Moving can be a very stressful time for families. People tend to get frazzled trying to make everything run like clockwork before, during, and after moving day. So it’s not uncommon to need a few hours or even a day to relieve stress and tension to get back in the swing of things.
If you’ve recently moved into your new home or apartment, it’s time to relax a little, relieve the stress, and come back to finish the unpacking later. It will still be there when you get back.
Here are some of our favorite activities to calm the nerves and relieve stress after moving day:
Get a massage
Nothing gets the knots out better then a good, relaxing massage and with companies like Zen Massage getting a good massage is no longer an expensive trip to the spa.
Read a good book
It could be your kindle, nook, or a good old-fashioned paperback but grab your favorite read, kick your feet up, and escape to worlds unknown for a little while. That new novel can put your mind at ease.
Explore the local area
Since you have just moved in to a new area there are sure to be untold adventures and wonders waiting for you. Get in the car and drive until you get lost or grab the dog leash and pound the pavement looking for new sights. Exploring your new city can be a great way to get acquainted with the area and find local businesses that might beneficial to you.
Enjoy some outdoor recreation
Play some golf, cast a line, or just sit in a lawn chair but whatever you do, do it outside soaking up the sunshine and unwinding.
See a good movie
A dark, cold theater plus hot popcorn equals a great way to relieve stress.
Retail-theory is my wife’s favorite pastime and her go-to activity when she is looking to blow off a little steam.
Enjoy a nice dinner out on the town
Support a local business, try something new, and enjoy some adult conversation. Getting out of the house to try a local eatery is another way to learn the local area, a way to relieve stress, and a nice treat after moving day.
Head to the lake
Grab the suntan lotion, fishing pole, water skies, and cooler of your favorite frosty beverages. Kicking back at the lake is a perfect way to enjoy a little R&R time after a crazy moving day.
Plant your garden
Working in your garden is therapeutic. No matter how stressful your life is, spending time with your plants will calm you down and give you a connection with the earth and your food.
Use and share these handy ideas to relieve your stress and help you relax after moving day!