How to Deal with Moving Anxiety

How to Deal with Moving Anxiety

For many people, moving elicits feelings of dread, stress, and anxiety. Moving is one of the most difficult events to go through in a person’s life. With a never-ending list of “to-dos” along with a rapidly approaching deadline, it is no wonder why people are ready to pull their hair out. While change can be uneasy to handle, it can be an opportunity to start anew. The key to turning around your feelings surrounding moving is taking the right steps to diminish your anxiety. When you start to feel like you can’t deal with your move any longer, try and remember these proven tips to help deal with moving anxiety.

Acknowledge Your Feelings

It is important to remember that it is normal to feel a certain level of anxiety before you move. It is nothing to be ashamed of. However, there is a balance between feeling anxious and letting it take over. You should recognize that you are feeling overwhelmed and overly anxious about moving. Once you identify the emotion, you can begin to conceptualize it and overcome it.

Identify the Source of Your Anxiety

What is it exactly about the move that is causing so much anxiety? Is it the fear of moving somewhere new? Is it an uneasiness regarding a new job? Are you moving away from family? Make a list of the things you are worried about.  Take a look at your list and attempt to make rational counterpoints about each item. Finding the positives in a stressful situation can make you feel loads better.

Talk About It

The worst thing you can do is to keep all your feelings and emotions bottled up inside. When you don’t talk about your worries, they tend to stew and eventually bubble over into a full-on anxiety attack. If you are feeling anxious about the move, talk about it with your family or friends. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to anyone you know personally, you may want to seek out the help of a professional counselor or therapist. You may find that talking about your anxiety will help diminish those feelings and allow you to feel at ease with your move.

Think About Your Reactions

If you happen to be a naturally anxious person, the tips above may not necessarily help you. There is no harm in giving them a try. Try to be aware how you react to stress around others. If you are used to dealing with anxiety, notify your friends and family so they aren’t taken off guard when you do react to the stress. This way, they will be better equipped to help you during the move.

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