The risks and rewards of moving

22 June 2022

Many people spend their entire lives chained to one place, but it’s not because they really love the area. Sometimes, it's the circumstances they were born into and the opportunities available to them, and it's really not their fault. Oftentimes though, it’s because they don’t have the courage to get up, move and do something different with their lives. The familiar is safe. It's comforting. But it is also stagnant.

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The problem with this approach is that while it can feel good in the short term to avoid risks, it becomes challenging in the long term. People wind up getting tired of their situation, wishing it would change. It gets exhausting to be around these people, too.

In this post, we look at some of the benefits of household moving. Check them out below. 

Being In Your Comfort Zone Isn’t Good For You

Being in your comfort zone feels good, but it isn’t good for you long-term. You stagnate and never take on the bigger challenges of life. 

The trick here is to stop thinking about your life and just let it naturally unfold. Even if something feels a little alien, like going to live in a big city or another country, it also presents opportunities. 

Your Relatives Can Travel

Being far away from loved ones can seem negative. But from their perspective, it can actually be a good thing. If they travel, they always have a free place to stay. 

You Can Still Stay In Touch With People

You can also stay in touch with people when you go away. Communication technology today is a million times better than it was in the past when people went away for years at a time. 

For instance, if you have a family, you can share it on social media. You can also video call on Zoom. Options abound. 

You Can Figure It Out Financially

Moving can seem financially risky. After all, going to a new place and settling down costs a lot of money. Plus the location you’re moving to could be more expensive than the one you’re in right now. 

The good news is that millions of people have taken on increased financial responsibility because of moving, and most of them are successful. You might have to cut back on the odd thing or two, but that’s often a short-term sacrifice until you find your footing.

You’ll Always Be Able To Go Home

Even if you find yourself on the move often, you’ll always be able to go home and be with your family. While it might seem like you are going a long way away, that option will always be available to you. 

Moving to a new place involves taking risks and it’s not always easy, but it can be a good way to expand your horizons and meet new people. You’ll become immersed in everything that life has to offer, instead of always playing it safe and doing what you know. 

As with any significant decisions you make in your life, there are risks. However, there are significant rewards as well. The people who really have the best experiences are those who try something new and make it work for them. I first moved out when I was 22 and it has been ultimately rewarding for me. No regrets.