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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) email@example.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.