Staying Positive & Healthy while "Sheltering in Place"...

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I sincerely hoping that as you read this post, it finds you in good health. Not just physical good help, but  emotional good health as well. Since the pace of life has slowed it has allowed me to reflect and I thought I would share my thoughts here with  you.

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 The Corona Virus is probably the greatest world life disruption  that any of us have ever faced in our lifetime.  Some of our parents or older relatives compare it to the polio outbreak. 

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Most of us are creatures of habit and have routines that are so much a part of our life that we never even gave them a thought.  But now all of that that has been disrupted as we “shelter in place”.  Hence it takes a surprising large toll on our emotional wellbeing.

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My best advice is to continue doing remotely what you had been doing previously in your place of work. The first rule of thumb would be to wake up, shower and dress just like a regular workday.  Since I have been working remotely for close to ten years, this has not been something I need to get used to.  On the contrary, I considered going into the office a disruption of my work, since the round-trip commute could take up to two hours, plus the meeting, it would be a loss of maybe 3.5 hours of productive work time.  Very few of my clients wanted to meet in person in the office, opting to talk on the phone or email with questions hence my daily work routine has not changed much.

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From what I’m seeing, most people have shifted to ‘survival mode’ due to the 24/7 bombardment of CV information on all platforms. Sadly, social media is not helping, rather it is fueling this uneasiness bordering on panic. When people hoard ten years’ worth of toilet paper, that to me is clearly an indication of people being selfish, likely because they are in complete panic. Yet, this is not the end of the world; this too shall pass.

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I am conducting business, answering my phone, responding to email inquiries and at the same time working on getting new listings. Real estate practitioners who are paralyzed will tell you there is no business; I can tell you it is not the case, serious buyers and sellers are still out there and negotiating for opportunities.

As caring Americans, it is in our DNA to jump and help when there is a crisis, we volunteer to help animals in need, humans in need, we volunteer to join the military. Yet this time, we are asked to do nothing of the sort!  Stay at home, wash your hands! This is not what we are accustomed to, hence it adds a new layer of challenges. This is emotional challenge may be having a crushing impact on many. It is like a bad science fiction movie after a nuclear strike. “Social Distancing” does not help this as it’s really a time when we want to literally hold our loved ones close.

I close by stressing how important it is  be balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually to get through these challenging times. While we certainly need to heed the guidelines put in place by our leaders, we also need to persevere the times.  Then we will be able to look back and reflect that we not only survived but thrived during this crisis.

In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘Never, never, never, never give up’

 

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m)  homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
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I found these tips really helpful and will certainly be sharing these with my clients. I hope you have a great day ahead.

Mar 24, 2020 01:55 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Being a septuagenarian and my husband an octogenarian, we are considered amongst the most vulnerable... but so far, so good here, Endre. And I couldn't agree more with this statement (it's how I've worked from home for the past 20 years):

"My best advice is to continue doing remotely what you had been doing previously in your place of work. The first rule of thumb would be to wake up, shower and dress just like a regular workday.  Since I have been working remotely for close to ten years, this has not been something I need to get used to. "

Mar 24, 2020 04:56 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Endre - while some activities/routines have been anything but typical, it's just another way to see that change is always present.  

Mar 24, 2020 05:17 AM #11
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Endre, With things changing daily, everyone has to adjust. We will get through all the challenges and it WILL GET BETTER! Stay healthy...

Mar 24, 2020 05:19 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Endre. I tend to agree with you. There is always something to do and being productive is very important. I love seeing your cats who clearly remain unchanged.

Mar 24, 2020 05:49 AM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Good morning! One benefit of the sheltering in place orders are more posts from Endre Barath, Jr. !!!

Mar 24, 2020 05:57 AM #14
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Endre. One thing that is constant is change. The resilient adapt as always. Enjoy your day!

Mar 24, 2020 06:09 AM #15
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Great post and I totally agree, keep doing what you have been doing, be positive and turn off the news and think some better thoughtds.

Mar 24, 2020 06:56 AM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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We are also used to working from home, the only real change is no "in field" work right now. And, that is okay. We'll be ready when our clients are ready. Right now, many people are remaining at home.  Like, California, we have an official mandate now...too many people ignored the unofficial request. And so it goes. Every hour, I stop for a few minutes to focus on gratitude. We have so much to be thankful for...even now. 

Mar 24, 2020 08:05 AM #17
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Endre,

Like you we are used to working from home.  We even picked up a new client for branding...not in real estate so we do not have to travel, just use the phone and record...all is well with us.  Our neighbors are lovely come out to chat (6 feet distance).  We are chatting more than we ever did before.  And like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD we are constantly reminding ourselves, how fortunate we are to be in the moment...A

Mar 24, 2020 10:02 AM #18
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Endre we are closing loans, and coming up with ways to get around the obstacles this virus has created with performing appraisals, title searches, and closings.  It is amazing how creative this industry can get when it needs to.

Mar 24, 2020 02:10 PM #19
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Endre- I agree with you...keep doing what you normally do (as much as you can) every day.  I don't give up and it's important that we all keep a positive attitude. No finger pointing, no complaining. 

Mar 24, 2020 03:02 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joseph Doohan  thank you for commenting, Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:41 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Nina Hollander  had no idea about  the age you are much younger at least when we saw you in Boston:)Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:42 PM #22
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  change is ever present, Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:43 PM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  you guys stay healthy as well, Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:44 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Sheila Anderson  now that Diane has been working at home as well for the past six or seven days... the animal farm is so relaxed, we are both home and they get 100 per cent attention between the two of us:)Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:45 PM #25
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Kat Palmiotti  that is a funny comment, could be a double edged sword:)))Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:46 PM #26
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wayne Martin  well said, Endre

Mar 24, 2020 09:47 PM #27
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Hi again Endre. I believe my gang is enjoying my being around always too. :)

Mar 25, 2020 04:48 AM #28
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