Moving home is stressful and tiring, so much so that many people dread uprooting themselves, preferring to stay put rather than go through the process of a new move. But if you are in the process of moving, you should take the necessary steps to combat tiredness. Failure to do so can easily lead to burnout and exhaustion.
Remember to Take Breaks
Moving house takes so much time and energy. When do you even have time to enjoy a proper meal or a relaxing bath? For some, breaks do not even feature into their day when they are getting ready to move, as they push themselves to pack up and get ahead.
However, it is important to bear in mind that breaks are crucial when you are getting ready to move. Without breaks, you will crash and burn. Plan for each day with a detailed to-do list so that you can get your priorities straight with each approaching day. Then throughout the day, remember to include breaks, even if all you can manage is time set aside for meals.
Maintain Your Normal Routine
Routine is often the first thing to go out the window when you are in the process of moving, but this is the one thing that can help you maintain a sense of balance and normalcy when everything else is changing before your very eyes. If you usually hit the gym on a Wednesday night or enjoy a weekly get together with friends on a Saturday morning, do not give these up just because you are moving. Allow yourself time to decompress and relax by maintaining your normal routine.
Whenever I am getting ready to move, I always try to ensure that I keep to my normal weekly routine as much as possible. This keeps me balanced and helps me see what really matters, not the fact that I am up to my eyeballs in tape and boxes.
Listen to Your Body’s Cues
Your body does not lie, so listen carefully to its cues! If you are already beat and have trouble keeping your eyes open, go to bed and get some rest. The boxes will still be there tomorrow morning to pack up. You will not be much good to anybody if you overdo things now, as you will pay the consequences with your health.
No one can deny that moving is stressful and takes it out of a person. But there is much that can be done to combat tiredness during a move. Do not try to take on too much, as you will soon suffer burnout. Pace yourself and you will reach your goals!
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