Moving takes months of planning, preparing, and packing. Every day you have to make sure that you are able to pack your things, big and small, to prepare for the day of your move out. Hence, it is no wonder that the process of moving out stresses and exhausts you. Working under great stress and pressure doesn’t help you out either, as your mind gets cloudy and your body gets easily tired.
Before you get completely burnt out, though, we suggest that you pause for a while, breathe, and relax. By doing so, you are giving yourself a chance to be more productive and efficient in your tasks.
Working under great stress and pressure doesn’t help you out either, as your mind gets cloudy and your body gets easily tired. Before you get completely burnt out, though, we suggest that you pause for a while, breathe, and relax. By doing so, you are giving yourself a chance to be more productive and efficient in your tasks.
Here are some interesting things to do to unwind:
1. Read books or browse through magazines. Catch-up on the latest showbiz news while you are taking a break. Better yet, finish that favorite book of yours or start on a new one. This way, you are letting your mind wander and your body to reenergize for a while. After your break, you will definitely be more boosted to finish some tasks on your to-do list!
2. Watch a movie or catch-up on favorite TV series, be it on Netflix or just on your local cable provider. You can watch an episode or two during your break time. Grab some popcorn or a glass of wine to make viewing more fun! This way, you are letting your body relax and unwind for a few hours.
3. Eat! You can have your favorite pizza delivered to your doorstep, take out some Chinese food from a nearby restaurant, or better yet, prepare the food that you have been craving for! There is nothing a good meal can cure.
4. Book a spa appointment. Packing is no easy task. You run from one place to another, fixing your stuff and putting them in boxes, it is certainly not a surprise that you get an aching body once in a while. What better way to relieve that tension on your shoulders or that pain on your back than by booking a spa or massage appointment?
Book an hour-long massage and let the masseuse ease your stress away. If massage is not your cup of tea, you can have a manicure or pedicure instead.
5. Play with your kids and bond with your loved ones! If packing is already becoming a tedious and repetitive task for you, why not take a break and bond with your kids or loved ones? You can play board games with them or bond over computer games. You can also go outside and play. A little competition and loads of laughter under the sun can help ease your stressed mind.
6. Take a nap! You know what they say about power naps, right? Try taking 10-minute naps as it said to be the most effective way of taking naps. Dozing off for just 10 minutes helps you fight fatigue and boosts your cognitive performance. If your mind is still too busy when you are trying to doze off, try to listen to some meditation music to help ease your busy mind.
7. Take a short walk or jog. Taking a walk outside, disconnecting yourself from the online world, and allowing yourself to meditate could do your body wonders. You can plan ahead, may it be about your moving out or for more personal things. Whatever it is that you think about, make sure that you are taking it slowly so as to not cloud your mind.
8. Do smaller tasks. If you really can’t stop the packing process for a while, why don’t you just do smaller tasks while resting? Instead of going around filling out boxes with your stuff, why don’t you just sort out the smaller things and then put them on boxes after resting?
Unwinding during the moving process can either be small or big things, from taking a deep breath and meditating to going to a spa for an hour-long pampering. The bottom line is, however, is to let yourself pause for a while. Even if there are still a lot of your to-do lists before the day of your move out, it would be a lot better if you can pause for a while and take things slower than your usual as your body and mind will thank you later for it.
It is always better to work with a rested body and mind so that you are not prone to rushing and forgetting things as a consequence. Remember that you can always do smaller tasks when you feel tired and then move on to the bigger ones when you are already rested. They key thing is, do something that you love or enjoy every single day so that you don’t get exhausted after a day’s work.