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Self-Care Tips while in the Process of Moving

In this article, you will read about a personal story about an artist moving, along with learning 8 self-care tips to provide for yourself while in the process of moving.

Moving is time-consuming and just way too much clutter and “stuff” going on! It can be very exhausting, overwhelming and mind-confusing. Oh and did I mention, emotional?! I have lived in my current house for 13 years with my significant other while raising our 12 year old son here. We decided it is best we all need a change and to move forward into another location and so here we are… searching for our future house that we can settle into and call our home. As an artist, I am grateful to have the massive amount of art supplies that I do have! I literally filled up an entire room (actually, more than an entire room) with all of my boxed-up art materials and supplies. Within this current house, I have created my own personal space (art studio/work space) where I can create art and have my meetings, workshops and seminars (virtually). With this new move, I am feeling a little down and blue about temporarily sacrificing not having my own work space and art studio. You see, my family and I have decided to take a little detour and rent a smaller place an hour from where we are used to living. We need to sell our current house and take the time we need to find our future *perfect* house! Although I am excited to move, I am going to miss the art studio where I have created most, if not ALL of my artwork for the past 13 years, so yeah, I am definitely sentimental about moving. Not to mention all of the memories I have created in this house with my son and his father - this is where it hits hard!

Since moving can be so much to deal with on a variety of levels, I am learning that self-care is crucial for a time like this. I have to take care of myself before I can tend to others and so I have been focusing on working on caring for myself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I thought I would share these 8 tips to care for oneself during the process of moving:

  • Check in with Self ~ Ask Self: How I am feeling? What can I do to provide myself with balance?

  • Get proper rest!

  • Wake up in the *right* mind-set.

  • Create art or journal your feelings.

  • Ask for help as needed.

  • Practice mindfulness and focus on what you can do in that moment.

  • Stay hydrated, drink lots of water.

  • Continue laughter even when things do not work out according to plan.

Believe in yourself and you can Kreate What U Want

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