We’ve all been there… We’re rocketing forward, accomplishing our goals, and then all of a sudden, it’s like we’ve run out of gas and nothing can get us going again.
Burnout. Fatigue. Exhaustion…
It’s easy to feel this way when you’ve been going full speed ahead for two full years. The hot market meant you were probably sacrificing “you” time for more income, and that’s understandable. But now it’s taking a toll… and you’re not sure how to snap out of it.
I’ve got five tips to help you climb out of your rut and get you back to your best self.
Make sure to read this all the way through, even if you’re not facing burnout, because prevention is always better than treatment.
Tip No. 1: Go on a Cleanse
Take some time off from anything that changes your state of mind (news, sugar, social media), and replace those activities with less stimulating ones like meditation, prayer, and creative activities. You need to heal from the inside, and this can be a process. Try to schedule a few days to go easy on yourself.
Tip No. 2: Check Your Playbook
I bet you knew you’d find this one here. I want you to take a step back – ideally, get away from it all and really devote time and space to this – to “audit” your life and business so far in 2022.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What worked?
- What didn’t?
- What did I neglect that I shouldn’t have?
- What needs more of my attention?
- What new resources do I need?
- What new people do I need?
- What new routines do I need?
Exhaustion often comes from running the wrong plays. Get your playbook back on track and your mind and body will follow.
Tip No. 3: Reset Your Environment
Remember that little book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”? Some people thought it was funny when Marie Kondo suggested you take every item you own in your hands and ask, “Does this spark joy?” But think about the power of that… Shouldn’t your things make you happy?
I want you shake things up and give yourself a fresh start.
Donate all the clothes you don’t wear to make room for new space. Buy some new art or paint your walls. Literally “spark joy” in your space.
Resetting your space can also be a way of reinforcing your habits. If you want to do yoga in the morning, dedicate a yoga area and lay out your mat the night before. If you want to read in bed, clear off your nightstand and have a book always resting there.
And here’s a really powerful one… I want you to buy three living house plants. Name each one after one of your top three goals, then care for those plants as if they are those goals. Water them, trim them, and make sure they get sun every day. As you watch them grow, you just might see yourself growing closer to those goals.
Tip No. 4: Remind Yourself of Who You Are
Real estate is not an easy business. So, why did you get into it?
Because you are a warrior! You’re a Rockstar who can handle whatever the world throws at you. Not a lot of people could do what you do, and you need to remind yourself (to yourself, not to other people) of that.
Tip No. 5: Schedule Some Time Off
Business is an endless race. There’s always a new mountain to climb, another problem to solve. But you can give yourself a temporary finish line to push towards.
Schedule a couple vacations throughout the year ahead of time with your spouse, your kids, or the person you’re dating. When you have something to look forward to, it’s amazing the energy that can flow from it.
What Are You Going to Do?
I really hope this has been helpful to you. As a CEO, it’s taken a lot of experimentation to figure out how to keep my energy levels up when I’m constantly on the move.
Take small steps and remember this word: “sustainable.” You don’t want to exhaust yourself on a mission to beat your own fatigue.
Best of luck! And not to finish this on a “salesy” note, but attending Success Summit is always a great way to get away from the grind and recharge your batteries. Use code FLASH100 to save $100 now through Sunday and beat next Monday’s price increase!