Life is stressful at the best of times– it’s just a fact, but if you’re trying to sell your home too it can feel more so than ever for some people.
The anxiety and worry of the unknown or worst-case scenario can keep you awake at night. Then it’s a vicious circle, the lack of sleep can make you tired and emotional. You can’t always control what’s happening with the property market, but these seven ways to relax on a Sunday if you’re trying to sell your property may help.
1. Keep Any Viewings Together
Set aside a time for weekend viewings and try and keep close together. This way you’re not hanging around waiting for people to show up or constantly trying to keep your home clean. This means you can also plan some ‘you’ time or quality time with the family.
2. Have A Hot Bubble Bath
Who doesn’t love running a hot bubble bath, lying back and unwinding? The ultimate way to rejuvenate the skin and relax for a while, it’s a self-care method that’s simple and won’t cost you the world.
Whether you add your favourite bubble bath or bath bomb, you can have a soothing experience that will leave you feeling more like yourself again. To complement your bath, you could also put on a face or hair mask to add to the relaxation.
3. Try a Relaxing Massage
Another key technique that you could use is a relaxing massage. It’s great to have a professional massage every once in a while. Although this isn’t the most budget-friendly self-care technique, if it’s done ever so often, it will be well worth the investment. However, it is something you can try at home. Get your partner to give you a nice shoulder or back massage to help you unwind
4. Lose Yourself in a Good Book
When was the last time that you sat down in a comfy chair and read your favourite book? If you can’t remember, then it’s time to now take a moment and do it. Books are great tools that allow you to escape reality and venture into worlds unknown. Therefore, an hour or so of reading can make you feel less stressed and takes you away from your worries.
5. Watch Your Favourite Film
Yet again a great form of escapism, films have long been a method of relaxing and getting away from reality for an hour or two. Although this might not initially strike you as a self-care technique, it is one, as it gives you the chance to watch something that you love and makes you smile. Which will, in turn, release endorphins that make you feel happier in yourself
6. Meditate or Start Yoga
Through meditation or yoga, not only will your body feel less tense but it will help you to clear your mind of all the worries that you’ve been keeping in. Making you feel at peace, whilst giving you the chance to exercise, both self-care techniques that are very effective.
7. Make Sure You Have A Full Update From Your Estate Agent Before The Weekend
It goes without saying, that instructing a good estate agent is so important. A proactive estate agent will be on the ball and always know what’s happening with your property and the market. If you have agreed a sale, Friday isn’t a great day for your agent to try and get an update as conveyancers are busy with completions, but they should have been updating your sale in the week, so they will be able to give you an update and reassure you before the weekend. Any worries you have about your property, you should always address them with your agent.
So, there you go! 7 self-care techniques that you can try at home. We hope it helps you. If you require additional help, however, it’s vital that you seek this. Of course, all kinds of issues can lead to stress so remember that professional help is available, it’s important that if needed you seek help as a way of practising self-care.
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