When your children fly the nest it can be tough at first. Empty nest syndrome is something that a lot of parents feel when their children leave home for the first time. However we wanted to provide you with some tips on how you can make the most of empty nest syndrome.

Make Social Connections

You may find that you have more free time. Why don’t you use this free time to reconnect with old friends? Like most parents, it can be easy to neglect some of your friendships when your children are young and your friends have probably done the same, so they are more than likely looking to reconnect with old friends too. Or if you do not need to reconnect with old friends, try and make new social connections. Try and enter a new social space that offers new connections. Building new friendships is a nice and healthy distraction from your empty nest syndrome. 

Set Goals For The Future

Setting goals for the future is a great mindset to have. Setting goals helps to spark motivation and promotes a healthy sense of perspective. Setting yourself goals will also distract you from the empty nest symptoms that you may be feeling. 

Plan A Trip

When coping with big changes in our lives, sometimes all we need is a change of scenery. You could plan a 2 week holiday or just go on a day trip to a new location. Getting out of the house and visiting a new town and just doing something different from your day to day life can make us feel more hopeful and more full of life. Travelling somewhere new has numerous mental health benefits, so why don’t you give it a go? 

Reach Out For Help

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Huge changes in our lives can make us feel anxious and unsettled. If you are feeling a sense of loss (which is not an uncommon feeling), allow yourself to grieve, it can be tough when your kids move out. Many people are experiencing or have experienced the same thing. So if you are struggling with this huge change, and suffering from anxiety, depression, crying all of the time, struggling to concentrate, etc then consider getting in touch with a mental health professional who can help you to process your feelings and offer you support.

These are some of our tips on how you can make the most of an empty nest and how to help yourself get through it. If you do have any children who are moving out and they need to rent a storage unit, get in touch with us here at Storage Stockport. If they choose to store with us, we can offer them 50% off their first 9 weeks of storage, which is one of the reasons why we pride ourselves on being one of the cheapest storage companies in Manchester. We also offer free van rental, all you need to do is get in touch with us and arrange the day that you would like to use our vans. If you are interested in renting  a storage unit then contact us on 0161 532 9655.