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How to Stay Happy and Sane During a Move

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Have you ever found yourself halfway through a big adventure only to realize you have forgotten to enjoy it?

Moving to a new home can sometimes feel like this. It is a big adventure, that can be stressful at times, however, hopefully you’re excited about all that it will bring. To help you keep your spirits up, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks you can try during your next move.

Put on a happy tune or two

There are few bad moods that can withstand a good, danceable playlist. Be proactive and make yourself a “Moving Day” soundtrack that has all of your favorites. Listening to these songs can keep you motivated and positive, with a few dance break tracks built in. You know the ones.

Dress up

Who says you have to wear your “work jeans” for moving day? Don a funny hat, wear a tutu, or pull out any other funny costumes that might be kicking around to give your wardrobe a little flair. You’ll probably get a smile out of your movers, too. Tip: dressing up special for the day is also a great way to keep kids happy during a move. Then they too can feel the excitement and importance of the otherwise-overwhelming transition.

Take a time out and get grateful

It’s true, moving can be quite a task, but isn’t it wonderful to be stepping into a new chapter of life? Save a few moments with your roommates, family, children or friends to talk about the things you’re thankful for. Taking time to focus on what you appreciate, rather than the challenges at hand, can shed a great light on the day!

Get some sun

A little vitamin D is good for everyone. During your move, take the time to pause, take a deep breath, and absorb a few rays. Doing this once an hour can positively affect how you feel.

Grab someone and hug it out

Touch and affection release feel-good chemicals in the body and also remind the ones we love to remember how much we care about them even in the midst of chaos.

Don’t forget to eat. Regularly

When push comes to shove on moving day, it’s easy for regular healthy meals to get shoved by the wayside.

Don’t let them. There’s nothing that guarantees a crabby mood more reliably than a blood sugar crash. Eat breakfast (yes, really) and keep a supply of healthy snacks on hand. Everyone will be happier.

Laugh out loud

Tell a good (or bad) joke, sneak a little tickle attack, or just start laughing. Laughter is not only contagious, but it instantly changes the mood and is a great way to decompress the stress of moving. Try it for yourself – kids are especially great at this one!

Watch this little girl’s pep talk

If you need a reminder from a curly-haired kiddo about just how great life is, this little girl has your back. You might want to bookmark this.
Once you’re in the car and on the move, try these car games to keep everyone entertained and positive for the trip. Happy moving!

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Ashley Hernandez