Relocate for a Fresh Start After Losing a Loved One
Although it’s difficult to leave the past behind after a loved one has passed, it’s often the best way to hit reset on your life and begin moving forward. It begins with the grieving process and continues by settling into a new home, in a new neighborhood with a new chance at reaching your goals and finding happiness.
The benefits of this change in scenery can be rejuvenating, but you need to take matters into your own hands. Asata Moving Company invites you to explore the ideas below.
A Place for You
Now’s the chance to choose a home just for you in a neighborhood that suits your own tastes, whether that’s the quiet of the countryside or the hustle and bustle of the big city. Though this is an exciting transition, be sure to remain grounded, with a close eye on finances. Consult with your real estate agent so you can sell your home quickly at the right price, and check the local market for average sale prices (e.g., homes in the Brooklyn area have sold for $950,000 on average this past month). Be sure to check for the best mortgage rate for financing your new purchase. And when it’s time to move, save time by using a system for packing and moving. When it comes to hiring movers, Asata Moving Company can provide you with a stress-free, full-service experience that will be enjoyable — guaranteed!
You have the option of downsizing, which means buying a smaller and less expensive house than the one you sold. It also means that you’ll have money left over, maybe even in the hundreds of thousands of dollars if you play your cards right. That’s a serious chunk of change that you can use to pay back any outstanding debts you have or put into a mutual fund for a financially secure future.
Freedom From Clutter
Now that you’re moving, it’s time to purge your old belongings that you no longer use and only get in your way. Not only will your new home be more organized, it will be a refuge of tranquility, explains The Tannehill Homestead blog. Sadly, this means getting rid of things that belonged to your lost loved one, and that’s no easy process. It’s fine to keep some cherished mementos, but let go of the rest by reminding yourself that they’re only things, not the person you loved.
Once the dust has settled and your furniture and decorations are in place, it’s time to go out and meet some new people. Panion has some suggestions for ways to do that if you’re a little shy, and they include volunteering, joining the gym, or taking a class in something you’ve always wanted to learn.
A Change of Perspective
With a new home and friends come a new way of looking at things, and that can be a powerful motivating force for change, says the lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life. It can bring back to mind what you loved doing when you were younger and inspire you to engage passionately in your hobbies and intellectual interests while dropping some bad habits that you’ve been carrying around for years.
A Chance to Pursue Your Dreams
You’ll also begin to expand your ideas of what’s possible, whether that’s starting a new career, opening your own business, or just becoming a happier, healthier you. As soon as you’ve narrowed down what you want to do, get to work on your goals as quickly as possible. Think systematically and move forward step by step.
It’s OK if you feel a little afraid of setting off into the unknown. Most of us have this fear, but once you overcome it, you can start over and really begin living again.
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