There are few tasks in adult life that are as anxiety and stress-inducing as moving to a new place. Having to deal with packing everything up, getting a home sold, getting a home bought, and moving into a new place can just feel like an overwhelming amount of work on top of all of your other day-to-day responsibilities. Staying in control of it all can easily start to feel impossible and discouraging. But don’t despair, here are three simple ways to take care of your health when moving for the healthiest you possibly can.
Get Enough Sleep
The first thing that you need to do to take care of your health when moving is to get enough sleep. While it can be tempting to pull nightery trying to get your home packed up, it will come back to bite you. Getting enough sleep is critical for your mental and physical health as well as your stamina, energy, cognition, and pretty much everything else. You should never forgo getting a healthy amount of sleep to get ahead on your move – there will be time for everything.
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Another critical thing that you have to do to take care of your health when moving is to take care of your mental health. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it requires just as much care and attention as well. Moving to a new home can involve a lot of anxiety. Make sure that you are discussing how you feel with someone you trust, whether it be a friend, spouse, or therapist. Be sure that you are being kind to yourself and allow yourself to be a little sad about moving if you are, it’s all going to be okay.
The final thing that you can do to care for your health when moving is to hire helpers. While it can be tempting to do everything yourself and save money, that is a surefire way to overwork yourself. You can hire movers to handle the move, and even hire packers if you must. The key thing is to not leave everything to yourself. Even if it’s just offering your friends some pizza for their assistance, you can’t do it alone.
Moving is a very stressful situation. And stressful life situations can often lead us to poor states of overall health. Make sure that you are following these three tips to care for your health during your next move.
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