How to Treat Anxiety When Living in A New Home

Story Highlights
  • Make It Feel Like Home
  • Organisation Is Key
  • Connect With Loved Ones

Moving to a new home can be a difficult process to go through, whether alone or with your family.

It induces a new kind of stress that is caused by more than one factor, the time and money that will be spent, as well as the daunting feeling of changing everything you know and got used to.

The whole process can be overwhelming, the decision, the house hunting, and the move itself.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t end once you’ve finally moved because you’ll still feel anxious about living in a new home, but here’s how you can treat it:

Make It Feel Like Home

One of the main reasons behind anxiety related to living in a new home is that you’re in a new, unfamiliar environment.

Preparing ahead by packing a comfort box before you move with things that make you feel more relaxed would be ideal.

If you don’t get a chance to do that, you could still make your new house feel homier by doing yourself a favor and unpacking as soon as possible.

The more you are surrounded by familiar things, the more you’ll feel at home. Prioritize unpacking things that make your home reflect your personality whether it’s pieces of art or pictures of family and friends.

You can also try to recreate your old home’s atmosphere by playing your favorite music or lighting your favorite scented candle.

Organisation Is Key

Living among boxes is never ideal, and the clutter lying around could be adding to your anxiety.

Try to make a list of tasks you need to tackle to get everything in place and divide it into a timeline. The organisation process is not only for your material items, you should also work on organising your cluttered mind.

One of the common new-home anxiety symptoms is experiencing racing thoughts about everything that’s going on and all the things you need to do.

The lack of sleep because of this could drive you crazy, but don’t just rush out to the pharmacy for sleeping pills just yet. You can try out natural supplements that can ease your anxiety and finally allow you to get your thoughts in order. 

Connect With Loved Ones

Living in a new home could make you feel more isolated than at any other time. That’s why it’s the perfect time to reach out to your friends and family for support.

Once you have everything in order, you can invite your friends over to your new home and make new memories that’ll make you more attached to the place.

If you’re still not ready to have people over, plan a night out with friends that’ll make you worry less about going back to an empty house. You should also reach out to your family for help in the move and unpacking, and if they’re remote, take advantage of technology and let them into your new space via video calls. 

At the end of the day, treating the anxiety that comes with living in a new home doesn’t happen overnight.

It’s something you need to take one day at a time, giving yourself time to find your feet and adjust. It helps to maintain your usual routine but also being open to trying new things like going around exploring the new area.

Just try to remember that it’s all part of the moving process that you need to accept and try to push through until you’re finally at ease again.

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