Ask Away...: Living In A New Place Could Put A Smile On Your Face

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Living In A New Place Could Put A Smile On Your Face

Sometimes, no matter how much you may love the people in your town or city, something just isn’t clicking. You might love your career, your house or your flat, but there could be just one little thing missing and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Maybe it’s one of the things I’ve mentioned, even though everything else is the perfect. Maybe it’s the city or the town in which you live in; perhaps the location itself just doesn’t excite or stimulate your mind anymore.

It’s so important to your mental health and wellbeing that you live somewhere in which you’re happy, and, as scary as it might be to consider moving, sometimes this can be exactly what you need in order to find a place to really call home. Sometimes moving is what you need in order to find a place in which you’re truly happy and relaxed. You can always go back to see your friends, or perhaps even keep your job, if you don’t move too far away and it’s still a commutable distance. Here are some reasons as to why living in a new place could light up your life and mind once more.

You can finally start being honest with yourself, but you don’t have to shout from the rooftops.
One piece of advice I always try to give people is to always be honest with themselves first, and then they’ll find it’s easier to be honest with other people. Of course, at the same time, it’s also okay to not be honest with others if you don’t want to admit why you’re moving to a new place. It might be a tentative and sensitive situation, and, where mental health is concerned, I don’t think it’s a moral grey area if you have to lie to save someone’s feelings.

You can start to let go of the past.
Perhaps your current home is wearing away at you because it holds bad memories. You might love your friends and family, but perhaps some form of incident, such as a broken heart, is making it hard for you to move on. Again, you don’t have to admit this to anyone; you only have to admit it to yourself. You’re creating a new home. There are Mover companies which will help you get set up, so you can throw out the old and bring in all the new stuff you want.

Moving is an adventure.
It can be tough at the start. The fear of loneliness, especially if you’re moving to a new place in which you wouldn’t know anybody, is usually what puts people off the idea in the first place. In the long run, it’ll be worth it. You’ll meet new people as you start a new career, or perhaps a new line of study, and you’ll realise that you can have the best of both worlds; you can still see your old friends and family, who you love, but you’ll no longer be trapped by living permanently in a place full of the old things you didn’t love.

Independence will make you stronger.
One of the best parts about moving away from everything is that you become stronger through adaptation to a new environment. You’re pulling away from everyone so that you can learn to be you by yourself. This will help you grow and find a new path in life. It’ll help your mind relax, as you realise that you’re responsible for you, so there’s no added stress of trying to meet the expectations of friends or family.

If it’s time to move away, don’t be scared. Embrace this window of opportunity to get out and live your life.

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