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I find myself spending more and more time on real estate-related projects. True False
I often feel I don't have any time for myself -- or for my family and friends. True False
I am often negotiating a contract during dinner. True False
Sometimes I feel as though I've lost sight of who I am and why I chose real estate as as career. True False
I can't remember the last time I was able to find the time to take a day off to do something fun -- something just for me. True False
I find myself blogging, instead of spending time with family or friends. True False
I can't even remember the last time I took a vacation, or a day off. True False
It sometimes feels as though I never even have a chance to catch my breath and just jump from crisis to crisis. True False
I can't remember the last time I read -- and finished -- a book that I was reading purely for pleasure. True False
I wish I had more time for some outside interests and hobbies, but I simply don't. True False
I often feel exhausted -- even early in the week. True False
I can't remember the last time I went to the movies or visited a museum or attended church or synagogue. True False
I do what I do because so many people (children, partners, parents) depend on me for support. True False
I've missed many of my family's important events because of my real estate responsibilities. True False
I almost always bring work home with me... (almost?) True False
Each "True" answer is an indicator that your life may be getting out of balance. That you're not finding enough time for yourself, for your family, to regenerate your batteries. Yes, selling real estate, and helping your clients is important, but it shouldn't be all consuming.
If you've answered TRUE to 1-3 of the above questions, you seem to be faily balanced... but keep an eye on it.
If you've answered TRUE to 4-6 of the above questions, balance seems to be tipping, and you may want to scale back, and find some time for relaxation.
If you've answered TRUE to 7-10 of the above questions, you're starting to tip out of control. Scale it back, try to find time for your friends and family. Turn off your cell phone at dinner time, and leave it off.
If you've answered TRUE to 11 or more of the above questions... you're officially out of control (and an average Realtor). You need to take some time off. Designate some specific time to be non-real estate time. Time for Temple or Church, time for family, relaxation... Plan a vacation with your family... and GO... you need it... you're just one step short of a melt-down.
Balance in your life is more important than ever. Please don't ignore these symptoms. Take control of your life, don't let you life control you!
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific study. These are questions that Alan threw together based on his own 'out of control' life. (Those who can't DO, TEACH!) This should just be used to get you started thinking about balance in your life.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.