The old adage goes, “what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.” It might not seem like it in the midst of the chaos of moving, but moving to a new home will also make you a stronger, better person. Here are just some of the ways you will improve as a person when you move.
Put Sentiment in the Right Place
One of the hardest parts of moving is sorting through all of your belongings and getting rid of the things you don’t really need. For most of us, that means we’ve got to make the difficult choice of getting rid of items that have sentimental value, but are otherwise just clutter. This process of purging your sentimental belongings is tough, but it will teach you a valuable lesson to hold onto the memories, and not the objects.
Moving is a great excuse to finally get rid of all that clutter in your home so you can start your new life fresh. Living without clutter doesn’t just help you stay organized, but it can improve your state of mind. Without all that clutter around you, you will feel less stressed and more relaxed.
Try New Things
When you live in one place for a long time, it is easy to get too comfortable in your habits. You got to the same supermarkets for your shopping, you eat at the same restaurants, you go to the same bars on weekends when you go out, and hang out with the same people. This all goes out the window when you move to a new city. As you get to know your new city and make new friends, you will find yourself trying all sorts of new things that you might not have otherwise.
Learn to Make New Friends
Moving to a new city where you know absolutely no one is really terrifying, but it is an experience you will learn and grow from. It takes a bit of effort to meet new friends, so you will find yourself doing things like joining clubs and talking to complete strangers. Having exposure to so many new people, and ultimately new friends, helps you open up your mind to new ideas and experiences, something which benefits all of us.
You Learn to Cherish Home
After leaving your home and everything that comes with it (friends, family, support systems, your favorite bistro), you realize how dear these things are to you. It isn’t just the big things like friends either. You realize how much those small things matter to you. Soon you will find these things in your new city too, and you are less likely to take them and the idea of home for granted.