Purplebricks has launched a series of ‘moving meditations’ to help relieve the stress of moving property.
The online estate agent hopes that the new service will help ease what it describes as the “emotional rollercoaster felt by sellers and buyers”.
The company identified the need for the new service following a poll of 2,000 people, which found that the sale of your current property, waiting on a completion date and packing are the most stressful point in the property moving process.
The study also found that half of those polled believe the process of buying and selling a home can feel overly complicated, while 49% dislike not knowing what is going on and having to constantly chase for updates.
Consequently, 71% of respondents said that they would like live updates to see exactly how far along their property sale is to ease their stresses.
It also emerged 75% believe moving house during a pandemic is more stressful than normal.
Purplebricks has teamed up with breath coach Rebecca Dennis to create three guided meditations to help ease some of the most challenging stages of a move.
Dennis said: “Moving house is one of the biggest life decisions you’ll make – there are many worries at different stages of the process.
“At times, it can feel like a rollercoaster. From the excitement of finding your dream home to the wait as you make an offer, there are plenty of ups and downs along the way.
“While the journey is not always the smoothest, there are certainly ways to find calm amongst the chaos.
“The way we breathe has a powerful effect on how stressed we feel and meditation can help to relieve that stress.
“By asking the body to relax each time we inhale, we unwind stored tension. By connecting with your own breath, you can reset the mind and body when stress or anxiety start to creep in.”
Angela Wallace, divisional sales director at Purplebricks, believes that buying and selling a home is understandably stressful, which is why “people feel the strain every now and then”.
“However, you don’t move very often in a lifetime, so try to be in the moment and enjoy making these life changing decisions,” she said. “If there are areas of the journey that feel a bit of a challenge hopefully ‘moving meditations’ can offer something unique to help buyers and sellers through.”