Stressed About Moving? Re-frame Your Thinking
If you're moving, you have my simultaneous congratulations and sympathies. Despite the excitement of starting fresh in a new home, the process of getting all of your stuff into that new home can be soul-crushingly difficult. The boxes. The tape. The give-away pile. The clothes. The books. The knick-knacks.
If you're like me, during a move you find yourself launching into a spiral of toxic, negative thinking. In this gallery, I'm offering up 5 of the most common such gems, each with their own rescue that falls into the category of what my sister (a social worker) calls a "positive re-frame."
Do you recognize the negative self-talk? Together we'll articulate those same thoughts in positive language that will get you back at the boxes in no time--maybe even with a smile on your face.
Holly Lebowitz Rossi is Beliefnet’s Health editor and the co-author of the Fresh Living blog.