Are you a candidate for burn-out during this busiest of selling seasons? You could be! The sheer number of prospects to contact, clients to serve, listings to generate, houses to view, deals to shepherd, contracts to execute…it goes on and on along with the rest of your life, right? No wonder you may be feeling burned-out, exhausted and/or overwhelmed and perhaps feeling badly because you’re not “doing” more.
Take a look at how successful people deal with burn-out and all the above. Some of these tips may help you.
- Pay attention if you’re feeling tired, stressed, negative, unmotivated. Check in with, identify, recognize and then deal with these feelings as they’re all precursors to burn-out.
- Be serious about relaxing. Even people who “don’t have time” make time to put themselves in a state of relaxation. Go to a movie, watch your favorite tv show for laughs, go to a yoga class, take a hike, take a bath, etc.
- Make sure you get enough sleep. This tip always seems a bit grandmotherly but sleep is paramount to optimum functioning. Break the cycle of stress-not enough sleep-more stress-even less sleep-etc.
- Learn to say “No” and mean it. You do not have to please everyone all the time. Eliminate stressful situations and/or people before rather than after. Saying “No” can be said nicely and clearly and it creates a better long term you.
- Unplug and/or disconnect from your devices for period of time. Even 15 minutes a day will help. Constantly checking your phone is stressful and anxiety producing.
- Re-evaluate your priorities. Determine who and what are important to you. Successful people re-balance their lives on any ongoing basis. They know their happiness is just as important as everyone else’s.
- Is it me or you? Rather than blaming others and/or beating yourself up about some situation, empower yourself. By taking responsibility for your own actions, circumstances and thoughts, you will act rather than react and thus steer your own course.
- Make time for exercise. Exercise is absolutely one of the best things anyone can do during a complete burn-out meltdown. You may think you haven’t the energy or time to exercise…you do. Exercise combats exhaustion, releases endorphins that lower stress and clears out your head.
- Reevaluate your attitude. Successful people are constantly asking themselves, “What can I learn from this person or this situation?” Successful people know they will get through a tough situation and they know they’ll make the changes necessary to do so. How? By doing it again and again and again.