When you’re in the process of selling your house, you’re not just preparing on a practical level, you’re also going through a very emotional process. Your house is your home – you’ve laughed there, cried there, gone through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. No doubt every nook and cranny of the house holds a memory of some kind – that slight dip in the yard where you had to fix the effects of your beloved dog’s hole-digging habit, the little corner of the kitchen where your baby’s high chair always sat. All of these things mean something, and it’s bound to be a bit difficult to let go.
In all the chaos of preparing to move, dealing with documents and phone calls, and figuring out the finances of the transition, take time for self-care. Spend a few minutes each day indulging a hobby, keep up your weekly date nights, and treat yourself to a hot bubble bath now and then.
Keep your sense of humor. Laughter is a great de-stressor, and it keeps you from taking everything too seriously. There are bound to be bumps along the path while you’re selling your house, and trying to remain light-hearted about the process will help you keep your sanity.
Look forward. Change is always hard, but it usually leads to better things, and eventually you will look back and see this time of transition as the arbiter of your new life. Positivity makes a world of difference, even when selling your house!