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House Move Anxiety | 3 Things To Keep In Mind

If you are prone to anxiety, the idea of moving house can be incredibly daunting one. Many people who have anxiety find that their home is very much their refuge, the one place where they can gather themselves and feel a sense of security, but that becomes very difficult during the process of a house move.
If you’re about to move house, or looking to do so in the future and are concerned about managing your anxiety during the process, then it may be worth keeping the following thoughts in mind throughout.

There is help available

One of the most important things to remember when facing a house move is that there is help available; you’re not going to have to manage the whole process alone. Whether you’re moving a couple of streets away, to another city or even to Australia, professional movers such as Two Guys And A Truck will be able to assist you and make the process as simple as possible.
In addition to practical help, there’s also medical assistance available if you need it. Online counselling is available 24 hours per day, so if you need to talk to someone who understands the situation and can provide valuable insight during the move, this option is available to you. Even if you decide not to explore this avenue, it can often be helpful just to remind yourself that such assistance is possible.

Keep organised

Many people with anxiety find that organisation helps to ease their mind, providing a valuable distraction and serving as a method of organising their thoughts. Given that moving home tends to require a high degree of organisation anyway, it may be worth seeing if channelling your anxiety into this organisation eases some of the stress you are experiencing.
It’s best to keep organisation as simple as possible; daily to-do lists of moving-related tasks rather than more complex bullet journals, for example. To-do lists help to direct your thoughts into achievable goals and you will likely find you feel a sense of reassurance as you are able to tick tasks off the list.

It’ll all be over soon

Anxiety is a self-sustaining state; often, people feel anxiety, and then feel anxious about the fact they are anxious. To try to break this pattern, it can be helpful to remind you that your house move – and all the stress it is causing – is a temporary state, and one that you will soon move past. Try to frame the move in your mind as a short period, after which you will be safely located in your new home, along with all the benefits this may bring. The move is just the state of transition that you have to pass through to reach the end goal, and while it may be challenging, it will be well worth it in the end.