When moving to Austin this summer, there is so much going on that you may begin to feel stressed out. It is for this reason that you should consider ways to unwind, for the sake of your mental and physical well-being. Here are some coping mechanisms from All My Sons to keep yourself calm this summer in Austin, in the midst of your move.
• Take a step back. When you are going through the copious amounts of work that come with the moving process, it is important to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Mentally remove yourself from the pressure. A helpful tactic is to ask yourself if you were telling this story to a friend, if you would you find it funny or not. If the sheer absurdity of the situation is potentially humorous later on, then you should relax and laugh about it in the moment. It isn’t worth getting your blood boiling, and it is one of the easiest ways to unwind from a tense situation.
• Remind yourself of the positive factors. If you are feeling distraught, you should take a deep breath and remind yourself of the advantages of moving to Austin. Maintaining an optimistic point of view will serve as the fuel to keep you motivated towards your goal of moving to Austin.
• Pay attention to your energy ebb and flows. Everyone has a different pattern regarding their energy levels throughout the day. There are times of the day when you will consistently have more energy or less, and this is entirely individual. You should mentally note the times of the day when you feel the most energetic, and alternately the moments you feel the most depleted. Then, All My Sons believes that it is best to match the tasks of the day that require high energy with the time when you know you are in your most alert state.