These days, the word “downsizing” brings to mind tough economic times and layoffs.
But when it comes to your life, downsizing can actually make you happy! By making the move to a condo property, typically there is a sizable reduction in your livable space. Here’s how cutting back can be good:
Size doesn’t actually matter.
We tend to put a great deal of value on size, when in reality, it’s truly about quality.
We spend 1/3 of our lives in our bedrooms. When we are awake, we are typically in the kitchen or family room. That makes for a lot of space that is simply sitting empty.
Get yourself energized by maximizing the rooms and the space you use the most.
Maximize your fun quota.
Recent studies suggest that being too busy or spreading yourself too thin will lead to more stress and create more dissatisfaction in your life.
Take the time to appreciate the simple things in life. A sunset. Trees in bloom. Kids making snowmen in a park. Stopping to relax and smell the roses will not only re-energize your spirit, but will lift your mood.
Next time you take a walk and notice the crew cutting the lawn, shoveling the walkway, or taking out the garbage, remember, it takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 to frown.
Get rid of things you just don’t need.
Many of us are unable or unwilling to get rid of the things we acquire. Cluttered basements, jammed closets, even renting additional storage containers, are a way in which we are keeping items around in the hopes that we can use them someday. Time to purge.
Storage spaces are a way of delaying or putting things on hold. Rid yourself of this burden by selling or donating those items. You will be amazed at how much these things are weighing you down. If you haven’t used it in a few months, chances are you didn’t need it that much, and you won’t be missing it in the future.
Ultimately, only you can decide whether or not to do something, and what it will mean to you. Measure your decisions against if your decision will make you happy today, and the days that follow. It’s a great way to instantly confirm if it’s something worth your time.
For more information on how to make your move to a condo property seamless and to find out what services should be available to you, email Central Erin Property Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.