At a time when outside pressures and worries are more inevitable than ever and Mental Health issues are at an all time high, these few words from a famous poem convey so much ..
‘what is this life if full of care,
we have not time to stand and stare’
That was written over 100 years ago and seems even more relevant in today’s world.
It has been said that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, though stress levels can be lowered by planning some time out for yourself. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the tasks in hand. Packing and organising your whole house full of possessions, maybe dealing with and organising children or pets, plus water, electric, gas, rates etc, all need to be taken care of for the move.
It can feel that it is a constant race against time and that there are never enough hours in the day and this is the point when it is good to step back and take some time for yourself.
How Relaxation Helps.
When you feel stress, your body responds by releasing hormones that increase your blood pressure and raise your heart rate. This is called the stress response. Relaxation techniques can help your body relax and lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
The usual perception of relaxing is in a chair with a cup of tea but if you do that when surrounded by half filled boxes you are not able to distance yourself from the fact that you are moving house.
Set yourself a goal of at least two breaks a day, even if only for 30 minutes each. Try to get out of the house so that you have also changed your environment. Go for a walk. A park or wooded area is ideal but if not available then a walk around your local streets or even the garden is enough to give you time to look around at the great outdoors as opposed to being surrounded by all that constitutes moving house.
It is also worthwhile remembering that if you have booked a professional removal company that they are there for help and advice before move day.
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