Have you been walking around in a stress bubble ever since you decided to put your Washington County home on the market? You are definitely not alone. Selling a house is rated as one of the most stressful life events a person can deal with but you don’t have to deal with feeling like you are going to snap every day until it is sold though. These five stress-relieving tips for Washington County home sellers will help.
Being prepared for the home-selling process will help keep your stress to a minimum.
* Hire a trusted certified home inspector
* Declutter and depersonalize to encourage a faster sale
* Work with a certified appraiser to help you set a listing price
* Know the market
* Hire a professional to take photos
* Gather all necessary documents, so you are prepared
* Do a deep clean
* Create a daily cleaning routine, so you are always prepared for a showing
2. Get Active
You may be thinking that you have no time to squeeze the gym into your schedule right now. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Any physical activity is going to encourage your body to produce endorphins, which make you feel good. Ideally, you will get active outside. The fresh air will help clear your mind. Go walking, running, jogging, kayaking, golfing, etc.
3. Remember to Breathe
Do you constantly feel strain in your upper back and shoulders, or are you having a hard time shaking that headache? That’s stress being a huge burden. Breathe deeply, inhaling and exhaling as slow as you can. Shake out your hands and relax your shoulders. You may even want to slowly stretch your neck side-to-side and front-and-back. Do this every time you feel overwhelmed.
Begin and end your day with five minutes of meditation. You will start your day calm, focused, and centered. Meditating before bed will help quite your mind, so you can fall asleep faster. Don’t hesitate to meditate throughout the day, as well.
5. Eat Healthy
Your body tends to crave unhealthy food choices when you are stressed. Plus, if you are not sleeping well, you are likely overloading on caffeine, too. Sugar-filled foods and caffeine are going to put your emotions on a rollercoaster ride all day. Eating a healthy diet is more important now than ever before.
Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed by stress to do something about it. These strategies can be used to help prevent stress, too. Keep your eye on the end result of the home sale and remember: how you are feeling is only temporary and within your control!