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Relocation – time before and after

The other day I got thinking about time. How time seems to change at the different stages of your move and how sometimes it can make you feel a bit out of control.

Most of my clients describe that just before they are set to leave, time runs away from them and there never seems to be enough time to catch up with people, get through the checklist and stay connected with loved ones at the same time.

Then for a moment when everything is said and done, that flight leaving next week feels like months away and time almost stops.

After arriving to a new place the rush of time from just before the move seems to slow down a bit, but there is still lots to do. Admin things (opening bank account, finding work, school, settling in a home) take up most of the time. Even though there is some breathing space, time is still ticking pretty fast as you’re looking forward to feel more settled.

The first few months in a new place tends to go very fast and my clients often share that “I can’t believe we’ve already been here for 6 months!”. 

As you’ve settled in, time starts to change yet again. The pace you have held slows down and for most people this is most welcome. Because balance is a value for many people in this world. But as time slows down again and there is time to think, new thoughts and questions awaken. “Do I really like it here?” or “Is this it?” or similar questions will quite naturally pop up and either help you define and create what you want or frustrate you to the point where you go and seek out the support needed.

I support relocators through all of these aspects of time, because I know what it’s like. If you want to have a chat about which of these stages you are at, just give me a call or send me an email.

Remember that whatever stage you are at – we all have the same amount of time in our day. Just make sure to spend your time where it matters to you. Be humble and ask for help when you need to find ways of freeing up time. And most of all – don’t do things only because you feel like you should. Do them because they help move you and your loved ones to a better tomorrow.