Don't Forget Self-Care When Moving to Killeen

Manicure before MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Truth be told …the majority of arranging and dealing with a household move many times falls on the women in the household. Even though most women these days are employed, these "family tasks" continue to be viewed as "women's work". And here's the reality-quite a few women are better organized, better at multi-tasking, and far better at making decisions. Therefore, even though it is probably not much comfort that you, the mighty Mom who keeps it all together, are the only one competent at getting it accomplished, it would drive you even crazier to not be in control. Thus, on this Mother's Day, we salute all women and remind you to take some time for yourself, especially if you are amidst moving to a new house in Killeen.
 

Two Kinds of Stress in Moves

Fine, there are actually a good deal more than two, but we'll focus on the main stresses--physical and emotional. Follow this advice concerning how to handle those tensions in the weeks prior to a long-distance move to Killeen or even a local move in Killeen--it might appear to be an undesirable time to begin a new self-care program, but it is likely to save your peace of mind ultimately.

Moving Can be Painful

It will help to be in sound condition if you're getting ready to move. Unless you use a full-service professional moving company, where they come pack your personal household things, almost all of it falls on you--sometimes literally, when you are digging out the closets. This suggests far more lifting and bending than you might be used to, plus more pains and aches at the end of the day. You are probably too frantic to keep your gym schedule, therefore those tight muscles merely stay home and brood, and become tighter every day.

A therapeutic massage works miracles on your back muscles and alleviate much of the tensions you're carrying around these days. If you're able to manage to arrange one for every few weeks amidst the packing disarray, it will do wonders for your body and mind. In fact half an hour in a massage chair alleviates some tension and stress.

It's not precisely the opportunity to take up a new fitness routine, however if you currently have a physical fitness program, don't overlook your classes--they are surely doing your body some benefit, and getting you beyond the boxes on occasion. Getting the endorphins going also eliminates the enduring anxiety you're feeling.

Mental Health Therapy

The emotional anxiety associated with a move is just as uncomfortable as sore muscles, but sometimes it's more challenging to treat. Leaving your home, even in the ideal situations, is emotionally challenging. If the move is taking you out of town, take full advantage of the time you've got in your old community. Remain in your routines with friends--make an hour or two for a cup of coffee or lunch and carry on your children's schedules if you can. This keeps them occupied so they are not so preoccupied with leaving their friends.

These are several things you can try for emotional health care prior to your move.

· Step out from the arranging and packing to do activities with close friends.

· Organize a girls' weekend in your new area for a couple of weeks after you move.

· Find a baby sitter and go out to dinner together with your husband or wife. Moving conversation is not allowed.

· Set up a pampering pedicure--the sort with the long foot massage. Hold off on the manicures until the tape goo is off your fingertips.

· Now is the moment to test a different hair shade or cut--when you move, no one will guess it's the "new" you. The new neighborhood friends will suppose you've always had hot pink hair extensions.

· Right now is not the time to experiment with permanent body art. You may regret a trendy tattoo of your old residence sooner than later.

It truly is okay to let yourself to be blue over a move--you have made a life and memories, and they're difficult to leave behind. But allowing the doldrums to dominate and staying home continuously to pack boxes isn't the solution. Step away regularly and go do something exclusively for you--sometimes even Wonder Woman requires a break.

And, if you want assistance planning or conducting any component of your local or long-distance residential move, look for a professional moving company in Killeen who can provide as much or as little help as you need. Want to know where to begin? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!

 

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