Don't Forget Self-Care When Moving to Austin

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

Let's be honest …the bulk of preparing and managing a household move many times falls on the women in the family. Even though most women these days are employed, these "household jobs" are still considered as "women's work". And here's the reality-many women are better organized, better at multi-tasking, and better with making decisions. Consequently, whilst it's probably not much comfort that you, the mighty Mom who holds it all together, are the only one efficient at getting it completed, it could drive you even crazier not to be in charge. Hence, on this Mother's Day, we salute all women and remind you to take some time for yourself, particularly if you are amidst moving to a new residence in Austin.

Two Types of Stress in Moves

Okay, you can find way more than two, but we'll pay attention to the primary tensions--physical and emotional. Here are some tips on how to deal with those strains in the time before a long-distance move to Austin or even a local move in Austin--it may seem like a horrible time to start a new self-care regimen, but it's likely to protect your sanity in the end.

Moving Can be Painful

It helps to be in good shape if you're getting ready to move. Unless you employ a full-service professional moving company, where they come pack your personal household belongings, almost all of it falls on you--sometimes literally, if you are burrowing out the closets. This suggests a lot more lifting and bending than you're accustomed to, and more aches and pains by the end of the day. You're probably too frantic to sustain your gym routine, consequently those tight muscles simply stay home and brood, and become tighter every day.

A restorative massage can work miracles for your back muscular tissue and alleviate a lot of the stress you might be carrying around these days. If you're able to find a way to schedule one for every couple of weeks around the packing disarray, it's going to work wonders for your body and spirit. Even thirty minutes in a massage chair eliminates some tension and stress.

This isn't precisely the moment to start a new workout plan, however if you currently have a physical fitness program, do not forget about your classes--they're doing your body some good, and getting you out from the boxes on occasion. Getting the endorphins going likewise alleviates the enduring strain you're feeling.

Mental Health Attention

The emotional anxiety associated with a move is every bit as unpleasant as sore muscles, but at times it is harder to treat. Leaving behind your house, even in the ideal situations, is without a doubt emotionally challenging. In case your move is taking you out of town, make the most of the time you may have in your old neighborhood. Stay in your routines with friends--make an hour or two for a cup of joe or lunch and continue your kid's routines as long as you can. This keeps them active so they are not so centered on leaving their pals.

Here are a few things you can try for mental health care prior to your move.

· Step from your preparing and packing to do activities with friends.

· Arrange a girls' weekend within your new city for a couple of weeks after you move.

· Find a baby sitter and go out to dinner together with your partner. Moving talk will not be allowed.

· Book a pampering pedicure--the sort with the extended foot massage. Postpone on the manicures until the tape goo is off your fingertips.

· Right now is the moment to try out a new hair shade or cut--when you move, nobody will be aware it's the "new" you. The new neighbors are likely to think you've always had lime green hair extensions.

· Now is not the time to experiment with permanent body art. You might regret a hip tattoo of your old residence sooner than later.

It is alright to allow yourself to be sad over a move--you've built a life and memories, and they are difficult to leave behind. But permitting the blues to dominate and staying home continuously to pack cartons isn't the solution. Step away every day and go do something only for you--sometimes even Wonder Woman requires a break.

And, if you'd like assistance arranging or conducting any component of your local or long-distance residential move, find a professional moving company in Austin who can offer as much or as little assistance as you need. Need to know where to start? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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