Are you ready for a new life change? A big experience that will change and improve your life for the better? Have you considered moving? Moving to a new state or city (or even country) can be so great for your mental health. We’ve all had a rough few years – it’s time to make a big change for the better. Here are 3 ways moving can change your life:
While moving can definitely be scary, it can also be a huge improvement for your life: it can bring you so many new opportunities, even ones that you could have never predicted for yourself. Let’s face it – where you live is a major factor that contributes to who you are as a person, as well as the opportunities that you might be presented with. For example, you are more likely to have a job that pays a higher salary living in New York compared to a small town in Tennessee. Obviously, that’s not the case all the time, but be realistic here. Either way, moving to a radically different place – a big city, a more rural area, or even the suburbs – can have a dramatic effect on how you live your life, and allow you to experience a novel, interesting lifestyle.
A larger community
Meeting new people and befriending strangers can potentially lead to many mental health benefits, such as increased cognitive capability, enhanced mood, and satisfaction with your life. When we live in the same place for a long time, we usually stay close to our circle of friends. That’s natural – you love these people, and are comfortable with them – but forcing yourself to meet new people and get outside your comfort zone is often tough. But you don’t have a choice when you move. You’ll have neighbors, coworkers, and people in your neighborhood to meet and befriend. Every person is different, and the chances are that these people will have unique perspectives on life, relationships, religion, and other interesting subjects that will stimulate your mind as you get to know them. Getting a new perspective on life can be really valuable for your mental state, and making new friends after moving to a new city or a new part of town can help you as you grow as a person.
The place that you live matters, that’s for sure. That’s why we stay somewhere despite the many reasons for leaving: because it’s home, and that street brings you back to your childhood, and that restaurant was where you had your first date. But sometimes, your “place” matters too much, in a negative way. Maybe you’ve had bad memories here, bad experiences, or stagnant growth. Either way, moving and getting out of your comfort zone can be so amazing when it comes to your personal growth.
In today’s workaday world, it can often be hard to take time for yourself to reflect on yourself, your accomplishments, and where you are in life. There’s never enough time, so you just keep on going about your business as usual. This is not the case when you move. Your entire routine is disrupted, and if you’re moving a long distance, you’re probably going to have a long trip ahead of you, alone with your thoughts. Moving gives us a sort of psychological “breakpoint” that makes it easier to think about where we are in life, and do some deep self-reflection. While deep self-reflection may be scary, it has many benefits. You can step back from your day-to-day life, and begin to understand more about yourself – positive or negative habits, toxic relationships, fears, desires, and more. Simply taking the time to understand more about yourself can be extremely valuable, and help you build a happier life and a healthier mental state.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
As you can see, there are so many benefits to moving and it can definitely change your life for the better (or for the worse, too), so if you are ready to take the plunge and make a huge life shift by moving, go for it, but don’t be afraid to ask for help. You do not have to do this alone! To make it easier on yourself + stress-free, you’ll probably want professional movers on your side.
If you are in Texas like me, Texans Movers might be a good option for you. They do residential moving in Houston, long distance moving, senior moving, packing + unpacking and so much more. They say that when you work with Texans Movers, you can expect:
-Fast and efficient moving services
Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. It takes a strong and assertive person to know when to ask for help, to make big changes (like moving) easier and less stressful, which is always a good thing.