It’s that time of year when some might be experiencing the dreaded “B word” – burnout.
Or others have been so focused on keeping their business afloat that they’ve ignored everything else – and are starting to pay the price.
That’s why I thought it was a good time for a reminder that being successful means more than your year-end GCI.
It’s about the total picture, and your health plays a huge part in that.
Let me share with you seven steps to better health and vitality so you can avoid burnout and steamroll full of the energy you need.
Make sure you read through to Step 7, where I’ll share details about an exciting event where I’d love to have you join me!
Health & Vitality Step 1: Schedule Some “Phone Free” Time Off
There’s certainly the “grit” and “hustle” side of this business some people are attracted to.
Some agents seem to relish it… touting how they’re available 24/7/365.
I’d contend that’s not healthy (nor all that desirable), and you can’t keep it up forever.
Sure… go hard while you’re working and give it all you’ve got. But make sure to take some breaks, too.
One of the hardest things for any real estate professional to do is to turn off their phone, but it’s essential to your long-term success.
The key is to plan some time off so you can inform the people you’re working with and delegate tasks that might need to be handled while you’re “off.”
Reasonable clients will understand if your outgoing VM message explains that you’re taking a personal day and have a contingency plan in place for them.
Will you do this? Can you put down your phone for a day? Let me know in the comments below.
Health & Vitality Step 2: Get Outta Town
A change in scenery can be extremely rejuvenating.
And it doesn’t have to be a big vacation.
If you work in a city, you might need a quick escape to get out in the country, or to the ocean or a lake. Maybe a day in the local mountains, if you’ve got that opportunity.
Breathe some fresh air and let nature’s healing effect revitalize you.
Health & Vitality Step 3: Schedule Mini Breaks for the Rest of 2020
Like I said above, working 24/7/365 is not a prescription for good health.
But if you’re not careful, this industry will force you into a hectic schedule where you’re always flying by the seat of your pants.
I just talked about this in a recent #TomFerryShow… work expands to fill the time we allow for its completion, so the key is to set boundaries for yourself. Schedule a half day off on your calendar and then honor that. Or maybe it’s just a couple hours.
The key is to build those “breaks” into your calendar ahead of time, because if you wait until you’re all caught up and it finally feels like you can take a break, well… you know. It’ll never happen.
So put some “mini breaks” in your calendar today!
Health & Vitality Step 4: Commit to a More Disciplined Health Routine
Are you working out? Are you eating healthy? Are you even thinking of these things, or do they take a back seat because you’re “too busy” to deal with them?
Good health doesn’t happen without planning, effort, and discipline.
I know you’re busy.
I know it’s hard to fit workouts and healthy meal prep into your crazy schedule.
But those things are essential to your long-term wellbeing.
Make the commitment. If you’re struggling with this and just can’t seem to figure it out, text me at 949-216-5466 and let’s put some accountability in place.