The real estate industry is demanding. It requires a dedication of time, significant effort, substantial social interaction, and every other work-related stress you can dream up. Even if you love what you do, these stressors can quickly lead to burnout if you don’t set realistic expectations for yourself and manage your time properly.
To help you avoid the dreaded burnout, I’ve put together a list of warning signs and how you can combat them!
Warning: Your Daily Routine is Skewed
If you find that you are being reactive to everything that doesn’t contribute to turning a profit, you are likely headed toward burnout. For example, if you are responding to every social media notification and every email too early in the morning, your daily routine may be off-kilter!
Solution: Start Your Day Off Right
Instead of rolling out of bed and immediately putting your nose to the grindstone, try kicking off your day with something healthier. Try meditating or exercising to wake up your mind and body, getting them focused for the rest of the day!
Warning: You Never Have Enough Time
If you find yourself constantly saying things like “I don’t have the time,” you might be burning out. The overwhelming feeling of always falling behind schedule can be destructive for the longevity of your career.
Solution: Have the Right Expectations and Goals
Whether it’s being realistic with yourself and upfront with your clients, finding someone to keep you accountable and on track, or a combination of all these factors, having the proper expectations and goals can help you manage your time more effectively and reduce that dreadful feeling of always falling behind.
Warning: You Have Negative Influences
If you are surrounded by people who constantly discourage you or who simply reinforce your negative thoughts by constantly complaining about work, you are setting yourself up for burnout. In fact, the toxicity of such an environment could make you lose sight of why you chose your career in the first place.
Solution: Change Your Social Circle
Finding like-minded people who affirm your positive choices and encourage you along the way is vital to a long, successful career as a realtor. Whether it’s at work or outside of real estate entirely, being around people with similar passions is a sure-fire way to lift your spirits. You may even want to consider attending a Tony Robbins even to reconnect with the purpose you originally saw for yourself!
Burnout is a very real threat to most careers, and realtors are no exception. If you’re looking for the encouragement and support that comes from like-minded, passionate people, consider connecting with us—we’d love to connect with you!