2 Major Things An Agent Needs to Do Now

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BY PATRICIA FEAGER

DALLAS FORT WORTH - Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 

 

The foundation for healthy living is developing and maintaining healthy habits. To be successful in business one must be physically, emotionally, and financially healthy. Being in the Real Estate Industry, you're dealing with people's lives, including your own. Moving is stressful. Agents are in the moving business and moving has a direct impact on all lives. Whenever there is death of a loved one, divorce, changes in financial status, job gain/loss, health issues, personal relationships, pursuing educational goals that involves family members (including yourself), chronic ill conditions, pregnancy, accidents and/or catastrophes, or dangerous situations locally or globally that has a direct impact on people, places, and things the emotional impact causes stress.  

 

TWO MAJOR THINGS TO START DOING NOW

1. Sleep Better - There's a new book called "Why We Sleep," by Matthew Walker. Read it. The quantity and quality of sleep each night has a direct correlation with both cancer and heart problems. Sleep deprivation is counterproductive to accomplishing goals and learning new skills. Did you know that if a driver who is sleep deprived and drifts off for 10 seconds or less can cross a lane and cause a head-on collision? When the eyes shut, other senses shut down too, by the time a sound is made, it's too late. 

 

2. Reduce Stress - When people are up against a deadline, making mistakes can be deadly, both literally and figuratively. Issues can be compounded when other people's problems have a direct impact on you. Stress is common. When it comes to people and circumstances, money is no object - stressful things happen to everyone, regardles of income. Stress happens in good and poor economic times. Disputes with other agents or family members, conflicts with schedules, commitments and things that are outside of our control causes stress. Dealing with stressful emotions has consequences. 

 

IN SUM

Change your daily habits. Get enough sleep and keep your energy level at its peak during hours of the day. Eat healthy and avoid alcohol. Use your bed for sleeping and what comes naturally - not T.V., caffeine, reading in bed, or midnights snacks. In sum, you can't take care of business or anyone else if you don't take care of yourself. 

  • Stay organized
  • Avoid feeling overwhelmed or out of time
  • Learn to say no and delegate
  • Plan ahead and get help when needed
  • Eliminate pressure
  • Set realistic expectations

by Patricia Feager

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Feager
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Dorie Dillard - Thank you for reading every word I wrote and agreeing. 

May you have a stress-free day.

Patricia

Dec 03, 2017 11:22 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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So true, Patricia. I'm going to read the book. I do try to get enough sleep, but sometimes, my wheels start turning...that's when I do my breathing and relaxtation exercises :) Hope you are enjoying a stress-free weekend. D 

Dec 03, 2017 11:27 AM #3
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Hi Patricia - taking good care of oneself is so important in our business - or any business for that matter. This is the perfect time of year to remind everyone to slow down, get enough sleep, eat well, don't put too much 'merry' on (lol) and just say no to overdoing. All the best to you this magical season !

Dec 03, 2017 11:28 AM #4
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Patricia Feager
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Running your own business, maintaining a home and family life is a major juggling act. Failing to asking for help when needed and trying to be all, to all, for all the right reasons is often the #1 reasons why we induce stress beyond our own capacity. 

May you have a stress-free holiday and keep Mac near-by! He's a great stress reducer!

Dec 03, 2017 11:31 AM #5
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Dec 03, 2017 11:31 AM #6
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB - I was inspired to write this post by a major accident that occured in walking distance to my own backyard and bedroom window. A vehicle crossed the road into on-coming traffic and hit a brick wall, knocking it down completely - it happened around 2 a.m. 

May you and yours be safe always.  

Dec 03, 2017 11:34 AM #7
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marti garaughty - Thank you for the feature! As you know, all the tech tools and advance technology in the world can't eliminate stress if we don't take care of our self and our priorities. The premise to having better technology is to have more time to do other things, which includes sleep and living right. 

Marti - I know how busy you are. Thank you for featuring this one. May you achieve all that need to do, in good time so that you can enjoy life completely. 

Dec 03, 2017 11:38 AM #8
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Good afternoon Patricia Feager 

Thank you for sharing your information with all Active Rain members.

Have a great day 12/03/2017. 

Dec 03, 2017 12:08 PM #9
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM - Thank you for being a friend and commenting on my blog today. May all good things come your way always!!!

Dec 03, 2017 12:12 PM #10
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Patricia,  Thanks for the great reminder on how to treat ourselves.  It's almost ingrained in a Realtor's being to always be helping others.

Dec 03, 2017 03:53 PM #11
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I heartily agree and thanks for the reminder; ironically, two of my biggest goals this year have been to reduce stress and sleep better.  I have achieved both and am feeling much better as a result.

I believe all the technology and 24/7 news has had a deletrious effect on our health, our sleep and our ability to relax.

Dec 03, 2017 04:19 PM #12
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Patricia these are tips I should follow, but I have to be honest and admit that I have been know to be a major violator of your suggestions

Dec 03, 2017 05:30 PM #13
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Patricia, sleep is something I value and make a priority. I'm just not sharp if I don't get enough sleep at night. Reducing stress is something I need to really commit to working on. I fail on that one miserably. Your advice is wise and valued, thank you. 

Dec 03, 2017 05:46 PM #14
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William Feela
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This can make every one's life go a bit smoother during the buying phase.

Dec 03, 2017 05:51 PM #15
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That is so true, Patricia! It's difficult to take good care of other family members AND our clients, if we don't take care of ourselves. 

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Dec 03, 2017 08:41 PM #16
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Patricia, awesome advice, and not that easy to follow, for me both are a work in progress, Endre

Dec 03, 2017 11:59 PM #17
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This is certainly very good advice to share with real estate agents.

Have an outstanding week.

Dec 04, 2017 06:52 AM #18
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You would earn points much faster if you would allow reblogs.

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Patrica

You are right on point about sleep and stress.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 04, 2017 07:16 PM #20
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Your photo is serene and restful and perfect for this article. I bought myself a Fitbit as an early Christmas present to me and one thing it does is track my sleep. If I don't get my 8 hours, I don't function well the next day. And we ALL need to reduce stress. Well said Patricia.

Dec 07, 2017 07:29 AM #21
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