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Pressure Management: Keeping Your Cool During Stressful House Relocations

Shifting houses is a stressful time and it is easy to get carried away by the anxiety and frustration of having so much to do and so little time to do it all in. Tempers run high, everybody's on an edge and there is a seemingly endless list of things to do and an even longer of things that are going wrong at the last minute- in such a situation, it is no wonder that people often get so worked up they put themselves and others around them in an awful mood.

Moving into a new home should be a happy experience, so instead of letting the situation get the better of you, use our pressure management tips and tricks and keep a cool head while you move!

Work on your attitude, right from when you decide you have to move till the day you've moved into your new home. Understanding that most of the problems that arise are much less complex than you make them seem will help you get through them quicker. It is all about being emotionally and mentally ready to tackle the moving process. Problems will come up, but how you view them and how you respond to them can make all the difference in how you feel.

So, get yourself in the right frame of mind and remember you determine how you think. So, no matter how many things stress you out on the moving day, be nice to your friends and family and the movers helping you out. The more positive your outlook is, the more you'll get done.

Don't wait till the last minute to take care of your tasks and priorities. This is the best way to drive yourself to the brink of collapse, both physically and mentally. If you wait until the last few days to begin packing or to take care of other responsibilities, you will crumble under the pressure. Start a few months in advance, make a list of things to do and keep adding and crossing off items from it. You will have enough time to get everything done and not feel like you're running against the clock.

House relocations are not only about packing up and moving your things. There are a lot of formalities and technicalities and paperwork involved in moving into a new residence. Instead of leaving these till the last week or even trying to work through them after you have shifted, address them at least a month before you move. It will be a great load off your mind and you'll have one less thing to worry about.

Always keep your phone switched on and turned to the "loud" ringer mode. So many last minute emergencies and problems are caused because people forget their phones someplace or leave them lying around and become unreachable for others trying to get a message through. You need to be contactable at all times.

Some of the biggest distractions and sources of worry during house relocations are little children and pets. If you have either or both, you can imagine just how stressful it can get to attend to them and take care of everything else. The only way to minimize this problem and keep it from developing is to ask a friend or family member to babysit your child in his or her own home or take your pet out for a while. If that's not possible, assign one empty room to them so that they can stay out of everyone's way!