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Moving to a new town can be difficult. Actually… let me rephrase that. It can be EXTREMELY difficult. As if packing up your life into a truck isn’t hard enough. Beginning in a new town presents many challenges, such as adjusting to unfamiliar roads and traffic, finding the best place to buy your groceries, where to workout (whether in a gym or finding the best running path in your area) and settling into your new home. I have just recently relocated with my husband and cat (she did surprisingly well during the move!) and here are a few things that have helped me during this transition…

  1. Breathe……………. Go ahead… take a deep, long breath right now! Because it’s going to be okay. Yes, there are struggles to face ahead of you, but you can meet all the demands confronting you today! Just take it one step… and one breath… at a time.
  2. Make a list! There are so many things to do during the process of moving and even after you settle in. Writing down your to-do list will free your mind of pressure that comes with trying to remember every little thing. So keep your pen and some paper nearby… when you think of something you need to do, jot it down, and keep going with the task at hand. You’ll be more productive by cutting out the distractions of trying to do everything at once!
  3. Create a routine. Getting yourself into a routine gives your life structure, and will help you settle in to your new life with more flow. We are creatures of habit, and re-establishing your habits will help you to feel right at home.
  4. Set your goals. And re-think your goals… they may have changed since you last looked at or gave any thought to them! We grow and change throughout life, and our goals should be flexible enough to change with us. In your goals, try to somehow incorporate what you are passionate about… doing what you love creates a drive to succeed like none other. If you think your talent/passion/doing what you love is not a realistic goal or way to succeed, think outside of the box! Get creative with what you love to do and find a way to incorporate it into your life.
  5. Relax! Don’t fret the small stuff. Work hard while you’re working, but at the end of the day, take time to rest and be thankful for everything you accomplished. Don’t be critical of yourself… if you didn’t like the way your day went, make a list for the next day and be conscious of making a change for the better. Enjoy this new stage of your life!!!