Remember to take care of yourself while tending to others....

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Asiyah Ali, Broker/Owner Live the Good Life!

As I'm sure all of you can relate, my day starts early, at about 6am - first, coffee, a little CNN, newspaper, checking email and Active Raining. 

The day progresses...I get my little one up, deal with comes with a 2 year old's world, usher her off to the sitter and proceed to what we all love to do - business.

So I previewed property for a relocating client, scour neighborhoods looking for FSBO's and return to my home ofice to do some prospecting, followup calls and miscellaneous other duties.  By this time its 4:30 pm and I am POOPED!  Don't get too relaxed, time to put on dinner and pickup the little one.  It's 10:00pm, the house is quiet and I'm blogging....

Tomorrow - do it all again.

Long story short, don't forget to show yourself some loyalty and time!  After taking stock of my hectic day, here is what I aspire to do more of:

Trade the coffee in for more water.  Clearer skin and more energy is right around the corner!

Take up yoga, tai chi or meditation - Great way to power down and relieve stress.

Take a nice walk or bike ride with the family.  Great way to sneak a little exercise into your day while spending time with those who I love the most.

Incorporate volunteering into my week - Giving back is good for the soul.

It's so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day and forget about what's important -  good physical, mental and spiritual health.  Hey, it's good for your health, makes you more productive and ultimatly good for business!

What do you think? Any suggestions or want to share your experiences?

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Comments (5)

Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV

Asiyah - spend more time with your little one too....he/she won't be 2 years old forever and you will never be able to recapture these years. :)  Good post, enjoyed reading it.

 

Jul 02, 2008 03:34 PM
Asiyah Ali
Asiyah Ali, Broker/Owner - Virginia Beach, VA
Associate Broker

Mary - You are soooo right, she is such a joy, they are hilarious at 2 you're right you can't recapture those years!!!

Jul 02, 2008 03:41 PM
Darlene Wurth
Keller Williams Select Professionals - Rome, GA
Realtor/REOS

Great post Asiyah!  I can relate and I agree with Mary enjoy your children and make memories!!  I start my day at 5am, get up have coffee, shower, dress and then get my son up and run him to work by 7am, go to the office, check my email, get my cma's ready for any upcoming listing appointments, make phone calls, I door knock 4 days a week,  pick my son  from work at 7pm, come home cook dinner, that is my time with my husband, and my 2 teenagers, before I know it, it is time to go to bed and start all over again.

Wow this wore me out just typing about it,  LOL  Take care and good luck!

 

 

Jul 02, 2008 03:42 PM
IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

Asiyah - I have a 4 and a 8 year old. Time fly's when you are having fun. Best wishes!

Jul 05, 2008 09:22 AM
Brian Foxworth SC, GA, FL, & TN Mortgage Loans
Palmetto South Mortgage - Columbia, SC

My 4 year old daughter and I take Sadie the Weiner Dog out for a walk around our beautiful neighborhood -where on Thursdays we join about 9 other weiner dog owners for a great walk and relaxing conversation.

Sep 18, 2008 09:28 AM