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Wellness Series: Moving to manage your Mental Health and Stress

There's no doubt moving to a new location can bring an intense load of emotions. Whether you are moving across the country, or internationally, moving means making big decisions. But how about if it could just be the thing to boost your mental health and alleviate stress? A study by a global health insurer by interviewing over 463 expats found that moving improved their overall health. Still, how can moving be beneficial to you?

As one of the international moving companies in Singapore, we want to help you move overseas effortlessly by providing all the information you need to make good choices. Here, we want to share with you, some of the wholesome benefits of moving for your mental health.

1. Moving gives you a refreshing start

Moving is a fascinating way to transform your life through the greater chance to enjoy newer experiences. When you move to an entirely different place, such as moving overseas, you will likely start a new job, meet new people and immerse yourself in a different culture. You will also live in a different home, build different routines, sign up for new activities, get some new hobbies, and even speak a completely different language. All of these allow you to re-invent yourself and even become the person you have always desired.

Alternatively, living in the same place, and having the same network of friends and connections tends to make us feel stagnated. This is because the familiar often becomes so boring which is bad for our mental health.

2. Moving gives you time to reconnect with yourself

Our world today is always in motion and filled with responsibilities. We often lack time for ourselves. However, whether you choose to move temporarily or permanently, it can put a break in your endlessly busy life. Because moving disrupts your routine and may offer a few weeks away from your day-to-day affairs, you will have a lot of time on your hands to be alone with your thoughts.

You can use that long-distance move as an opportunity to think about your life, habits, fears, desires, and relationships. When you are away from everything, you begin to understand yourself more and can make better decisions leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.

3. Moving opens you to new perspectives

Perhaps, your home country doesn’t offer the best weather for you, moving overseas, to a country with better weather will allow you to lead a more active and outdoor lifestyle. Research even shows that moving to an area with more green space, and fascinating architecture can improve your health. This in turn boosts your mental health and alleviates stress.

4. You can make new friends and transform your relationships

Sometimes staying in a place all our lives have a toxic effect on our relationships. Perhaps you have seen the same people all your life. It’s also possible you and your current friends no longer think or do things in the same way. But it can be hard to break off when it’s all you have got, which further fuels the resentment and ill feelings towards one another. As one of the best movers in Singapore, we know that moving internationally can help you break those old barriers.

When you move, you are driven to meet and build experiences with new people. Moving pushes, you out of your comfort zone, to where you are forced to do a lot of new things. You will meet new neighbours, co-workers and people in your neighbourhood.

Every person you will meet in your new location would have come from a different background which offers you new insights into life, religion, relationships and other interesting subjects. Hence, moving can stimulate your mind and would be extremely beneficial for your mental health.

5. You can see life differently

When you move to a new place, you learn to experience life in a way that you never thought possible. Even when you only move to the rural area in your state, you will see how your life changes dramatically. Naturally, this dramatic effect is more pronounced if you moved across the country, or made a big international move. It gives you the chance to plan anew and immerse yourself in refreshingly new activities which can boost your mental health.

If you have always dreamt of living abroad, then moving would give you that sense of happiness, accomplishment and satisfaction in fulfilling that dream.

Surely moving overseas is not easy. You will need to adjust and adapt to the new culture, people, and environment. But then it can be just what you need to transform your health remarkably. We invite you to take that plunge and start planning your big move.


Established in Singapore in and Malaysia since 2006, SIR Move Services is a Singapore/British brand and it is a moving company that continues to build a business based on integrity and trust. With a firm belief that 110% attention to the technicalities involved in moving is an expected pre-requisite, it is these strong building blocks that have served as a foundation for their mission which is, to ensure that the delivery of their services comes with consistent quality of exceptional standards at every level and in every move. SIR provides Complete Move Solutions for International, Commercial and Domestic Relocations inclusive of storage and insurance. We move pets too. Moove My Box (MMB) is the newest addition to our suite of services allowing customers to ship small shipments faster. Similar to Air Express Delivery with the addition of packing and collection services. SIR Move is a qualified FIDI/FAIM Quality Mover.

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