Well, life was travelling along calmly and then we hit crazy town! In my last post I spoke about how we sold our house. Thankfully that has gone ahead as planned and so we’re reached the packing and moving stage. Wowser! It’s a lot of work. When I’m not running around organising paperwork or on the phone arranging the change with every service provider we deal with I’m clearing out, selling off unwanted things and packing the rest.
I do have a secret for you though. I actually love change. I really thrive on it. I know that makes me different to most. I guess I just see change in a ‘big picture’ sense. Without change there can be no growth. And so big change means big growth. That is really exciting for me.
However, like anyone I’m susceptible to stress and exhaustion. I don’t expect to not get tired and run down and possibly a little narky at times but I have decided to manage it the best I can. I have made a conscious decision to do the following:
- Eat well. I may not get to exercise as much as I’d like to over the next two weeks but I can eat well. And choosing healthy foods over unhealthy foods doesn’t actually take more time.
- Affirmations. I downloaded the Spirit Junkie app (from Gabby Bernstein). This nifty app allowing me to choose positive affirmations from a list and set them to reminders on my phone. This way as various points through the day I have to stop and take a moment.
- Focus on the positive. There are always annoying parts to a big change like moving and not everything will go to plan. I intend to focus on the positive. So much so in fact that my husband may get irritated by it. Sorry honey!
- Remember the impact on others. Moving may be fun for me but my soon to be three year old or my husband (plus anyone I rope into packing) may not feel the same way. Being accepting of their emotions during this time is important.
- Familiarise. I’ve been getting to know the area we are moving to. I know what supermarket I’ll shop at, which coffee shop we love and I’m checking out the day care centres. With each new discovery I feel more at ease with the big move.
- Reward. My husband and I have planned a weekend away for post move so we can unwind and celebrate this new chapter in our life. It’s our light at the end of the tunnel.
If you’re going through a stressful time I hope these steps can help you too. Also, I’m accepting all offer for packing my house up. Only kidding. Maybe.
About Rach Wheatley, Project: Breathe
Rach Wheatley is a proud mum and wife who juggles day care drop offs, collecting pretty things and getting sweaty via a range of fun/crazy fitness adventures. Rach loves working with women who want to live a more meaning life and thrives on helping women live out their life purpose by developing the business of their dreams. She does this through her business Project: Breathe. Her online business and blog provides consultation, workshops and tools including motivational posters to help women go from ‘pie in the sky’ dream stage to ‘wow this business is actually happening’ stage.