How to Keep Your Mental Health In Check During Your Move

May 31, 2022 | Moving Tips, Packing Services

On the surface, moving is a highly physical activity. However, in light of national Mental Health Awareness Month, the Element Moving & Storage team wants to focus on the mental strain that can occur when packing and moving to a new residence.

Let’s get into the signs that your move is taking an emotional toll and what you can do to move into your new home with the right mentality.

Is Your Move Stressing You Out?

Moving is an exciting time, but sometimes the events surrounding a move can lead to unwanted stress. Some of the signs that your move is creating a storm cloud above your head are:

  • Insomnia
  • A lowered immune system
  • Depression
  • Feeling easily overwhelmed
  • Constant worry
  • Poor focus

How Can You Help Your Mental Health During Your Move?

When you’re moving, you must be in the right mentality to make all of the decisions you’ll need for a successful move.

If you know you’re stressed, here are some things you can do to help ease your stress surrounding a move.

Don’t Keep Your Emotions to Yourself

It’s natural to feel sadness or anxiety when you’re leaving a place you’ve called “home” for years. You likely aren’t the only one in your family experiencing these emotions and keeping them bottled up inside only leads to deeper stress and anxiety.

If you’re comfortable expressing your emotions, talk out your feelings with family members and friends. A conversation lets you get these feelings out and could lead to closure around leaving your new home.

Consider the Positives of Your Move

While moving to a new area can bring out anxiety, take some time to reflect on the positive outcomes of your move.

Sure, you may be leaving behind someplace familiar, but a new home also welcomes:

  • More living space
  • A new community to thrive in
  • New experiences
  • New friendships
  • A completely fresh start in designing your home aesthetic

Start Planning Early

The planning and packing processes are the parts of moving that can cause the most stress if done at the last minute. Get your prep and packing wrapped up a couple of weeks before the moving day to keep your head level in the days leading up to your move out.

Leave out your essentials (i.e., Extra clothing, cookware, toiletries), and have a box ready to pack them up when your movers arrive. Trust us when we say this process is less stressful and makes moving out a smooth transition.

Always Seek Movers That Go Beyond Industry Standards

If you know your move will be stressful, make sure your mover offers full-service packing solutions. Packing services from Element Moving & Storage ensure you have all of the packing materials you need and that professionals pack your belongings with care.

Sometimes just knowing your valuable art or wine collection was packed correctly is the peace of mind you need to settle into your new home.

Get Your Move in the Right State of Mind With Element Moving & Storage

If you need a reliable mover for your next big move, put your faith and belongings in the hands of Element Moving & Storage. We are a team of Dallas movers specializing in moving even your most valuable possessions.

Contact us today to learn more about our white glove service, packing options, and how you can get your move on our calendar.