How Do You Know You Need A Day Off?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


Yellow Roses Photographed at the Dallas Arboretum 


When you celebrate a canceled showing appointment on one of your listings, this is one clue that you just need a little R & R.  I found myself doing the little happy dance as I opened an early morning email to find that my afternoon schedule has just opened up, time back to me.

How do you know you are addicted to your occupation?  When you have that gift of recaptured time and your first thought is how can you productively plug it in with dollar generating activity?  After considering a spontaneous open house on a vacant home to working on prospect touches a little bell sounded ... just take time to smell the roses.

Doing something for oneself is just as important as working your behind off.  It is the downtime that we often deny and then instead of momentum generating it backfires into negative attitude, loss of enthusiasm and positive energy into your business.

So today I will focus on "me" this afternoon and working on attitude.  My work days will not be an ever ending blend without a day off and tomorrow I will start fresh with looking forward to the week instead of ... just another day of many. 


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Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Good for you, enjoy your day off. I often say I am going to take a day off and as soon as I make plans someone calls about  seeing a home or some other real estate issue and my leisure time is placed on the back burner. In our stressful work environment we all could use some me time 

Oct 23, 2011 04:24 AM #1
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good morning Connie...congratulations for deciding to care for you today.  Enjoy the day and get refreshed and ready for tomorrow.  I did the same thing yesterday and it was wonderful.

Oct 23, 2011 04:28 AM #2
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Good for you!  I need to do the same soon!

Oct 23, 2011 04:35 AM #3
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Dorie, it is all about balance. Yes love your work. But don't work all the time. Enjoy those gaps that are reserved just for YOU TIME.

Oct 23, 2011 04:38 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Alright Connie,  You deserve time off.  Smell those roses.  You need to have some time to play !

Oct 23, 2011 04:50 AM #5
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Very true! My early warning system that it's day off time is when caller ID shows an incoming call from a client ....a client I like....and my first impulse is to let it go to voice mail. Yep- time to smell some roses and unwind!
Oct 23, 2011 05:33 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Connie,

I hear you..glad your day opened up and enjoy spending it on "you!" Me time is ever so important :).

Oct 23, 2011 05:48 AM #7
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

LOL  Yeah, we're our own worst enemy sometimes.  Hubby tells me all the time to take some time off.  At least once a week I listen to him.  Have a good afternoon off Connie.  :)

Oct 23, 2011 06:16 AM #8
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Connie, whew. Now I don't feel so ashamed of my own happy dance! LOL!!!


        Deb Brooks!

Oct 23, 2011 02:32 PM #9
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING CONNIE!  You read my mind!  Sometimes, when someone cancels - I am so relieved and excited to be able to do something else - like take a break! 

Oct 24, 2011 01:10 AM #10
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Monday is my Happiness Day.
I visit as many blog posts as I can during the day
and spread happiness, which means I probably didn’t read this post.
I just stopped by to spread some happiness.
Feel free to delete this comment if it doesn’t make you happy.

Happy Monday!

Oct 24, 2011 02:03 AM #11
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

HA. Yes, that is a clear sign alright. Either that or you do not enjoy working with that specific client.

Oct 24, 2011 06:25 AM #12
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

It wouldn't bother me if I had every day off for the rest of my life! I fear, though, that with the lost in value of our retirement portfolios, I might be working for the rest of my life.

Nov 10, 2011 09:09 AM #13
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Days off are truly gifts to me.  If I know I'm showing property in the evening, I will try to start my day a little later in the morning, but if I work all week-end, you can bet I'm taking a day off in the middle of the week. (that is, in a perfect world)!  lol

Nov 14, 2011 01:00 AM #14
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Family is the most important element in your life and neglect of them for whatever reason is sad.

Dec 11, 2011 06:10 AM #15
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