How Moving Houses Can Benefit Your Mental Health

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How Moving Houses Can Benefit Your Mental Health

 

When you think of moving house, you probably think of the negative things associated with it. You’ll think of stress, disruption, and expense. However, it might surprise you to find that there are actually several mental health benefits to moving house. When the unpacking and settling-in is over, you’ll get to appreciate them. Read on to find out what they are. 

How Moving Houses Can Benefit Your Mental Health 

 

 

A Fresh Start 

 

Whether you’re moving to the next town or you’re going further and need to arrange cross country moving, when you start living in a new place, you’ll get an automatic fresh start. The idea might be scary at first, but a fresh start can be exactly what you need to improve your mental health, even if you didn’t realize it. 

 

When you move to a new place, you get the chance to leave all your troubles and burdens behind. You can essentially reinvent yourself and become a better version of yourself if that’s what you want to do. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut when you live in the same place for a long time, and when you move, you can try new things, meet new people, and make new connections. These fresh starts can be hugely beneficial. 

 

Experience Life Differently 

 

Did you know that the place you live is a big factor in your personality? It’s true, which means that when you move somewhere new, you can start to experience life in a different way. You can live the interesting life you were hoping to by moving and giving yourself more opportunities to try new things. 

 

The further away you move from your current home, the more dramatically your life can change, and if you move to an entirely new country, everything will be different. You’ll have the ideal opportunity to learn more about other cultures and other ways of life and determine what really makes you happy. 

 

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A Better Home Improves Mental Health 

 

If you live in a house or apartment that you don’t particularly like, whether it’s because it’s too small, too dirty, too moldy, or you don’t like your neighbors you may need to reassess. Maybe it is too far away from friends, family, or work, or something else. Any which way,  your mental health is sure to be affected in a negative way. You might even hate coming home, and that’s never something that should happen; you must always have a place to call home that is your safe, secure sanctuary. 

 

So, of course, moving somewhere else, somewhere that is much more satisfactory, will make your life more positive and improve your mental health

 

Time For Self-Reflection 

 

We’re so busy trying to keep up with everyone and everything. Taking a little time out for self-reflection might not be a priority. However, taking the time to do this means you can reassess where you are in life. In turn, you can come up with a plan to change anything you want to change. 

 

When you move house, you have to take time out. Your current routine is entirely disrupted, and you will finally get a chance to think about everything you are doing. This is a good time to consider making changes to put your mental health first and enjoy your life more. 

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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20 thoughts on “How Moving Houses Can Benefit Your Mental Health”

  1. Ah yes, changing houses comes with a fresh start, that we all need every once in a while. And also, one’s view of life ought to change. Otherwise, adjusting to a different world may become problematic, especially for the young ones! Good one, Dr. Elise!

  2. I’d have to agree with you. The physical stress is given but it’s somehow therapeutic when you have finally settled in to a new home. We’ve moved several times and I’ve always loved the thought of starting anew.

  3. I wouldn’t mind the diruption. We are due to move but I am waiting to see if housing prices go down. They’re so high righ tnow.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.