6 Tips on How to Settle in to Your New Home
Finally! You have already moved in to your new place. It is time to begin a new chapter in your life—but then you are scared. You have plenty of apprehensions, and you somehow feel quite alone and dejected. Indeed, moving and settling in to a new property can be both physically and emotionally stressful. Nevertheless, there are ways on how to make the transition smooth for you:
1. Get to know the place before you move. Research more about the area, especially those within and around your community. Determine where the hotspots are, as well as the culture of its people. Perhaps they practice certain traditions or beliefs. You do not have to share the same principle and belief as the others, but you also do not want to offend them.
2. Have someone with you for a while. If you are moving in alone, it is best if you can have someone to stay with you for a couple of days. This way, you would not feel lonely. You have a buddy when you want to go shopping or exploring the area.
3. Make new friends. Living in to a new place is a whole lot comfortable if you can already find new friends. You can start looking for them even before you move. One technique is to go online. Check if there are message boards that are specific to a particular area, such as your next home. Introduce yourself to the group and let them know that you are moving in. There is a huge chance you will get plenty of positive responses from people who would like to show you around.
Make it a point too to reach out to your neighbors. The traditional “I have some cookies as gifts” strategy still works wonders until today. The presents make a nice introduction. They can also be conversation pieces.
4. Reach out to your family and friends. You will feel less lonely if it is easier for you to talk to your loved ones, particularly those who live in your old neighborhood. Keep your mobile phones close. Schedule an Internet connection or telephone setup as soon as possible.
5. Participate in activities. Once in a while communities and even towns have activities or festivals. You may want to join them. These are perfect places to meet new friends. You can also get a much better feel of the town and its people. You can also have a lot of fun.
6. Think positive. Never allow your fears to occupy most of your mind and time. If you feel like you are beginning to feel scared or regret over your decision, just play some subliminal messages into your mind. You may say, “I am looking forward to my new life,” “I am waiting to explore my new territory,” or “This is a brand-new challenge I am willing to take.”
If you have chosen to download subliminal messages instead of creating your own, you can integrate them in your exercise and relaxation routines, such as yoga, Pilates, and meditation.