I am not sure how many of you have prepared for a cross-country move, but it is stressful. I know that all moves are stressful so I may be acting a bit over-dramatic, but is is just how I feel right now. This will also be my first time selling a house so that is a whole new level of stress that I have never experienced before. I know that I have not hit my max stress level yet, but I can see it in the near future so instead of letting myself get to that point, I have decided to prepare for it.
For most of my life I have been a procrastinator. I thrive under pressure and loved waiting until the last minute to complete something because I always thought I performed better. However, my stress levels during that procrastination time were always very high. I decided to not let that happen to me this time around. I know that I will still get stressed out, but if I can avoid that max stress level then it will be a win for me.
So how exactly have I been preparing for this inevitable stress? I started by making lists. Lots and lots of lists. And I have been
crossing things off of those lists. Progress is being made! Did I fall behind on my initial timeline? Uh yeah. However, it is less than two weeks until the house goes on the market and I think I am at a pretty good place.
Don’t get me wrong, there is still a lot to do, but not nearly as much as it could have been if I haven’t been preparing for this for months… even before it was a for sure thing. So here I am – hoping that all my preparation will allow me to not go into freak out mode. I have an amazing support system that has been helping out with a great deal of the tasks and for that I am incredibly thankful.