Wanderlust – that’s what we say!

Sathya Amritha.K  

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WANDERLUST

Kate, an independent and successful photographer by profession loved her job except for one aspect. She had to often relocate to new places on new job assignments. The maximum time she has ever spent in a city would be 2 years. Though she loved the fact that her career satisfied her thirst for “wanderlust”, she dreaded the relocating part of it. But not anymore, read on to find out more.

Well, this situation not only applies for Kate but to any person who has ever experienced moving – either within a city, country or even worse outside one’s country would agree that it is one of the most stressful time that a person can ever experience. In fact, research concludes that the ordeal of moving home was placed as the top stressors among all the life events, leaving behind even a week in jail or starting a new job!

(https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/many-americans-think-moving-is-more-stressful-than-a-week-in-jail )

Not only Americans, but the scenario is also the same globally. People rate moving out more stressful than a divorce!

(https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/574171/Divorce-stressful-moving-home )

The BIG WHY!!!

Americans are moving less than ever, concludes a survey in 2018. (https://slate.com/business/2018/06/americans-are-moving-less-often-than-ever.html)

Why is moving so stressful?

Well, there’s the scheduling, the packing, the expenses, the general disruption, the phase of moving out of a comfort zone – the time you would have spent to make the four walls of a house a home has to be reinvested again in a different place. We as social animals, naturally get emotionally attached to the place we live in. Although a part of us would definitely be left behind in the place where we resided, it would take time to rebuild that connect in a new place. All these aspects make moving stressful. Yes, it is stressful, but can it be made somewhat manageable?

HOW following WHY!!!

Well, certainly! We thought of adding some excitement to this strenuous task and making it an eventful adventure for you. So here’s our special P’s list that you could consider next time while relocating:

Planning – Try chalking out and start planning a few weeks in advance to avoid last minute ordeals. Explore the new place, make contacts with people who have been there and be prepared to some extent.

Paperwork – Organizing your relocation paperwork is definitely going to be an important task. Make sure you have a copy of your rental agreements, schools if you are traveling with children, new phone numbers and maybe even vehicles, registration with the city authority,

Positivity – Say to yourself that it’s going to be over soon and you would be relaxing in your new home.

Productive work – Always make a TO-DO list every day and ensure that you abide by your list and finish the tasks you had planned for that day. In this way, you would certainly feel productive and your energy would not be wasted in the wrong direction.

People management – Taking help from family and friends during relocation can ease mental stress. Use the support system to avoid regret.

Principles of expense Management – We can help you for sure. Enjoy controlled spending using our expense tracker app and never regret. If there are any expenses which are tax deductible, you need not search for your receipts at the eleventh hour of filing returns. We will make sure you have one less thing to do. Now, that’s a relief during such testing times, isn't it!

Yes, we also support worldwide currencies with real-time currency exchange calculation. So forget the word regret, Take a deep breath and start looking for the “To let” advertisements. Choose a comfortable house and make it your dream home!

Kate loved the detailing in our app and does not dread “relocating” anymore. If you are someone like Kate, with a job often demanding a change of place, then our app is surely going to your savior!

In case you too found this post helpful, please comment here sharing your experiences with relocation.

Trust in the process is extremely important. The thought could be overwhelming, the beginning is certainly going to be a rough one. The path you travel to execute your plan could be an arduous one, but a happy ending is always in your hands. Begin with this happy ending in mind. Everything else would fall in place!




About Author : Sathya Amritha. K is an engineer by profession with a passion for writing. A keen learner by nature, she believes that every day is a lesson for life. Writing for NumReceipt has taught her the art of spending and saving, so using the app would secure your financial future for sure. Visit her soul space where she has shared many experiences and reflections through her blogs about all amazing things which make up this beautiful life (https://sparkanewbeginning.wordpress.com/) and know more about her. When she is not writing, you can find her at the park running after her rollicking two-year-old twins.


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