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Moving is hectic–after your last box is unpacked and the stress is finally over, it’s time for some much-deserved relaxation. There are many ways to unwind, relieve your moving-related tensions, and enjoy your new home–check out our suggestions to get zen after a chaotic relocation!
Read a book. A great book is always the perfect way to relax and unwind. If the movers haven’t delivered your bed or couch yet, curl up on a nice, comfy quilt and pillow on the floor!
Listen to music. Nothing soothes the senses like relaxing, ambient background music. Pop in a CD or log onto an online radio station to start listening to your favorite tunes.
Take a walk. Get some fresh air and explore your new town with a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood. See what the area has to offer–check out the local shops, cafes, restaurants and parks. Even just a quick walk around your block will give your stiff legs and back a good stretch.
Exercise. A little exercise can alleviate your stress and put your mind at ease. Going for a jog, doing yoga, or lifting weights will increase your endorphins and ease mental anxiety effectively—and help you get a great (and much needed) night’s sleep!
Go to a spa. Treat yourself to a day at the spa after concluding your stressful move–or create one in your own home! Indulge in a relaxing massage to work out the knots in your back after hauling heavy boxes and furniture, or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating facial or pedicure.
Take a nap. Simple enough, rest your tired eyes after your taxing move and take a refreshing snooze. After a strenuous move, the much-needed shut-eye will replenish your energy.
Take a bath. Soothe your aching muscles and unwind with a luxurious bath. Add some essential oils such as lavender, mandarin, bergamot, ylang ylang, or jasmine. Light a few candles for ambiance and play some soft music in the background.
Meditate. If you are feeling anxiety-stricken and overwhelmed from the moving chaos, take a few minutes to shut out the outside world. Sit in a comfortable position and relax all the muscles in your body. Focus on taking deep, even breaths, and concentrate on nothingness. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll feel relaxed and centered!