I have a closet bursting at the seams and because of this, things quickly become an unwieldy mess of clothes, shoes and accessories.
Modern psychology suggests it’s called ‘self sabotage’ and in a nutshell – it means I am putting off the inevitable.
I’d be taking a wild guess here, but I’d say you thought of something specific on your to-do list while reading that last thing I wrote, right?
It’s most likely that we want our house to look perfect when we are selling a home, we decide we need to do all the tasks that we have been putting off for the last however long. But why do we live with them for so long and only fix them when we are no longer going to be there? One of the mysteries of selling I suppose?
But if there is one (of many things) I wish I could tell last-year-Lele – it would be you can start any of those tasks before you’re ready to ‘mentally’ deal with them – True!!
But what does that actually mean? It simply means, get out of your head and start moving forward. Because the longer you put it off, the longer you will think about it which often means ‘I’ll do it later’.
And let’s face it, later is when it becomes absolutely crucial = more stress for you.
We get a little glimpse into the lives of Sellers every day. Some might plant some trees a few months before they are selling, some might fix the leaky shower, some might lay a strip of grass over that weird spot where nothing grows properly. But if you really want your home to look the best it can. My advice is to start before you’re ready to sell – I’m talking give your trees time to grow, give your paint time to dry and give your mind some time to be still.
So what’s the secret? Start before you’re ready and believe in the power of preparation!
If you’re like me and you need a push, here are some steps I put together to help you get started (before you’re ready) to sell your home.
- Get out of your own head. You have everything you need to begin.
- Set an intention for your task.
- Take action. Now is the time to physically start.
- Enjoy the process. Put some music on and enjoy the time you are taking to complete it.
- Now that you have some momentum – Set your next task!
A nugget of truth:
We all start in the same place when selling a home – With fears, and personal challenges. But let me assure you, what you have right now is enough to begin your selling journey. The difference between being prepared and unprepared – is your choice to start anyway.