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Exercises to Relieve Your Stress about Moving

Moving is a stressful experience. There’s so much planning and work involved such as finding moving companies, packing and organizing to make that nothing gets lost or left behind. If you’re experience some moving stress, you may want to stop for a while and get some exercise.

Why should you exercise?
For one thing, it will distract you from all the moving stress. Next, exercise will help the endorphins moving, and put you in a better mood. So, why not put those moving boxes away for just half an hour and start with these simple, anxiety-busting exercises.

1.) Relax. That’s the first part – try to lie completely still on the floor, or sit down on a chair. Slowly, visualize your body relaxing, part by part. Feel the tension move away from your body. Take deep breathes, filling your entire body with air, and releasing it – along with all the tension and worry. While this is partly a mental exercise, the oxygen filling your body will help boost your energy.

2.) Neck and Shoulder Exercises. Most of your tension will come from these parts, so focus on them first. Sit upright on the floor or a chair and drop your chin forward. Then roll your neck around clockwise about 8 times. Do the same in the opposite directions. For your shoulders, stand up or sit on a chair. Stretch out your arms and move them in a wide circle forward 8 times, then backwards 8 times.

3.) Upper Body. Stand up and reach high up above your head and hold for up to 20 seconds. Then, squat down and touch the floor with your hands. Stand up again, and put your feet at hip width. With your hands on your hips, bend forward, as far as you can (without tipping over) and then move to the right, to the left, then forward, before coming back up. Repeat 8 times.

4.) Back. After the neck and shoulders, the back may be most tense part of the body, especially if you’re spending a lot of time on your feet or sitting at a desk, planning. To relieve the tension, sit on the edge of the chair, with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Keep you arms at your sides, and slump forward as far as you can. Then, slowly unroll your back, feeling your vertebrae move one by one, until you’re upright. Repeat 8 times.

5.) Cardio Exercises. Getting out of the house is not only good for your body, but for your sanity as well. If you take up a sport, do it – play some basketball or football with friends, hit a few balls over the net with your tennis partner, go to the gym or play a round of golf. If you don’t, just take a walk and get some fresh air or drop into a yoga class, so you can do something different and not moving-related even for just an hour.

If stress is getting you down and making you anxious about your moving day, then it’s probably time to stop and do something else. The exercises above will help you relieve the pain and stress on your body, but you also need to relax your mind, and trust that with all the work you’ve put it, everything will be alright.

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