Buying a house involves a lot of running around, paperwork, meetings, texts, calls, questions,legalities and other bullshit. Doing it for the first time is something like going on a trip with a destination but no map, where you have to rely upon people you meet along the way to direct you towards where you want to go.
It’s stressful, but stress isn’t necessarily bad. It’s how we grow, as I have said.
However, doing all these things with your spouse can be recipe for arguments, conflict and other unnecessary drama. These are avoidable.
Here’s some little tips I have gathered along the way so far how to not go completely bonkers.
2.) Laugh when things get ridiculous
3.) Ask questions
4.) Take time off work
5.) Nausea = growth
6.) Stay hydrated
7.) Don’t panic
8.) Laugh when you realize you’re panicking
9.) Stress can feel like anger. Do cardio instead of yelling at your kids. Everyone will thank you.
10.) Text your girlfriends, like, A LOT.
11.) Remember to eat.
12.) Turn your phone on vibrate so you don’t throw it against the wall.
13.) Celebrate each little step.
14.) See the opportunities, rather than looking for the problems. There are tons of opportunities.
15.) Ask for help
16.) Write stuff down – the biggest lie you tell yourself is “I don’t have to write that down, I’ll remember.” You won’t. WRITE IT DOWN.
17.) Scotiabank is right – you’re richer than you think.
18.) Tea. Lots of tea.
20.) Laugh some more.