How to cope with moving anxiety?
Tips for dealing with anxiety of
|Moving and relocation represents a big change in one's life, that combined with a
lot of work
and responsibility involved, can cause a great deal of anxiety.
Did you know that anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing? Sometimes, it can actually be a driving force that
encourages us to take action. However, constant anxiety can lead to more serious health problems unless we
find a way to cope with it. In this article, we’ll talk about
one common source of anxiety and how to fight it. We will discuss moving anxiety – a problem that
haunts many people. As the moving date is approaching and the end of the to-do list isn’t, many people forget
why they took on this task in the first place. Even though anxiety is a perfectly normal feeling, letting it
take over can be dangerous. If you feel overwhelmed by the whole process, we have some tips to help you cope
with moving anxiety and get things done at the same time.
Analyze your feelings
These tips will help you deal with anxiety, whether it's moving or something
Ask yourself why you are feeling this way. Is the move all that’s bothering you, or is there something else. If
relocation is truly the problem, what is it about relocation that’s causing your anxiety? Is it the deadline? The
cost? The distance?
Write down each one of your concerns. Then, try to focus on the positive instead of the negative. Find solutions
to these problems. For example, if you look for assistance when moving abroad, the to-do list will become much shorter. Write
down the reasons why you are doing this and you’ll see that the end goal is worth the trouble.
The most common signs of anxiety are:
- Poor concentration
- Expecting the worst
- Memory lapse
Make a checklist of everything you need to
Just thinking about all the tasks you have to tackle can make you anxious before you even start preparing for
the move. In your head, it may seem you have a thousand to-dos, while in reality, you have 25. So, once again,
write everything down. This list will help you see things more realistically, prioritize and organize better. As
soon as you complete a task, cross it out – the feeling will be very satisfying. Visualizing your progress will
help reduce moving anxiety.
|When stress of moving gets to you, consciously focus on finding ways to
Take care of your health to cope with moving
Everyone is more or less aware of the importance of diet and
fitness but, somehow, other things always come first. Who has time for that in the middle of relocation?
Unfortunately, stressful situations take a toll on the whole body. When they are anxious, people tend to eat and
sleep less, which only leads to more stress. On top of that, they don’t have time to exercise, or they assume
moving boxes and furniture around is enough exercise.
Eat and drink regularly
Eating and drinking water regularly should be your priority
whatever you do in life. During periods as hectic as relocation, we forget to eat. We skip meals completely or
overcompensate later. We eat junk food because there is no time to cook. You may think this is just temporary and
everything will go back to normal soon. However, you might form a bad habit that will be hard to change later on.
Also, if your body suffers during relocation, your mind will be affected, too. So, try to eat at the same
time every day, and choose wisely what you eat. Raw fruits and vegetables are very good for you, plus, they take no
time to prepare.
Get a good night's sleep
A good night’s sleep can do wonders for coping with moving anxiety. If possible, do not pack your mattress and
ship it to your new home early on unless you have a good alternative. Sleeping on an uncomfortable couch will only
make things worse if you have to deal with back pain on top
of everything else that’s going on. Furthermore, avoid going to bed later than usual. If you are too tense to fall
asleep, play some calming music or read a suitable book.
Find time to exercise
Of course, packing and moving stuff around, as tiring as it is, cannot replace exercising. If you don’t have the
time to go to the gym, you can work out at home. Moderate exercise, like
walking or yoga, will help you sleep better, feel more relaxed and cope with moving anxiety more easily.
Do not hold your breath. Holding our breath is something we often do when we feel stressed out. Take slow, deep
breaths for 3-5 minutes to calm yourself down. This technique is underestimated but it actually works! Besides, it
Get a massage
When things get really stressed, get a massage. Stress relief is one of many advantages of massage therapy. It helps alleviate both physical and
emotional discomfort, improves your posture, circulation and flexibility, and the list goes on.
|In times of distress we always look for comfort and support from others, or,
as is the case when moving, finding a competent mover that will helps us with it.
Find support in others
Having a reliable moving team by your side will bring you peace of mind and make you feel more secure. Hiring
professional moving assistance is easy – just go to fourwinds-ksa.com and find their contact information. Whenever you feel lost, you can ask
your movers for guidance. The fact that your belongings are in skillful hands is a very good reason to
Keeping your feelings inside may lead to a full-on moving anxiety attack. Therefore, turn to your loved ones for
support. Talking to someone will make you feel at ease with your relocation. In case you don’t want to burden your
loved ones with your problems or you feel uncomfortable sharing your personal struggle, consider talking to a
professional. That is a perfectly normal way of coping with moving anxiety.