Sometimes you just need to start fresh in a new place. A change of scenery can be great for you and everyone in your family, especially after tumultuous times. You get to leave your baggage behind, start new relationships on your terms, and ultimately be the person you know you were meant to be.
Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and getting a little space from the situation can provide clarity, unlike when you’re in the thick of it. Move somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Whether that’s to an exciting new city or back home close to your parents. You’ll know where you need to go to feel whole again. Here are five tips that will help you find your way when starting fresh in a new town
Store the old memories and make some new ones.
If you moved due to an ex, you certainly don’t want old photographs of them lying around your home. However, ditching those photographs gets complicated if you have children. A great option for this is to take the time to scan photos of you and your child’s other parent and upload them to a free online photo storage service or a cloud storage provider. That way you won’t have to have your ex sitting on your mantelpiece, but you’re also not entirely erasing the memories that your children will have of the two of you. With online photo storage providers, you’re guaranteed to have easy access to your photographs at all times. Getting rid of the physical copies might be cathartic for you. So do whatever feels right.
With your online photo storage, you’ll also be able to start making new memories. Some photo storages will automatically upload a picture every time you post on social media. You’ll be able to easily and privately share these photos with loved ones around the world. Even though you may be moving far, you can keep your inner circle close and connected by sending them photos and videos of your new home. They’ll be excited to see that you’re settling in nicely.
Plan on needing a little extra storage.
Whether you’re moving to Houston, New York, or Los Angeles you may not have the finances to keep a place as big as you had before. That might be due to the loss of extra income from an ex or that the cost of living in the city you’re going to is higher than where you lived before. You might find that you have too much furniture or other possessions to fit in your new space.
A great option for this is for you to sell some furniture and make extra money. However, don’t sell too much since you’ll probably be back on your feet in no time and won’t want to rebuy all your furniture. There also might be sentimental objects that you just can’t part with, and that’s OK. In that case, rent out a storage unit that will hold all of your extra items that’s also within your price range. You’re sure to find a storage facility near you that will keep everything safe until you have the room to store it in your home.
Find a gentle way to unwind at the end of the day.
Moving is stressful as well as meeting new friends and starting a new job. You’re probably taking on more stress than you even realize. You don’t have to just grin and bear it. Now is the time to heal, regroup, and generally feel better.
Before bed or when the day gets stressful, it might be a good idea to indulge in some organic CBD gummies or CBD oil to keep you in the right headspace for managing your stress. CBD can help to alleviate occasional anxiousness or an overly active mind which in turn, helps you to wind down and relax. CBD, unlike marijuana, won’t have any psychoactive effects, so you’ll still have perfect clarity. You’ll be able to unwind a little easier to either focus on the task at hand or relax enough to get some much-needed sleep.
Go see the sights.
Every town, even the smallest has its own history. Since you’re going to be living in this place, presumably for a while, it’s not a bad idea to get a feel for the local aesthetic. Go be a tourist in your new city. That way, you’ll have common ground when talking to others and you’ll have exciting places to show your friends and family when they come to visit. If it’s a one-stoplight kind of place, that’s OK! Pull up a seat at the bar and meet your new neighbors. Being invested will mean you make faster relationships.
Try something new.
If you’re truly planning on a fresh start, now’s the time to try new things. Go kayaking or skydiving. Take up embroidery or learn to play a musical instrument. Make the first move in a romantic relationship if you’re usually the kind to wait. A new start means it’s time to seize the day. Trying new things helps people be present in their own life. Shake yourself out of autopilot and do something that makes you excited.