Yes, moving can be difficult. It can lead to sleepless nights, but you certainly don’t have to allow anxiety and an overabundance of stress to be a part of your moving experience. After all, it is not just about boxes and potential mental breakdowns!

In fact, once the packing, moving, and stress are behind you, there are more positives to a move than negatives. Here’s a quick look at five ways moving affects your mental health in a positive way:

  • A Fresh Start Making sure your move is set up with the right relocation moving team will place you on the road to a fresh start filled with hope. At any age, moving can open the door to new adventures. Author Les Brown says, “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Remember, any journey in life begins with a first step!
  • A Move Can Improve Your Overall Satisfaction Okay, so we know that money and things cannot buy love or lasting happiness! Songs have been written about this, but a move can bring a great deal of satisfaction, especially if you view the move as a step toward a new opportunity.

Don’t let material things rule your life! An over 60-year-old woman, who had lost her husband to cancer, decided it was time for a new start. This decision alone took guts.

She wrote down a series of goals and created a plan to move back to her original home location. Along with her cross-county movers, she saw her new dream become a reality.

As she unloaded the last box, she smiled. She realized that this was not the opening page to the last chapter in her life. It was a fresh beginning. A new chapter, and she tackled it like a 20-something, who had just graduated from college and received a first job!

There were new friends to meet, places to explore and work to do. Work? Yes, she remained in the job market and continues to be a viable part of a company team. Never think that just because you “break up shop” at one location later in life, it’s all over. It’s just beginning.

Most Life Decisions take Guts, but the Results are Worth it!

Moves and changes are a part of life, and they are also what you make them. See them as harsh challenges and more than likely you will feel super stressed. View them as new beginnings and you also will unpack that first and last box with a smile on your face.

  • Moving Makes You More Self-Aware Intentional moves tend to open our eyes to the world around us. Nothing is worse than lingering too long in any one place. For years, we have heard that a rut is nothing but a grave with the ends kicked out.

Regardless of what motivated you to call your moving company, you will learn and grow through this life event. The plus side to any move is that no matter what is taking place in your life, you still have the ability to grow, learn, and change.

Did you just think: “But I have too much stuff?” Moving is the perfect opportunity to downsize and get rid of things that no longer fit into your life. Plus, many movers offer long-term storage, making your choice of a move even easier.

  • Moving often offers time for self-reflection Psychologists are not sure how this works but moves often create times when we pause and reflect on where we have been and where we want to be. This is especially true when people move to a location like Pensacola, Florida. The beach, the ocean surf, and the mild temperatures all work together to slow us down so we can reflect on what is right.
  • Develop a new view of life and relationships Culture shock can happen with any move. In some cases, you will need a time of adjustment. Believe it or not, many moving companies have material that they can hand you to soften the blow from a long-distance move or even a move across the state or city.

Always take full advantage of the moving services that are available. Knowledge is power and the more you learn about moving the more empowered you will become!

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