Ask Em | How To Stay Sane While Making The Move

With Emily Grantz

Dear Em:

I’m getting ready to move to a new house and am so overwhelmed. I’m not eating right or sleeping enough, and everything (and everyone) is stressing me out. I’m excited about this new chapter in my life, but I’m constantly anxious, friends say I look exhausted and my blood pressure is higher than normal. How can I turn things around so my focus is on this new adventure instead of feeling like I’m on the verge of a breakdown?

Sincerely,

Losing My Mind (and my health)

Dear Losing My Mind:

I just moved as well, so I feel your pain. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be perfect and just right the minute you move into your new place, but that’s not realistic. Once your things have been moved into your new place, take your time getting it the way you want it to be. Stick to your normal routine unless you are taking time off from work to get completely moved in. By sticking to a routine, your eating and sleeping patterns will get back to normal and you won’t feel as stressed out. Keep in mind that it will take a while to get your place looking and feeling like home. There is no time limit to when you have to be finished with decorating or have things in their place. Start with one room and get that finished before you move on to the next room. Then maybe it won’t feel so overwhelming to you. You need to take care of yourself or you won’t be able to enjoy your new place. Once you realize that you have all the time in the world to get organized, then you will start to relax and everything else will fall into place. Take your time and cherish the moments in your new place with family and friends. You will be happier for it.

Thanks for asking,

Em

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