Selling your home or property can be anxiety inducing. One of the reasons as to why this can be so overwhelming is caused by the grief and loss of what you knew to be and have historically made your home. It is challenging to look at the next chapter in life, especially when financial strain has been a cause of the sale. However, there are steps you can take to help you prepare emotionally. Take the time to say good-bye to your home and make closure in a way that is meaningful to you. Countless people hold onto the grief they feel when selling their home. Focusing on the anxiety, and pain or resentment that you may be feeling without working through those emotions can be detrimental on your health. Below are some steps that can assist you with this process.
- Start with acknowledging your feelings, “I am scared” or “I feel lost”.
- Then allow yourself to feel those feelings by giving yourself permission to feel them. “It is okay that I am feeling in turmoil because I have lived in this home for years and have known it to be my home. My feeling of being lost is all apart of the change process.”
- Then gradually move towards the acceptance of the change by preparing yourself for the loss. Look at how your life will be with that change. How have you grown from it? “I am moving into a new home and will make this home mine, as well. Change is the only thing that is constant, and I can go with it.”
Sometimes it is also helpful to continue to live your life by empowering yourself to be a new and better you despite the change. Reflect on how you have grown from the loss and seek help if you are continuing to struggle with this change and are feeling anxious or depressed. If you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster there is help available. Remember that our feelings, thoughts, and emotions are all interconnected. Please feel free to check out my website for further information and support.