind off the work you need to do. You can make these events short so you’ll still have enough time to get all your work done.

8. Keep Up With Hobbies

Do you have hobbies? Keep up with your hobbies during this time. If possible, put off packing accessories you need for your hobbies until the very last minute so you can continue to do what you love during your relocation.

9. Talk About Your Feelings

You might feel many strong feelings as you prepare for your upcoming relocation. Tell friends and family about how you feel. Expressing yourself can help you feel better and can even bring clarity to confusing feelings.

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