It's official: selling your house is one of the most stressful events life can throw at you. In a recent poll, two thirds of people placed moving house as more stressful than starting a new job, having a relationship break down or getting divorced. To stop private house sales raising your blood pressure, we've put together some top stress-busting tips.
Mindfulness involves concentrating on being in the moment, focusing on and accepting what's happening around you. It can help you to feel calmer, more centred and better able to deal with the hecticness of moving. When things are getting too much, stop and sit down. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Let thoughts come and go through your head, but don't dwell on them. Always go back to your breathing. If you've never meditated before, apps like Buddhify and Headspace can make the process a bit easier.
Take a break
Sometimes it can feel like the move is taking over your life. Make some time each day for you and your family. Pour yourself a cuppa and read a few chapters of a novel. Or run a bath, go for a jog, take the kids to the cinema... whatever you need to do to relax. You'll return to your task feeling much fresher and more enthusiastic.
Nobody wants to be a burden, but moving house is a huge job. Don't be afraid to accept help when it's offered, or to ask for help when it's not. Having an extra pair of hands will make the physical move a lot easier. If you have friends or family members who have recently completed a sale, their experiences will be invaluable to you. If you feel guilty, pay them back by giving them a small gift or inviting them to a house warming party.
Talk to someone
Problems can seem bigger when kept bottled up. Talk to friends or family members who have recently been through a house move. Or, if you have questions about the selling process, call HouseSimple.com. Our friendly team are always on hand to give you advice. A friendly voice on the end of the phone does a lot more for stress levels than endless searches on Google.