People often associate savoring with food, something so good it conjures up good, pleasant, sweet memories or perhaps so bad it automatically creates a sour taste in your mouth and you know you don’t want that again. Or yes! I want a positive experience. When buying or selling a home it helps to be aware of what you like and don’t like. Savoring is actually a positive form of mindfulness, a state of mind achieved by focusing on the present moment your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Everything we do different is an experience. When selling a home, one door shuts. After you buy a home, another door opens.
THERE ARE FOUR WAYS WE CAN SAVOR THE BUYING AND SELLING MOMENTS
Enjoy the time you have in whatever chapter you are in your life. If you are selling, challenge those overwhelming moments by asking for help from people you know, like, and trust. But remember, nobody knows you, better than you. Breathe. Relax. Think about what you really need to have and what makes sense to let go. Window treatments you currently have may be beautiful, but will they look just as good in your new house? If you end up somewhere else with tall windows, will the drapes be too short? Thinking through every action you take takes critical thinking.
Relishing what is beneficial for your well-being helps to put things into perspective. Will a two-story be better than you’re a one-story home? Or will your life be simpler and less confusing about where you put things if you are going from two-story to one-story? Or will a two-story be better for the amount of people who will occupy or stay for longer visits in your home?
Appreciating the beauty of nature, light, colors, textures, scents, sounds, the feeling of the neighborhood and the community. If ambiance matters, what makes you happiest? What about the seasons of the year? Can you appreciate your location and changing of the seasons? Do trees and landscaping, flowerbeds, or views matter?
Cherishing what you have and sharing what you no longer need is an act of courage. If what you keep remains packed up and stuffed in a closet, attic, or storage unit, is it really making you happy or are you wasting valuable space? You owe yourself contentment.
In sum, if savoring the moments creates happiness and better opportunities, then your decisions are worth it! Remember, you can’t appreciate the sun if all you see are clouds. The more you savor the things that creates joy and positive experiences, the more likely better days are yet to come ---Patricia Feager