We just talked about how you can help your children in the middle of a PCS. Now it’ time to think about yourself. You have piles of paperwork that need to get done, you need to find a new place for your family to live, you might have to find a new job or move your current one, organize and pack up an entire house, all while feeling anxious about starting over in a new place.
But with all of your responsibilities you need to schedule in some down time. If you’re like me, you bugger on despite the overwhelm, continuing to be on top of everything and trying to make everything perfect. But then you crash.
To keep from crashing, schedule in some time for YOU. Here are some ways you can:
- Go see a movie, alone.
- Go on a date, even when you don’t feel you have time.
- Have a spa day, even a do-it-yourself kind.
- Delegate tasks that you have on your plate
- Take a nap
- Have an indulgent meal
- Do one thing you’ve always wanted, but have put off
- Visit or chat with a friend
With all that you already have going on in life, PCSing is just another, even more stressful stress. But you’re not alone. Many families make this transition every day and, yes, they all survive. This will end, and you will get through it.
In the meantime, join one of our Facebook groups if you’re going to the area. The ladies in the groups can help you out in preparation of your big move. Ask anything (and we do mean anything) and you’ll get plenty of thoughtful advice and women looking forward to you joining their community.