Forced Moves Due to Chronic Illness: The Pros & Cons

My Forced Move

Well, it’s been 5 weeks since I moved into my apartment. In case you’re new here, I had to put my house up for sale, because I’m unable to work due to chronic illnesses. I don’t recommend being forced to move. It’s stressful to the MAX! However, I know that I’m not alone. You may have been forced to move in the past or it may happen to you in the future. So, I want to discuss the pros and cons.

First, I want to start with the cons, so we can end on a positive note.

Cons of Forced Moves

  • Moving is STRESSFUL!
  • Stress causes flares of illness symptoms.
  • Overdoing it will happen!
  • Keeping track of many details will cause brain overload and fatigue!

  • You will have to update your address with everyone you want to keep in your life.
  • You will drive yourself batty with ” Where did I put the ______? (fill in the blank)

 

  • Going to the bathroom at night will be a challenge when you wake up, and cannot remember where you are.

Pros of Forced Moves

Now, onto the good stuff:

  • Once the dust settles, you’ll have fewer bills to pay. Yes!
  • A smaller place means more manageable cleaning tasks.
  • Change is good for us. We tend to stay in our comfort zone. Forced moves push us out of our comfort zones.
  • Adapting to new places, and people stimulates our brains.
  • Boredom is temporarily not possible!
  • It forces us to declutter.
  • It’s easier to navigate in our new living space.
  • There is the possibility of new opportunities and relationships.
  • There is the possibility of new dreams for our futures.

I encourage all of us to focus on those last two bullet points when feeling overwhelmed with the cons of moving.

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I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 18 to 31.

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