Burnout & Recharging the Batteries
Those of us with more than a brief time in the real estate industry know all about burnout. When you care enough about your business & your clients, it's inevitable that at some point you'll experience burnout - that physical and emotional state where you just.don't.want.to.do.anything.
The problem in real estate is that if you don't do anything, your bank account does do something- it shrinks. Your business also does something - it suffers.
Some people try to fight through it, some people take a walk, some people take a drink, and some people just unravel. Me? I tend to be the 'take a drink' kinda guy (Bulleit bourbon has been flying off the shelves of local stores recently....coincidentally, that's my favorite drink, not sure if there's any correlation there), but even more so, I sometimes just need to get the heck outta dodge.
This past weekend, I packed up the car, drove overnight last Thursday with some friends and landed myself in Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah for a long weekend of hiking, campling, climbing, cooking, and drinking with friends. WHOA do I feel better after that. Well, after that and catching up on the sleep I didn't get over the weekend - I'm almost there. Physically, I'm fatigued because sleep was pretty non-existent over the weekend and I haven't had a chance to catch up, but mentally, emotionally, spiritually, I feel like a new guy.
What's the point of this post? Quite simply, to say that if you're feeling the burnout, or if you're ever just fed up with everything & everyone around you, then STOP what you're doing, and fix it. Whether you need to find your own Zion national park for a weekend, or just get out to do something you enjoy, get away from your desk, get away from your clients (aka get away from your cell phone), and enjoy yourself for a bit. Whether it's between the covers of a book or dangling over a cliff 1500' in the air - go out and experience some life. It's a great reminder of what really matters, and a reminder of the "why" we work our butts off. After that reminder, it's a lot easier to get back to work.
If you'd like to see some pictures from the weekend you can view my google photo album here . If you like the outdoors and have never been to Zion, you need to make plans to get there. I don't think there's another place in the world quite like it.