Fear of Change when Selling your House

If you’re selling your house today, you are probably feeling the fear of change!

If you’re feeling the fear of change as you think about selling your house, I don’t blame you! With today’s emergency headlines driving fear into our everyday lives, it’s important to come to grips with facing fear and not letting the unknown beat us up.

It’s normal to feel fear, especially when selling your house, yet this scary emotion can sometimes cripple us and hold us back from unleashing our true potential in life. Whether we like it or not, there’s always some amount of fear in us. Fear of change is even bigger during this pandemic.

Why We Fear Change

It’s pretty much in our nature to be afraid of the unknown. Consider the simple and common childhood fear of the dark. We’re afraid because we don’t know what’s in front of us.

This doesn’t change much as we find ourselves in adulthood facing the fear of change and fear taking risks. Selling your house can feel overwhelming. If we don’t know what’s in front of us, it is hard to feel comfortable with the idea of moving forward. Grateful Nuts Homes specializes in making it easier for you to get through the process, even helping you move.

Research by psychologists suggests that we generally prefer to anticipate consequences, which makes sense as it allows us to both mentally and physically prepare for the outcome, so we’re not caught off guard. But getting to the place where we no longer fill the fear of change may take research and talking to someone about the change process.

At Grateful Nuts Homes we carefully walk with you through the process of selling your house so you don’t panic as we ease the fear of change.

There are many layers of emotions that are associated with your fear of change; and, overcoming this fear of change requires you to dig deep to find the courage to actually step into first step of making the change.

The most common reason our fear keeps us from growing is due to temporary stage of having low self-confidence.

When a person is experiencing low self-esteem the person will view the world and its opportunities much more depressing than when the person had a healthy self-esteem. For the person with low-self-esteem the world may appear as a hostile place and even create a victim mentality. People with low self-esteem often miss out on experiences and opportunities and feel powerless to changing the outcome of their circumstances; this even further decreases their self esteem, and creates a vicious cycle.

Fortunately, one can increase self-esteem by doing a few things regularly. 

1) Gain Clarity

2) Gain Purpose

3) Stretch Boundaries

Gain Clarity

If the main reason we’re fearful is because we don’t know what’s going to happen, then we simply need to know!

This can be done by doing research, asking questions, or writing down “best case vs worst case” scenarios.

Gain Purpose

If we have a sense of purpose in how we are productive– if we seek a calling–then we will find our contribution to humanity and we will find more to life.

Research shows that having a purpose in life increases overall well-being, improves mental and physical health, enhances resiliency and self-esteem, and decreases the chances of depression. Having purpose is what will guide you steadily through your life’s journey; if you have meaning, you’ll be better equipped to face the ups and downs.

When you’re able to find meaning and a purpose for what you’re doing, the fears you had before will start to disappear because you actually know where or what it is that you’re going after. 

Stretch Boundaries

Sometime seeing the whole picture at once is too much for us. However; if we move an inch at a time, then the notion is not so scary.

Suppose you want to sell your house fast, but don’t know how to do it. The first step you can take to calm your fear of change is to simply fill out the form below and ask a question. I’ll get back to you by email, or by phone/text depending on your request. The more you learn, the more questions you’ll likely have  for me. Even if it’s a question as to where you’r going to end up, I’ll help with that too. Soon, you’ll be over that old fear of change.

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Grace started Grateful Nuts Homes in 2010. Grateful for the opportunities that America provides even when times are rough, and believes in being nuts when those times are tough. She's nuts about helping people. She volunteers for several non-profit organizations, including Rotary, and the Eugene Opera, and Habitat for Humanity.

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