Most people consider moving to be stressful. Indeed, 45 percent of people told a recent survey that moving was the most stressful event of their lives. Moving, however, also has excellent benefits, enabling people to advance their careers or locate closer to relatives or recreational opportunities.
The key to moving is finding ways to relieve stress, relax, and unwind afterward. Here are ten ways to relax after the move.
1. Order Takeout
Ordering takeout removes the urgency of unpacking and settling into your kitchen. Comfort food, such as fried chicken and mac and cheese, is one option. Another option is to use the opportunity to try a different type of cuisine, perhaps one unique to the area.
2. Take a Walk
Walking promotes the release of endorphins which help our bodies relax. Walking also has other health benefits, such as reducing the risks of diabetes and heart disease. Walking around your new neighborhood can also help you learn more about the community. It may also help you meet your neighbors.
3. Enjoy a Massage
Consider scheduling a massage a day or two after your move. Check the Internet for a massage therapist near your new home. A good massage will help you relax, relieve aches and pains, and improve your comfort.
4. Explore Your New Town
Exploring your new neighborhood and city is an effective way to adjust to an unfamiliar environment and help you relax. Start from your neighborhood and gradually increase the perimeter of your exploration area. Discovering your community should help you relax as you acquaint yourself with your new surroundings.
5. Watch a Movie or Do a Little Binge Watching
Take a break from unpacking to catch a movie or two on a streaming service or DVD. If you still need to unpack and set up your TV, stream movies or shows on your computer.
6. Read a Book
A good book can spur your imagination and offer a few hours of stress-free escape. If you still need to unpack your books, you can visit the public library and get a library card. Goodreads can help you find a new favorite if you need help deciding what to read.
7. Listen to Music
Music is another way to relax. Consult a list of the most relaxing songs, or play some old favorites. You can take a music-listening break or choose background music to help you be less stressed while unpacking your boxes.
8. Take a Nap
Moving requires a lot of energy. Napping is a great way to reset your mind and body. Consider a short power nap of fewer than 30 minutes or a longer nap of up to three hours, whichever your body seeks.
9. Use Retail Therapy
For some people, nothing relieves stress better than a trip to the mall. This can also help acquaint you with the amenities in your neighborhood and buy decorations for your new home. Even if you’d rather not spend money immediately, window shopping can help relax you and put you in a cheery mood.
Hire a Professional Mover
Moves are a lot less stressful when you hire a professional mover. A professional mover can transport your goods and pack and unpack them. Contact us for an estimate today.