Are you unbelievably excited about your impending move? Or is your stomach tied in knots, reflecting your strong concern about moving to a new city and having to start completely over by making new friends and joining new groups? You most definitely are not alone in any fears you may have. If happiness overflows at the thought of your move, good for you. But if fear has taken over and your emotions are getting the best of you, take small steps for a better moving process.
Step 1: Breathe deeply. Remember that people move all the time and that you are by no means the first person to venture into a new city or a new neighborhood. Your moving concerns are valid … after all, none of us knows what kinds of experiences we will have in entirely new surroundings … but also remember that many of these new experiences can turn out to be quite positive. Take deep breaths any time you feel overwhelmed by the thought of packing up what you know an moving it somewhere you are unfamiliar with. After a few moments, your nerves will calm and you can refocus on the tasks at hand.
Step 2: Learn about your new city. Whether rural or urban in nature, the city itself should have a chamber of commerce or welcome organization of sorts to acclimate you to your new surroundings. There may even be a moving related site that helps newcomers adjust to life in a different setting. Here, you will truly feel like you are part of a larger community because others like you will be looking for the same things.
Step 3: Plan ahead. Most of us get enjoyment from proper planning to avoid getting overwhelmed. Plan ahead by hiring a professional moving company, getting a handy checklist to notify you of important tasks, and calling up your utilities providers to inform them of when to turn off power or shut down cable. The more you can do beforehand, the happier and calmer you could be as your move date approaches.
Step 4: Get your family into it. Unless you are moving alone, there are other people who will be altering their lives too. Keep them in the loop, letting them know of cool things to do in your new city of residence so their interest levels in the move rise with yours. This above all things will swing your emotions more toward the positive side of things.