Tips on How to Keep Moving on Moving Day
You’ve been packing for hours, but as you look around your stuff is multiplying magically before your very own eyes. While your moving list grows longer, your energy fades faster. Does this sound like you before moving day? You’re not alone. Moving is one of the most stressful and tiring events for many of us, but before you wave your white flag and give up, take a second to find out how you can keep moving before and during your moving day. Here are five awesome activities that will energize you and help you dig a little deeper for a productive and happy moving day.
Keep Moving by:
1. Stretching Out
While your first instinct might be to take a nap or flop down on the couch when you’re feeling tired, this will actually make you feel more tired and lazy. Your muscles, which have been hard at work packing and lifting, will become cold and start to feel sore from your activity if you become inactive. A good way to combat tiredness is to take a moment and do some stretching. Whether it’s yoga pose, some light Pilates or just changing positions, stretching boosts the oxygen flow to your brain and gives you more energy. You don’t have to be a yoga guru or even all that flexible to try a child’s pose. Yet this simple stretch can give you an extra burst of energy to help you keep moving. Try working in some deep breaths and focus on your breathing, this will help you reset and attack the rest of your to-dos with a new perspective.
2. Get Some Fresh Air
That couch may be calling your name, but be strong and grab your running shoes instead and head out doors to find that second wind. Walk around the block for five minutes or head to your local park for a quick change of atmosphere. According to some researchers being exposed to the color green in nature will actually make you feel happier and motivated. If you have a dog take it for a walk and enjoy some fresh air. A quick break in the outdoors will help you keep moving on moving day.
3. Getting Funky
If you’ve been playing your favorite album on repeat, it’s no wonder you are feeling tired and ready to give up. Find an extra burst of energy when you switch up your music. Try out a new playlist or new artist to help you keep moving. The unexpected ambient noise will keep you on your toes. Be adventurous and try a recommended playlist from spotify for something new. Dance around and keep moving to the beat for some added endorphins. Who knows you might find a new favorite kind of music along the way.
4. Hanging out with Friends
Moving involves a lot of decisions on what to pack and what to throw out, sometimes having a trusted friend come over will help you make decisions faster. Divide and conquer tasks together for a productive collaboration. Good conversation and a motivating friend might help you to keep moving. Keep each other motivated by setting an incentive, like going to the movies or ice cream after you finish your packing. You can even make a party out of your to-dos, invite a group over and throw yourself a pre-move party.
5. Eating Energy Snacks
Red bull and the coffee will give you a boost but eventually you will crash, opt instead for energy-boosting-snacks that will keep you energized for the long haul. Keep the recipes simple and healthy for a quick treat in between tasks. My favorite recipe combines peanut butter, sliced apples, shredded coconut and dark chocolate to make power nachos that will help you stay focused and your belly happy.
Did you try any of the ideas above to keep moving? Share your experience or your tips for staying motivated during a move on our Coastal Carrier Facebook Page before the end of 2017 and we will pick a winner for best tip that will win a $50 Home Depot gift card. If you tried them all and are still ready to throw in the towel or just need an extra hand make sure you give us a call. Coastal Carrier Moving & Storage can do all of the packing and unpacking for you, while you save your energy for something more fun.