3 Ways to Lower Stress With a New Real Estate Career
Like many who have chosen a real estate career, you’ve likely transitioned from another career to get here. Maybe you’re even balancing your current career and your new real estate career until you’re comfortable enough to make real estate a full-time job. When you add the pressures of home life to the equation, it’s easy to get a little stressed out.
There are a lot of stresses that can come from starting a new real estate career, but when you acknowledge the stress and choose to deal with it head-on, there are plenty of ways you can lower your stress level and keep life organized at the same time.
Don’t let the stress get to you as you start your exciting real estate career. Use these tips to keep you worry-free during the process and after.
No. 1: Rate your areas of disorganization by the level of stress it causes you.
What is causing you the most stress? By choosing the task that will impact your life the most, you’re able to “get it off your desk” to give you peace of mind once it has been addressed. You’re able to move onto the next task knowing that you’re one step closer to lowering your overall stress.
Consider making a list of current and upcoming events that cause you stress during the day and then prioritize them from the most stressful to the least stressful. Tackle that list head-on and start with the items that cause you the most stress. Physically checking things off your list will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something. As the list gets smaller, so does your stress level.
No. 2: Mentally and physically dump the information.
It’s easy to get lost in day-to-day tasks, and to consume your mind with things you have to do, places you need to go, information to remember for real estate clients, and so on. At the end of each day, take a step back and mentally dump that information. Now, we’re not suggesting that you purge and forget … just that you find a way to release those worries from your mind.
A good way to free your mind, even for a short period of time, is to write it all down. By writing the information on paper, it allows your brain to process the information differently and you’re taking care of the “stress list” we mentioned above.
As a real estate agent, it’s always great to have a mentor who you can talk to about the business, its stresses and the best practices they recommend. Sometimes all you need is another viewpoint to realize that you have all the tools you need for success.
No. 3: Keep a healthy lifestyle.
There’s nothing quite like a good night of sleep and a fresh start to your day. Whether you take a stroll around your neighborhood or hit the gym for a heavy lifting session, you’re going to instantly feel the weight of the world melt away.
It’s true that physical activity helps to boost endorphins and makes you feel like you can tackle anything that’s being thrown at you. Give your brain a rest and get the blood pumping.
Don’t let stress or disorganization stop you from achieving your real estate goals
Let’s be honest, in a real estate career, there’s always going to be another task, email, or phone call to make. Use these tips to help reduce the amount of stress and disorganization in your life. While it can’t take away all of it, it can give you a peace of mind with a plan in place.
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