Moving to a new home is an exciting experience. Whether your new home is a few blocks away or in a different state, relocation provides an opportunity to explore a new environment and start over. However, excitement is inevitably accompanied by stress and panic. You may be concerned about packing all of your belongings, whether your new home will meet your expectations, or the actual move itself. These concerns are normal, but they should not cause undue stress and anxiety. So, why do we find moving so stressful, and how can we alleviate our anxieties?
Why do we get stressed when we move?
Moving can be a very emotional time. At times, the combination of stress, excitement, and uncertainty can make the process feel like a rollercoaster. Negative moving experiences in the past can also increase your stress levels. There is almost never just one reason for your stress. Here are some of the most common reasons why we find moving stressful.
UNCERTAINTY OF CHANGE
Moving brings with it a sense of uncertainty. It’s natural to be afraid of the unknown and to want to avoid the discomfort of adjusting to a new environment. Moving can result in a variety of changes, including a new country, a new job, a new house layout, and a new climate. Accepting these changes, even if you know they are for the better, can take time.