Feeling Stressed? Then Set Boundaries And Create Habits

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

Feeling Stressed? Then Set Boundaries And Create Habits


Well I done good. I posted my 1st blog article in a couple of years on Wednesday and folks actually saw it!! That’s always the first step in having a successful blog. At least that’s what they say. Not sure who “they” are but I’m sure it’s the truth because I read it online.


Anyway this article is not about blogging. It’s about setting boundaries in your business and your life. It’s about taking care of yourself first so that you are your best to be able to help others. We can only give others what we have.


So it’s important, at least to me, to be as strong as I can be in all aspects of  my life.


My goal everyday is to take steps  forward, spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and to cause others no harm. If I do this, then I know from experience, that everything else will take care of itself.


In order to do this we must have boundaries, form habits and eliminate stress.


A  few examples of the boundaries that I have set for myself are:


  • I shut all phones and internet devices off at 6pm Monday -Saturday. On Sundays I go off the grid completely.

  • My work hours are 4:30 to 7am and 10:30 am to 6pm Monday-Saturday.

  • 7am to 10:30 am is my time for meditating, praying, working out and reading. This satisfies my goal of “take steps  forward, spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally” and gets my day off on the right foot.  

  • I do not let toxic and negative people into my life. I’m too old for this crap :)  These people create stress in my life so I wish them well and move on.

  • And this is the most important thing I do…..I live in the present. I have no regrets from what I may or may not have done yesterday and certainly I don’t worry about what tomorrow may bring.  I know for a fact that our entire world will be different tomorrow so why worry about it today?


These things seem simple but really aren’t. All of these require practice, difficult decisions and faith.


So folks put yourself first today. Create a life. Don’t just blindly take whatever comes your way. If you don’t want buyers and sellers to steal your time then don’t let them. Set boundaries and stick to them. Strive to be your best everyday.


And always remember it’s not about making money. It’s about helping folks and finding peace and happiness while doing so.


I guess that’s it for today. I hope this all makes sense and helps someone to get their life in order.


Until next time…...


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Comments (37)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I do my Miracle Morning from 5 to 7 AM, and it's called sleeping in, not getting up, LOL. I do work from 7 to 7 but am lax on Thursdays (official Realtor Day Off), and I do not take any appointments except an occasional emergency over Sat-Sun. Plus, let's not forget I typically take about 2 months a year off for vacations. It's all about finding your personal rhythm and inner peace.

Apr 03, 2016 12:04 PM
Michele Connors

I admire your routine and commitment to adhere to personal time..Im working at it. 

Apr 07, 2016 11:24 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Great post Bryant Tutas you have to do what is in YOUR best interest to be able to serve those you choose to work with.  Great job!

P.S. Great hair day, huh?

Apr 03, 2016 12:15 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck in achieving your goals. Thank you for the inspirational post.

Apr 03, 2016 09:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great to see you back, BB, and with an important and inspiring reminder. I think it can be tough to set boundaries, whatever those be, and keep to them in our business. 

Apr 04, 2016 12:20 AM
Bryant Tutas

Hi Jeff. Hopefully I can keep my blogging going. I have to make it a habit again.


Apr 04, 2016 08:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bryant Tutas - wow! I wish I could control the way you do....

However, few things I am trying to incorporate is - excercise every morning (so far so good this year) and my mediation (which is also working fine,)

Rest all.....I need help!

Apr 04, 2016 04:19 PM
Bryant Tutas

Keep it up Praful. It will change your life.

Apr 04, 2016 08:19 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Happy Birthday, Bryant! 

Apr 06, 2016 04:31 AM
Bryant Tutas

Thanks Carol!

Apr 06, 2016 07:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have been setting boundaries for over 20 years with clients and my business and have found that so long as I set expectations up-front I have suffered any ill effects in terms of impact on my business. And if someone can't respect my boundaries the way I respect theirs, then they need to find another broker.

Apr 06, 2016 06:48 AM
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Good advice we all need to set limits and boundaries, or people will run all over them. There are many in our industry that make themselves available 24/7 and I understand that when they need business. 

9 years later in this business I have set my limits and boundaries. Calls after 6 pm get returned the next day, unless they are a client. Saturdays are by appointment only, and Sundays are completely off. 

Apr 06, 2016 08:10 AM
David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Wow, you know what I got from this Jealous!!  I use to have longer wild hair too, and well............now it is all gone.

Apr 06, 2016 08:16 AM
Bryant Tutas

hahaha!! Go for it. Grow it back. I'm just an old hippie

Apr 06, 2016 07:59 PM
David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

I like the idea of time blocking.  Some of the greats do that, and if it works for them......

Apr 06, 2016 08:17 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The next thing you know TLW will be blogging here to put everyone in their proper place and wouldn't that be a good thing!

Apr 06, 2016 09:15 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Welcome back BB and happy Birthday!

Apr 06, 2016 09:24 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

BB you and I are on the same page! Life is good and I keep it that way every day all day long.  It really is great to have you back in the rain. Say hi to your lovely wife!

Apr 06, 2016 09:42 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Broker B, it's great to have you blogging again!  So, can we hope to see TLW back here soon?

Apr 06, 2016 01:42 PM
Bryant Tutas

That would be nice but I belive TLW has retired form AR. I hope you are well

Apr 06, 2016 07:58 PM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Thanks for sharing.  Balance in life and work is important.  Hope you had a great birthday. 

Apr 06, 2016 10:24 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Maybe it's one of the advantages of growing older, but I'm finding I'm much better at "allowing" myself some down time and time off than I used to be, Bryant Tutas ... especially when the grandkids are involved.  I'm at the age where I've begun to think time is more precious than I used to ...


Apr 07, 2016 05:19 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Bryant Tutas  nice to see you back in the Rain and hope to see more of you in the future

Apr 07, 2016 10:21 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Bryant, there is a lot to be said about setting boundaries and creating habits. Thanks for the reminder;  think I will make some changes today. 

Also, though it does take time to firmly plant the habits in firm ground, it is sort of challenging and fun, don't you think.  I have an idea for today:  going to replant my 30-Day Paleo Challenge Diet/Plan.   I did enjoy the 1st Paleo challenge and I made it through - with a big smile, too.  Lost 30 pounds.

Have a MAGICAL day,  Bryant Tutas

Sep 13, 2016 10:59 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I believe in being in charge of my life.  I don't do real estate drama. Life is too short.

Oct 02, 2016 08:51 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I find that worklife balance is about scheduling and really knowing what you don't want to do and don't have to do

May 28, 2017 03:35 PM