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May 12, 2019

Don't Forget Self-Care When Moving to San Antonio

Manicure before MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Let's face it …the bulk of arranging and managing a household move often times falls on the women in the family. Although many women nowadays are employed, these "household tasks" are still regarded as "women's work". And here is the truth-quite a few women are better organized, better at multi-tasking, and better with making choices. Therefore, even though it's probably not much comfort that you, the awesome Mom which holds it all together, are the only one competent at getting it done, it would drive you even crazier not to be in control. Thus, on this Mother's Day, we praise all women and remind you to take some time for yourself, especially if you happen to be amidst moving to a new residence in San Antonio.

Two Types of Stress during Moves

Alright, you can find far more than two, but we will concentrate on the key strains--physical and psychological. Follow this advice concerning how to handle those pressures in the weeks leading up to a long-distance move to San Antonio or even a local move in San Antonio--it may seem like a bad time to begin a new self-care routine, but it's likely to protect your sanity ultimately.

Moving Can be Painful

It will help to be in sound condition when you are getting all set to move. Unless you use a full-service professional moving company, in which they come pack your personal household belongings, almost all of it falls on you--sometimes literally, when you are burrowing out the closets. This suggests far more lifting and bending than you might be comfortable with, and more soreness at the conclusion of the day. You could be too busy to maintain your gym schedule, consequently those tight muscles just stay home and brood, and get tighter daily.

A restorative massage will work magic for your back muscles and ease some of the tensions you might be carrying currently. If you're able to find a way to schedule one for every couple of weeks between the packing mayhem, it will do miracles for your body and psyche. In fact thirty minutes in a massage chair alleviates some tension and stress.

It's not the perfect opportunity to begin a new workout plan, however if you already have a physical fitness schedule, do not neglect your classes--they are doing your system some benefit, and getting you out from the boxes from time to time. Getting the endorphins going additionally alleviates the everlasting stress you are feeling.

Mental Health Therapy

The emotional strain linked with a move is just as unpleasant as aching muscles, but sometimes it can be harder to remedy. Leaving your residence, even in the perfect instances, is without a doubt emotionally difficult. If your move is taking you out of town, get the most from the time you may have in your old location. Keep in your routines with friends--make the time for coffee or lunch and continue your children's routines if you can. This keeps them busy so they're not so centered on leaving their pals.

Here are several things you can try for emotional health care prior to your move.

· Step from your preparing and packing to do things with good friends.

· Organize a girls' weekend in the new location for a couple of weeks after you move.

· Find a baby sitter and go to dinner with your husband or wife. Moving dialogue is not permitted.

· Arrange a pampering pedicure--the kind with the drawn out foot massage. Hold off on the manicures until the tape goo is off your fingertips.

· Right now is the time to try out a fresh hair shade or cut--when you move, no one will guess it's the "new" you. The new next door neighbor are likely to think you've always had lime green extensions.

· At present is not the time to toy with permanent body art. You might regret a trendy tattoo of your old residence sooner than later.

It really is fine to permit yourself to be down over a move--you've made a life and memories, and they're hard to leave behind. However letting the blues to take over and staying home continuously to pack boxes isn't the solution. Step away regularly and go do something just for you--sometimes even Wonder Woman requires a break.

And, if you want help organizing or executing any component of your local or long-distance residential move, look for a professional moving company in San Antonio that will offer as much or as little support as you require. Want to know where to begin? Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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