Life is great, but it’s not perfect. Regardless of health, wealth, and background, all of us experience our ups and downs and can go through periods of stress. While each of our stresses might be very different, there are a few things in life that many of us have to deal with which can send our emotions through the roof. Here are just a few of them, and how to tackle them!
Moving house is an exciting time, a new property can feel like a clean slate, and it’s fun to plan and dream about what the future in it will hold. But the actual moving process is no fun at all. Along with dealing with solicitors or landlords, finding the perfect property to move into and physically moving your life from A to B, it can be an incredibly turbulent process! But there are things you can do to make everything easier. First, being organized is key. Start decluttering and packing as early on as possible, and getting as much done ahead of time as you can. Hiring professional movers is also a good option since it means on the day you only have to unpack at the other end rather than physically haul boxes or furniture around. Just be sure to work moving costs into your budget. Pack an ‘emergency kit’ for the moving day itself containing all of the essentials you will need for the first day and night. This means you don’t have to route around in boxes if you need a mug for a cup of tea or a plate for something to eat!
Divorce or Relationship Breakdown
After being in a relationship for years, when things break down it can be a tricky time. If you’re married, there are divorce proceedings to sort, but even if you’re not there can be a lot of legal stuff to work through. Finances, property, vehicles, children and pets will all need to be considered while you come to a solution. Being single after being in a partnership for years can all feel a bit strange, with many people reporting that they don’t know who they even are anymore. Having a good support network around you at this time is crucial. Along with friends and family as support, you could join online forums or even speak to a helpline number if you feel as though it would be useful. Try and look for the silver lining, you can use this as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. You can do all of the things you have always wanted without anything holding you back.
Redundancy or Job Loss
Times of financial strain can be a major source of worry. With bills to pay and a family to support, not having a reliable source of income can put you in a very vulnerable position. While there’s not much you can do about the economic climate, you can be prepared in case something does go wrong. Having enough savings in the bank to live comfortably for a few months while you find another job can be the difference between keeping your home and losing it to the bank. It means that you’re not falling into arrears with bills, and can stay afloat until you can secure another position.