10 Jan by Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

How to handle relocation stress

We can agree wholeheartedly to the fact that moving to a new place can be exciting. But it can be quite stressful too. A wise man once said, “Death, Divorce, and Moving are the most stressful situations in one’s life.” No matter the reason behind your relocation, you will begin to feel the anxiety from the very first day once the decision is made. The reason is quite obvious. You don’t want to part with the place you have always been familiar, to which your memories have stuck like shadows that haunt. And you are to leave that place! An unfortunate ordeal indeed. The next cause for your unhappiness is the stress of the unknown- How are you to manage all the packing, traveling and selling that entails any moving? All these questions must be getting your sanity in a tight knot. Then there is the next array of questions that would creep into the mind of a social bee- Will I make new friends at the new place? What if I lose all my former friends? Have I taken the right decision? Certainly, this stress is natural but this must not blossom into the sort that would blow you apart. Here are some tips to cope up with this stressful situation:

Take care of yourself

The first and the foremost tip is to take care of yourself. When the stress begins to carve you out of places and people, seat yourself and take a deep breath. Indulge in some relaxing exercises so that you can fight the darkness blanketing you. It may sound silly or inane, but you’ll agree that it’s truly helpful once you try it. When you come back to your relaxed self, you will be able to deal with any upcoming issues with more ease.

Consider everyone in the family

Everyone in your family may face a difficult time in accepting your relocation. Remember that they need your love and attention as well. Always remain connected to your fellow members and if necessary, talk to any professional counselor so that they may be able to help you from your plight.

Let your emotions win

If you feel like you want to thrash and cry, proceed, please. It’s better to express yourself rather than keeping your negative emotions in lockdown mode. Whatever your feelings are, let them fight the walls you’ve built outward. Get your feelings, anger, frustration and everything else out. It’s as simple as that. With whom are you trying to put up a fight anyway?

Research the new place

It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving a couple of towns away or overseas. It is usually helpful if you can conduct a research on the new place. Go through the rules and regulations of the same. Think of yourself as a tourist who doesn’t want to miss out even on the smallest of details.

Think positive

In such a nerve-racking situation, the negative thinking is bound to overcome your attitude. Try your maximum to be as positive as you can. Find the positives and focus on them. This will aid you to invest all your energy in concentrating on the upcoming events simultaneously.

To make new friends, make sure to be one

However, you can’t forget your old friends but making new friends in the new area is inevitable too. Engage in conversations, initiate conversations, and be warm and welcoming towards people. This will ultimately turn around in your favor!


More or less, it is your attitude and the choices you make that decide how successful your relocation is gonna be. Rely on your friends and other support systems to help you overcome this situation and hire some professional movers if you feel like doing so.


This blog was edited by Amalia Abbar from our Corporate Office.

ByDr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

20 years experience in the field of moving and relocation. Sharing tips and expertise in the proper ways to move, pack, and arrive at your destination. Managing Moverzfax.com, the leading consumer protection portal for the moving industry

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