As the move date gets closer, my stress is gaining quickly - so I've been finding the best ways I know to unwind but it's pretty tricky! Here are some things I'm doing:
Putting all my "Master Plans" for my quail, coop, garden, etc into a shared/family work book. This way my partner and I are on the same pages so to speak. We can see what each is planning and if there's any conflicts or ways to help out the other with their plans. This way I don't have to retain all that info in my head & just refer to the book if I forget something.
Working on 'soft' creative projects. Things that bend and flow. This means small clay and fabric. Hard stuff (like my metal works) require a lot of focus & energy which can raise my stress level if I'm already stressed.
Playing in the garden. I know it's somewhat 'useless' to plant a whole new garden when I'm moving in the middle of it, but getting outdoors in the fresh air and just playing with weeds and such is very relaxing as well as a good exercise. I'm moving tulips, planting nasturtiums and so on. By the time I move, the garden boxes will be in full bloom, so if people do move into the house (assuming they don't tear it down) they'll have something nice to look at - and I'll get to see pretty blooms as one of the last memories of the house.
Spending less time on the net. I hang out here a lot, but I'm slowly drawing inwards, spending more time offline. What I do spend online seems to be catch-up w/ friends and searching for ideas for my "Master Plan" with the new house.
More 'lazy-days'. I find myself doing a lot more things to prepare for the move, so I'm allowing myself more time to lounge around, sleep in, work on dreaming, or whatnot.
More natural chores. Ditching the vacuum for the broom. Ignore the special wipes for a simple rag & vinegar. Gentle cleaning still gets things done, but less noise, less harsh smells, more relaxing chores to put my mind in a better meditative state.
Laughter. Joy is something that's very important to me. I can never have enough of it. So I'm finding more ways to laugh and see the funny things in life. This means I'm also pulling more pranks, to friends and family. All light-hearted 'cause I want them to laugh with me as well.
What do you do to unwind during times when big events are approaching? I'd love to hear your thoughts.