Lowering your stress levels

By
Real Estate Agent with Warren Schutt Real Estate REB.0612156

stressed woman stressed man

To Reduce your stress! 

Ask yourself if you're being high maintenance and low performance at this time, and if the answer is yes - then stop. 

Let go of excuses you cling to in order to explain away your lack of success.

Stop feeling defeated - it's time to attack the problem again, using a different tact. 

Take on one task at a time and finish it.

Don't set arbitrary goals such as, "I will work on marketing this property for the rest of the day. 

Vision your tasks successfully completed.

Stop being defensive - your self-esteem is not something that can be easily destroyed.

Don't focus on the obstacle.  Instead, focus on what your personal strengths are so your energy is brought to bear where it is needed. 

Remember to breathe!

Comments (7)

Manuela Baginski
Coastal Properties Group/Christie's International Real Estate - Tierra Verde, FL
bilingual Real Estate Professional in Tampa Bay

Sounds like a plan - if it only would be that easy....

Nov 17, 2009 01:15 AM
Lewis Beynon
CENTURY 21 Triangle Group - Raleigh, NC
Triangle Real Estate 411

I really needed that today Warren!!!  Thanks!!

Nov 17, 2009 01:17 AM
Jennifer Zammit
Realty Executives Elite Ltd. - London, ON
A.C.C.I.

I put a sign over my bed that says "breathe" to remind me. Its the Chi of life.

Nov 17, 2009 01:17 AM
Barbie Burke
Respect Realty - Tempe, AZ

Those are great reminders that we need to take care of ourselves.  As Realtors, we are use to taking care of everyone else!  If we do not tend to ourselves then we are going to lose opportunities.  I do take moments to relax, visualize great thoughts, and stretch some to keep myself going in a very positive fashion.

Nov 17, 2009 01:20 AM
Joel Prince
The Principle Group, Inc - Hixson, TN
Hixson/Soddy Real Estate Broker

Warren -

This is a great post.  It's simple and to the point.  Very encouraging.  Thanks!

Nov 17, 2009 01:41 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Hey, Warren, stop picking on me!!!  I am NOT defensive!

 

: )

 

Good points to consider.  A different perspective helps quite a bit.

 

Nov 17, 2009 02:56 AM
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

It's amazing that sometimes we need to be reminded to breathe, but in time of stress, I do find deep breaths to be amazingly calming. Sometimes, we just need to take a break and walk away too.

Dec 14, 2009 02:57 AM