The top five stressors in life.
What 5 things cause most people the most stress?
According to health experts, these five things typically cause the most stress:
1. Death of a loved one
4. Major Illness
5. Job loss
There is one of these that PDX Renovations is very aware of:
Number Three. Moving:
We’ve all been there.
Whether it’s moving from your parent’s house into your first apartment or moving in with your future spouse or moving out of your lifetime home and into a retirement community, it’s all very stressful.
Packing, going through boxes of things you haven’t used in years, deciding what to sell or give to charity, changing your address with creditors, banks, loved ones…etc.
Today, though, we’re going to talk about the benefits of moving and how a change of scenery or a move to downsize can positively affect your life and your mood.
Suppose you’ve been staring at the same walls for the past 15 or so years. Yes, it’s nice to know your house so well. In fact, most of us could walk around with a blindfold on and know exactly where everything is. And that’s comforting.
Also, it’s nice to know your neighbors, your community, and your area so well. It’s safe and normal and stress-free, right?
There are numerous experts out there that say that living a repetitive, routine existence is actually not doing your mind any favors.
Change can be a good thing.
Doing things the same way every day can actually stifle your memory and cause your brain to get into a rut of sorts, so change is good.
Driving a different way to work, or putting your pants on starting with the “other” leg. Brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand. All these things are part of conditioning your brain to function better and fight off the negative effects of aging.
Crazy, huh? So why not make a bigger change.
Downsize, go through those old boxes and get rid of what you don’t need.
Move your furniture, kitchen appliances, etc.
Or maybe it’s even your house.
You’ve outgrown it.
Or you’d like to live in a different part of town, closer to your job or grandkids.
Maybe you don’t want stairs anymore or you’d like to live within walking distance to a park.
Getting a new perspective and making a change in scenery might be just what the doctor ordered to get rid of those cobwebs, both in your house and your mind!
If you want a change of scene and would like to sell your house quickly and/or easily without stress, please get in touch with us – PDX Renovations this is exactly what we do. Call 503 560 6620 or fill in the form below & we will be in touch!