August 31, 2016
Moving can be a mental mind game – there are transitions, upon transitions that can affect all aspect of your life. That’s why it’s so important to stay positive and keep a good perspective. One of the best ways to do this is to adopt a few quotes as mantras. You can hang them in your office, home, car, put them in your wallet, tattoo them on your wrist (if that’s your kind of thing) or just memorize them.
If this resonates with you, think about the fact that you might be too focused on the rearview mirror, consider that fact that the pains of change might be moving you onto something better than what you have. When your mind starts to wonder to what you’ll be losing, refocus your thoughts on your new life and what you’ll be gaining. If you need to, create a list that can serve as a visual reminder for why you’re going through the transition and the hope that’s on the other side.
If you’re a worrier, you might be creating crazy scenarios in your head that include something like – what if we hate the city? Or kids don’t adjust to their new schools? We don’t make any friends or I hate my new job? It’s OK to have some of these thoughts, but ground yourself by focusing on what could go right and create a dialogue around that story. Be even overly-optimistic if you feel the worry and anxieties creep into your thoughts.
Oh, don’t we all hate this one – but it’s so true. Those things that sneak into your mind as fears are really the things we need to be brave enough to tackle or they might hold us captive.
Moving can often times present our families with more opportunities. Look for these as you get settled into your new home, they will be everywhere.
And, as always, we are happy to work with you to ensure your upcoming state-to-state move is as easy and relaxing as possible, if you ever have any questions about the process or moving timeline, please give us a call at .