[ctt template=”4″ link=”68tv6″ via=”yes” ]Does A New Home And A New Start Make You Happier? Would you be happy, and would your family be able to cope with the change? Let\'s have a look…[/ctt]
It's a very valid question; do you need to move to a new place to be happy? Lots of people express dissatisfaction in their lives, and for so many people who have that urge to get up and go, it's the idea of a fresh start.
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But if you're moving to a new home, do you need to move to a new area? But also, would you be happy, and would your family be able to cope with the change? Let's have a look…
The First Thing, The Finances…
This is always the best place to start because if you’ve thought long and hard about moving away, have you thought about the financial constraints in terms of moving too? Of course, it's a lot of money to move to another area or even another country. Your finances will determine your needs. But sometimes, we are so consumed by starting again, that we would pick a property that is an absolute dive. The idea of starting again is so exciting, but the reality of it soon sets in, and what you've let yourself in for. In this respect, it's always handy to undertake a thorough real estate inspection of the desired property, and if it is financially feasible. While you may find with moving to a new place will make you happy, to begin with, the realities will soon set in, and you may have bitten off more than you can chew.
The Real Cost Of Moving…
Rarely does it happen that every member of the family is happy moving away. After all, people have set up a life for themselves and in uprooting this, it can have severe emotional impacts, especially on your children. This can mean that your children are likely to feel upset for a while, maybe feel depressed. And although you can argue that it's just a phase, and it will iron itself out, it might, but it might not. In addition to this, the reason we move away is usually due to one person, maybe your partner's been offered a job, or you might start a business in an area that's more lucrative. Either way, it's a very big thing to ask everybody else in the family to leave.
It's Not An Extended Vacation…
We always say that the grass is greener on the other side, but it seldom is. We may feel that we've got an affinity with the place because we've been on vacation there a couple of times. But, do your positive emotions about the place translate to a happy life? Remember, we go somewhere to escape our normal lives, but moving there means that real life travels with us. On the other hand, you know when you feel like somewhere is home, and if you have that true gut instinct that this is a place you need to go to, and then life may feel like an extended vacation. But common sense has to prevail in this respect.
Moving somewhere in order to feel happier isn't always the solution, and in fact, it might be a case of running away from certain problems. A new home doesn't always mean a new start.
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