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 moving from your parent’s house into your first apartment, 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 will talk about the benefits of moving and how a change of scenery or a move to downsize can positively affect your life and 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?
Numerous experts say that living a repetitive, routine existence is not doing your mind any favors.
Change can be a good thing.
Doing things the same way every day can stifle your memory and cause your brain to get into a rut, so change is good.
Driving a different way to work, 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 remove 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 of a park.
Getting a new perspective and changing scenery might be just what the doctor ordered to eliminate those cobwebs in your house and mind!
If you want a change of scene and want to sell your house quickly and/or easily without stress, don’t hesitate to 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!