Relocating house is stressful. But when you’re heading to New York, that stress suddenly multiplies several times higher. While as picturesque as the ‘The capital of the world’ really is, moving here comes with a host of non-regular challenges.
If you’re moving here, chances are you’re dealing with a lot in your head that words can’t even describe. The excitement of having Times Square within the walking distance, but the concern of the city’s extravagance; the joy of having the best Pizzas and doughnuts of the world, but the anxiety of a fast-paced lifestyle. Too much… too much to process!!
Feeling overwhelmed is okay. But letting that ‘feel’ turn into a fear that gives you countless sleepless nights and a surprise visit to your doctor is something that’s not acceptable.
If you’re in the same state, here are 7 simple ways you can overcome your moving anxiety and turn that feeling of overwhelmingness into excitement.
Breathe, like literally! You’re stressed because you’re thinking about all those things that are never going to happen. So calm yourself and take care of your health. Hit gym occasionally; wake up early everyday and take a walk to the nearest park. Sure moving to New York is a big decision for you—it might also be the game-changer in your life. A lot more happy things, maybe, are lined up ahead in both your personal and professional life. Be optimistic and think everything good that this city will offer you.
- Hire a good moving company
A great deal of anxiety comes when you’re not prepared or, in your head, things ahead look uncertain. So plan everything of your move, from top to bottom, thoroughly. Start by hiring a good moving company, preferably New York based, who would assist you in moving (and even packaging and storage, if needed); a company who charge affordably and are equipped with sufficient manpower and custom fleets.
- Read blogs and articles
Read blogs and articles that talks about moving to New York to give yourself a real idea. Sure you will stumble across few discouraging things; don’t cling on to them. Look for the good. The fun you’re going to have here, the awesome people you’ll meet and the deliciousness you’ll surround yourself with.
- Contact the new ‘New Yorkers’
No article and blog can give you the real ‘real idea’ of moving to New York than the people who have actually moved into this awesome city just now. There exist many online forums and platforms where you can directly connect with these new ‘New Yorkers’ and ask them about their experiences. It’ll help your form real expectations of challenges and fun that lies ahead in your life.
- Visit your apartment before you actually move
Visiting your new apartment and neighborhood with your family and friends before you actually move here can settle much of stress and anxiety. Now you’ll know where you’re really moving, how your days are going to be like, the condition you’re going to be living in and the kind of people that will be around you. If you’ve hunt your new place the right way, or if your company has done its task correctly, everything will turn out just fine. And your this visit might come up as fruitful and highly satisfying.
- Map a definite budget
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, you can find your solace in the fact that so many people, even with less income, lives here happily. All you need is to be smart when planning your budget and at the time of spending. There are a lot of unnecessary costs that you can cut easily without cutting back in your definition of ‘fun’. So map a thorough budget and stick to it devotedly.
- Ask for help!!
People in New York are friendly. And they are more than happy to help. Whether you’re lost in the complex subway map of this city, can’t find a good pizzeria, looking for a theatre play or are in any minor or major problem, get away from your insecurity and introversion, and ask for help. You’ll be happily surprised with people’s response.
These are 7 simple ways how you can move to New York without feeling overwhelmed. Relax. Expect challenges—but also anticipate a great deal of help from the people around and, of course, a lot more fun than you dreamed of.