Are you considering a moving to a new country or state and don't know where to start?
Has your planned move to a new country or state left you feeling overwhelmed?
Are you dreading leaving behind friends and family?
What if I were to tell you that the move doesn't have to be so overwhelming, that it could actually be fun and exciting? It can.
The Secret is Preparation
Now I know from experience, and 30 + years of moving from country to country, that in a busy life the preparation can feel just as overwhelming as the move. So to make it all just that bit easier I have narrowed down the preparation for you in to simple to follow tips.
The tips are divided into two easy to follow sections:
1. Preparing for your move
2. Enjoying and embracing your new environment.
The sections are designed to enable you to follow the tips from start to finish during your move. I have even included a downloadable PDF for you to print out and read as you go.
Prepare Before you Move
Read and implement the relevant tips before each part of your move takes place. The more prepared you are, the easier the move will be.
The tips take you from preparing, packing, arranging, through to making new friends, staying healthy, and embracing your new environment.
I suggest that you invest in a diary to record important information. As you will see as you work your way through the tips, this really can make a big difference and ease a lot of potential stress.
Enjoy the move without the stress of having to remember everything. It is all here for you to tick off as you go.
Stress free packing tips.
How to say your goodbyes to family and friends.
Preparing yourself for the move ahead.
The importance of self care during a move.
What to do in the first few days after a move.
Time to start finding your way around.
Creating familiarity helps you to settle.
Getting settled in your new home and feeling comfortable.
Now that you are getting settled, it is time to start exploring.
How can the whole family feel at ease in the new environment?
Friends are valuable. Finding new friends is the secret to enjoying your new environment.
Feeling settled at work is important.
Now to find aspects of your new environment that you love.
Moving to a new country or state can be stressful. Are you doing your best to stay healthy?
Time to really start enjoying your new life.
This journey is an adventure. Enjoy it.
Therapist and Author
I am on a life mission to stop taking life so seriously, to have more fun, and to play more. I am hoping you would like to join me.
It all started in my late 30's after a traumatic divorce that left me feeling lost and emotional. I suddenly realised that I had been taking life far too seriously! Yes life has its serious moments, but I didn't have to let those moments rule my life.
I made the decision at that time to make my life an adventure, and to discover ways to stop taking life so seriously. It has been quite a journey. I am now sharing what I have discovered with you.
I have had an unusual life, living in many countries. This lifestyle has given me a chance to view the world from various perspectives. An important life learning that I carry through in the courses I provide.
Professionally I also have a varied background, from running retail shops in my 20's, to now being a coach, counsellor and art therapist in my 40's.
On a personal note, I love being creative, taking photos, drawing and painting. I also love nature and going for long walks.
I look forward to you joining me on this road of discovery.