Got a Prescription for the Funk?

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Real Estate Agent

I was thinking this morning about writing today and trying to decide what to write about. I had so many things on my mind it was hard to decide. I often tell people that my mind is like clicking the channels up and down on the TV. It goes from one thing to another. Click..Click...Click...  I suppose that it's a good thing to always be thinking about something, but it is also very tiresome. It's hard to get my mind to rest. Taking time off to relax has always been an issue.

Back to my post! (see what I mean?)

I read many AR blogs this morning and it seemed that most of the posts I read had an underlying tone of sadness, defeat, and despair. New Bankruptcies, Mergers, Corporate Failures, Hurricanes, Election Campaigns, Gas Prices, and the list goes on and on. It's enough to make us all want to just sit down and give up isn't it? Alas, the time has come for me to shower and get dressed and get out into the world and DO my job. But....but...but...I don't want to work today. I'm sad. What do I do?

When you get sick, you usually already know what's wrong with you. Even if you go to the doctor, your diagnosis is usually accurate. Life is like that too. You usually know what's wrong, and even how to fix it. Not acting on that knowledge is like going to the doctor for a prescription, getting it filled, and then not taking it.

Here's my prescription to get myself out of my funk today:

  • Take a moment to be thankful. This morning, I am thankful that my real estate business wasn't washed away in the surf/floods like our dear friends in Houston & surrounding areas.
  • TURN OFF the television!
  • Put on some Happy Music! Whatever kind of music you like that motivates you is great!
  • Dance!  I'm alone and no one is watching, I am free to be me!
  • Dress up! Walk out the door looking like I'm going to meet Donald Trump!
  • Wear my Name Badge! Feel Proud To Be Who I AM!
  • Stop at the nearest coffee shop and say hello to at least 3 people!
  • Sing in the Car!
  • Blow into my office like a hurricane! ( I should warn you that I am protected by an invisible deflector shield that will not allow negativity to penetrate!)
  • Realize that " THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING TO DO BUSINESS WITH ME TODAY!"

What's Your Prescription?

 

 

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Rainer
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Kathy Fey
Fey & Associates - Dacula, GA

Great attitude!  Your prescription will certainly get anyone out of a funk!

Sep 15, 2008 01:38 AM #1
Rainer
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Natalia Hals
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Woodbury, MN

Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile. Especially:

  • Blow into my office like a hurricane! ( I should warn you that I am protected by an invisible deflector shield that will not allow negativity to penetrate!)
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    Sep 15, 2008 01:45 AM #2
    Rainer
    7,536
    Kerry Smyth
    Newcomers Welcome Service - Ann Arbor, MI

    Thanks.  I like your prescription, especially the being thankful. 

    Every morning while I am on the treadmill I spend 5 minutes concentrating on what I am thankful for.  I start with myself (health, mind, success, etc.)  spiral out to my husband, family, friends, work, community.  It is hard to stay sad when you are grateful!

    To help settle my restless brain I practice T'ai Chi.

    Sep 15, 2008 03:32 AM #3
    Rainer
    14,325
    Rick Riddell, Manager, REW™
    Weichert, Realtors - Watson & Associates - Coppell, TX

    What a great post!  I really relate to the turn the TV off part.  For many years my morning routine has always been having the morning news on before getting ready for work.  Since most local news channels are in a 15 minute format I get to hear the same depressing stuff about 6 times be I leave (am an early riser). Turning that off and the stereo on is much better for "my" attitude adjustment!  Again, thanks for the article!

    Smiles and hello to ya! :)

    Sep 15, 2008 11:13 PM #4
    Rainer
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    Kimberly Luna
    Panama City Beach, FL

    Thanks everyone for the feedback everyone!

    Natalia: I'd also like to add that I have contacts in my cellphone whose name is "Don't Answer". You know these people...relatives, friends... there's a time and place to have conversations with these people, but not during my work day.

    Terry: I love T'ai Chi. Maybe I should get back into that. Thanks!

     

     

    Sep 15, 2008 11:55 PM #5
    Rainmaker
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    Norma J. Elkins
    Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
    Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

    Thanks so much for such a great post - I blew into my office and left just as quickly as I could --- Negative zone - I wanted no part of it!

    Sep 16, 2008 09:59 AM #6
    Rainer
    5,387
    Missy & YourNGATeam
    PalmerHouse Properties - Cumming, GA

    Girl, you are like a hurricane! You are so great and such an inspiration, your W2W meeting yesterday was such a joy! All is in the mindset for taking on this market we live and work, we all have to stay positive! Thanks for being you!

    Sep 17, 2008 12:40 AM #7
    Rainer
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    Kimberly Luna
    Panama City Beach, FL

    Norma, thanks for the comment. It's so unfortunate that the very place we should be able to go to escape the negativity of the world..is sometimes the place that can bring us down the most! Isn't it great to be able to work at home!

    Missy: You totally rock! You and me are going to blow this town away! (even if we still have redneck hair! )

     

    Sep 17, 2008 01:58 AM #8
    Rainer
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    JoAnn Young
    Young & Young Properties - Melbourne, FL
    Florida Real Estate

    She knows what a hurricane is because she used to live in FLORIDA!  You've come a long ways  BABY!  I like your spunk girlfriend!  JoAnn

    Sep 17, 2008 06:15 AM #9
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