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THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
Tips on moving home
Member Name: Trishajs
Tips on moving home
Date: 05/04/10, updated on 09/04/10 (82 review reads)
Advantages: TURNING THE LOCK & TURNING THE CORNER
Disadvantages: YOU ARE THE ONLY PROBLEM IF YOU DON'T DETACH YOURSELF FROM NOW
There are reviews here and loads of internet articles with advice, about switching utilities, forwarding mail, surveyors reports, stamp duty and etc; etc; etc.
So I am being a wee bit naughty in giving moving advice- and coming at it from my viewpoint and not the norm.
Most of us will move at some point in our lives and just remember the well coined phrase- location, location, location. That is not the location of your new abode that I am referring to- but where your head is- moving is a great opportunity to sort out your life as a whole.
I want to suggest that you find a new point in your life and look upon the move as a new beginning.
Once the crates are unpacked and the new curtains bought and in situ. Then let your new world begin. You will have had time before the move to plan your plan. Make it a good 'un.
Let me give you some ideas.
I have always been the type of friend who is always available, I will drop anything I am doing if a friend wants to go out or pop round- when I move this is the perfect opportunity to stop doing this and I will be taking it.
I also miss out on doing things, taking a recent example, a friend said weeks ago they wanted to see Avatar in 3d and we should go, adding they couldn't commit to when. End result I haven't seen the movie. From the move I shall be saying I would love to go with you, let's put a date in our diaries. If they say they cannot- I shall say ....ok let me know in the next few days- let's say by Friday, if they say they cannot or by Friday they haven't committed I shall make plans to go alone.
I plan to have a full diary, and if you want to see me, get your booking in- because I am moving to get a life. I have even invented a new diary entry- it is called a SIFARDAY- that is a Staying in For a Reason Day. I could be staying in because I have things to do, because I want to rest- whatever, but I will be in because I want to be, not because I have failed to plan anything.
Right now if you asked me " what did you get up to last week?", I would struggle to form a sentence of any interest. From my move it will be several paragraphs. I am on a budget, but feeding the swans and ducks on a river walk , or going on the cycle path for a country ride is not expensive. I am not getting it together right now because I have got into a very deep rut, but this move is the ladder to get out of the canyon I find myself in.
I have researched the town I am moving to and already have notes in my diary of events I will be attending later this year and next year . I know for many people being spontaneous works for them but it doesn't work for me. Life is too short and I want to live it.
I am going to have to be strong as I know of one friend who will not tolerate advance planning, but I am not going to sacrifice my fun to accommodate her adversity. Not any longer.
In addition I am going to get my health sorted and get myself fitter- slowly but surely. I am going to increase my knowledge, do my family tree and take up gardening and painting. I will be baking my own bread and biscuits etc; and have ordered a book to enable uses for herbs other than culinary.
I am not going to have the time or the energy to do all this at once , but I do have more time than I have led myself to believe. There are 126 hours that I am awake, so saying that going to work takes up 45 of those hours that leaves - 81 hours-so even if household thingys take up an average of 3 hours a day- I still have 60 hours to live my life and even more time during holidays.
So what I am saying is don't let a move just be a change of address, if you are like me, not happy with where your life is now, then let it be a change of life.
Wishing you all every health and happiness in your new home.
Summary: I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS ADDRESSING