The moment you think that you have to abandon your old and familiar house and move to a new place; all that emotions and tensions come gushing forth towards you. You feel sad and anxious; you are leaving your home and going to a new place. Moving and relocating to a new place is not always easy, both emotionally and physically. And for physical stress, you can hire movers and packers, but what about the emotional stress? Well I have moved and relocated several times, and I know how it feels. But if you look at it from the other point of view, you may agree with me that there are brighter sides of moving and relocating to a new place. And that’s what we are going to look at in this post.
From my personal experience, I can tell you that moving and relocating to a new place is good. Think of it as a new opportunity to enjoy, learn, grow and become happy. Moving your house does not mean that you are losing everything that belongs to you, you will have contacts with your friends and family, but on the other hand it also means that you are giving chance of welcoming something “new” too. In this post, we are going to look at the brighter sides of moving and relocating to a new place.
Moving from a familiar place to a completely new land is a colossal step in your life. And this may affect your present and future life. This step is ushering a new chapter in your life. So, will it be okay if your are tensed and worried about a wonderful beginning? You should rather enjoy that a fresh start will be taking place in your life and you have to work hard to make the present life and the future a more beautiful and peaceful one. Consider the moving as a second chance that life is offering you, and work accordingly. If you have all the negative emotions stored in your mind, then you can neither be happy nor satisfied about the step that you have taken. So, it is high time that you look at the brighter side which you would have missed otherwise.
Brighter sides of moving and relocating
While you have decided to relocate to a new place, instead of looking at the negative side, look at the positive aspects of relocating. The positive sides will give you enthusiasm and energy to look at things differently. If you are looking at the negative sides and getting upset about it, then there are high chances that you will make some mistakes unknowingly. You will be at the beneficial end if you are concentrating on the brighter sides of moving and relocating to a new place.
And here’s how I look at it.
It’s an opportunity to sort out stuff
Five years back you bought one vacuum cleaner for your home, then it got damaged but its existence is still there in your house? Do you really need the damaged machine in your home? No, you don’t, but till now it is there in your house. Like this, there are several unwanted, damaged and unused items in your house, and you are totally oblivious of their existence.
Now, that you have to pack the useful and necessary items for your new home, you are noticing the piece of garbage. You will not possibly pack the unwanted things for your new home, so what will you do with those? Yes, you will throw them away. Get rid of all the unwanted and unused stuff, you can put them on sale, donate them, or throw them away. Do whatever suits you, but do not pack them.
It is high time that you declutter your home and also your life. Choose the items which are necessary and useful to you, the rest can go to trashcan.
Embrace the new beginning
Your home address will change, your phone number may change as well, you will have a new house, new neighbors, new localities, new markets, new restaurants, new cafes etc. You may move from one city to another or one state to another, or may be one country to another. If you start walking in your new place, you will make new discoveries every single day and that my friend is very exciting. You may not be Columbus, but that little discoveries will give you pleasure and satisfaction.
Google maps and GPS are there, thanks to technology, you will not get lost. Explore the new place, see new things. Not everybody gets the chance to explore new places like you. So, think in a positive way.
Opportunity to make new friends
You are loading your luggage and items in your home; suddenly you find that the man from the next door has come forward and giving you a hand. This small incident can mark the beginning of a new friendship. Nothing is more valuable than a good friendship. Daily interactions, living side by side, all these means of communication can open avenues for enjoying friendship.
You can enjoy the weekend drinks with your new friend in a new bar that you discovered in the new place. So, everything new is in front of you, and it is high time that you make most of the moments that are with you.
Gear up for a fresh start
Life has given you a second chance to start your life afresh. You have committed mistakes in your life, you have learnt lesson from your mistakes, you have taken some wrong decisions, while some are right, all these events and incidents are there in your life so far. In order to proceed forward in life, you can move away from the mistakes and start life on a positive not. Place matters a lot in one’s life. When you will look at the unopened boxes and crates, the bubble wraps lying here and there, you will realize that you have come a long way and you have to move forward.
A new place, new house, essential items around you, no extra unwanted stuff, all these things denote at one direction, a beginning of a fresh new chapter in your life.
Time to re-assess
You have your new address, new phone number; will you give the contact details to each and every one of your facebook friends and neighbors? No, you will give to your family members, few relatives, your close friends and selective neighbors from your old place. This is the time you will re-assess and re-evaluate your priorities in life. This is a time of introspection for you.
You are now far away from them, and you are missing them terrible. Conversation with your near and dear ones can give you a lot of relief and happiness. Now, there is whatsapp, video calling, telephonic conversations, there are ways by which you can continue the contacts with your close ones.
People often suffer from relocation depression as they feel isolated and deserted by regular conversation can solve this problem, making your stay in the new place a positive one!
Over to you
If you think that relocation is the end of all the happiness then you are mistaken. It is rather a positive change in your life which will give you a sense of happiness, and satisfaction. Not only you get to declutter and get rid of old and unused stuff while relocating, but you get to organize and plan your life in your own way and start living a peaceful life.
What do you think about moving and relocating to a new place?