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How to deal with post-move exhaustion

How to deal with post-move exhaustion

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Moving home is one of the most tiring processes that most people have to go through. It can absolutely be exciting and an adventure, but the sheer amount of work that you need to do can leave you tired for some time to come. To fully recover, you’ll need to do some serious self-care – here’s how to deal with post-move exhaustion.

Plan some time off

You’ll likely already have planned to take some time off for the move. In addition to the days you take off for the actual move itself, you should also book a few days off afterwards. You can use these days to start unpacking your belongings, and to just relax and start to recover from all of the chaos.


Your mind and body will both need to recover, and one of the best things you can do to speed this up is to get plenty of sleep. Even if you’re back at work or university, try to get some early nights, and push your responsibilities back a bit. To maximise the quality of your sleep, it’s best to avoid looking at bright lights or screens too late, and to have your last coffee or tea early on in the day.

Eat good food

In addition to sleep, you want to provide your body with the right nutrition to help it recover. Make sure that you eat plenty of vegetables, and healthy fats and proteins, at regular intervals throughout the day. Try to avoid alcohol where possible, as it’ll make you feel more tired and decrease the general quality of your sleep.

Get some exercise in

When we’re exhausted, exercise is often the last thing we feel like doing. Often, it can actually end up having a regenerative effect. By renewing the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) exercise can lead us to have more energy, in addition to multiple other physical and mental benefits. 

Things you can do to make the move itself less tiring

While there’s a lot you can do to speed up your recovery, it’s often more effective to try to make the move less tiring in the first place. One of the most important things you can do is hire a removals team from somewhere like Bright Movers

They’ll be able to help you pack everything up and move it between locations, taking on the burden of the majority of the physical labour associated with the move. You can also try to spread the move out over a longer period of time, so that you’re not left with absolutely everything during those last few days.

You’ll likely be pretty worn out straight after the move, and it can often put a bit of a dampener on things. Try to look after yourself, and remember that once the dust has settled, you’ll be able to start to enjoy your new home. It can help to plan some nice events, like a dinner party or a movie night, so that you have something to look forward to in your new space, something more concrete to aim for.

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