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May 12, 2019

Don't Forget Self-Care When Moving to Austin

Manicure before MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Truth be told …the majority of organizing and handling a household move often falls on the women in the family. Despite the fact that a lot of women today are employed, this sort of "household chores" are still viewed as "women's work". And here is the reality-a lot of women are better organized, better at multi-tasking, and much better at making decisions. Consequently, while it is probably very little comfort that you, the awesome Mom that keeps it all together, are the only one effective at getting it accomplished, it could drive you even crazier to not be in control. Thus, on this Mother's Day, we admire all women and remind you to take some time for yourself, particularly if you happen to be amid moving to a new house in Austin.

Two Types of Stress within Moves

Fine, there are actually way more than two, but let's pay attention to the primary strains--physical and mental. Here are some tips on how to deal with those strains in the time prior to a long-distance move to Austin or even a local move in Austin--it seems like a horrible time to start a new self-care program, but it is most likely to preserve your peace of mind in the long run.

Moving Can be Painful

It helps to be in fine condition when you're getting all set to move. Except if you utilize a full-service professional moving company, in which they come pack all your household things, most of it falls on you--sometimes literally, when you're digging out the closets. This suggests considerably more lifting and bending than you're accustomed to, as well as more aches and pains by the end of the day. You are probably too frantic to sustain your gym routine, consequently those tight muscles simply stay home and brood, and get tighter daily.

A massage can work miracles on your back muscular tissue and alleviate a lot of the stress you might be carrying around currently. If you can manage to schedule one for every few weeks between the packing chaos, it'll work wonders for your body and mind. In fact half an hour in a massage chair alleviates some tension and stress.

This is not exactly the moment to take up a new exercise program, however if you already have a physical fitness plan, do not neglect your classes--they are doing your system some benefit, and getting you beyond the boxes every so often. Getting the endorphins going additionally alleviates the enduring strain you're feeling.

Mental Health Care

The psychological anxiety linked with a move is every bit as painful as sore muscles, but sometimes it can be more challenging to remedy. Leaving behind your residence, even in the ideal situations, is without a doubt mentally demanding. If the move is taking you out of town, get the most from the time you've got in your old community. Remain in your routines with friends--make an hour or two for a cup of joe or lunch and keep on your children's schedules as long as you can. This keeps them active so they're not so preoccupied with leaving their pals.

Here are some things you can do for mental health care prior to your move.

· Step from your organizing and packing to do things with good friends.

· Arrange a girls' weekend in your new city for a few weeks after you move.

· Secure a baby sitter and go to dinner with your partner. Moving talk is not encouraged.

· Schedule a pampering pedicure--the type with the drawn out foot massage. Wait on the manicures until the adhesive tape goo is off your fingertips.

· Now is the time to test a different hair shade or cut--when you move, nobody will guess it's the "new" you. The new neighbors will suppose you've always had hot pink hair extensions.

· At present is not the moment to toy with permanent body art. You may regret a stylish tattoo of your old abode sooner than later.

It truly is alright to permit yourself to be down over a move--you've built a life and memories, and they're tough to leave. Yet letting the blues to dominate and staying home all the time to pack cartons is not the answer. Step away regularly and go do something only for you--sometimes even Wonder Woman requires a break.

And, if you'd like help arranging or executing any part of your local or long-distance residential move, find a professional moving company in Austin who is able to offer as much or as little guidance as you need. Need to know how to start? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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