How to Manage Stress When You Move
Moving is a huge undertaking, and it’s not uncommon to be stressed out about it. Whether you’re moving for work or relocating your family because of a new job offer, we know that the process can be nerve-wracking and exhausting. But don’t worry! We’ve got some handy tips on how to make this move as smooth as possible and handle moving stressors:
The first thing you should do is to prioritize the items that need to be taken care of first. If you’re moving for work, it’s likely your employer will handle all paperwork and lodging arrangements until after you’ve arrived at your new destination. This means that if possible, try not to pack anything before speaking with them about what needs to take place upon arrival .
Also important: organize a move out date once everything has been confirmed! Make sure this line up with either one of your pay checks or give yourself enough time (at least two weeks) between leaving and starting your new job so as not to lose any money in transit.
If necessary, make an itinerary of places you’ll visit en route depending on how far away from home you are; this will give you an idea of how much time it’ll take to get there. An example would be: I-95 North, exit #45, gas station on right for snacks and caffeine, next rest stop 30 miles up the road within walking distance from a shower facility.
You might also want to consider giving your destination city a quick search online before you make any travel arrangements or book accommodations; this way you can familiarize yourself with what’s nearby once everything has been settled! This could save you some headaches down the line if something goes wrong that requires immediate attention.
The last thing we recommend doing is staying connected throughout your journey . Whether you’re using social media apps like Snapchat (for those who 21+) or calling friends along.