With the craziness of pandemic keeping our world out of the normal loop of things, it’s very easy to feel tired, overwhelmed, and even more, burned out. With real estate agents deemed essential workers in many states, no wonder so many of us feel so overwhelmed. It’s undeniable that being an essential worker during a pandemic is both an honor but also a big pressure and responsibility. Thus it’s no surprise many real estate professionals experience this “real estate agent burnout”.
With burnout, it’s very easy to get into a trap called a productivity slump. You know all those situations when you look at the clock and it’s already 5 pm and your whole day is gone, and you didn’t even start to work on the tasks you had today?
First of all, let’s clear some things up. Getting into burnout and then in a productivity slump is ok. It’s natural, and it happens to everyone. You shouldn’t blame yourself for it. Blaming yourself just will make you even more anxious.
In this article, we will try to offer some advice, tips, and tricks on how to avoid burnout as a real estate agent.
Identify Real Estate Agent Burnout
The first step to avoiding burnout is identifying the first signs of it. Here are some examples of burnout signs:
- Feeling unable to focus
- Losing motivation
- Losing your passion
- Getting angry easily
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling pain and tension in your muscles
These are just some of the first symptoms of burnout. It’s important to be informed about these signs to prevent and react accordingly at the first sign of them.
Take It Slow
As a real estate agent, you have many tasks: calling your prospective clients, checking your database, managing your website, working on listings strategy, and many more. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all these tasks.
Sometimes it’s necessary to help your body and mind rest, or even pause and reflect on your daily tasks from a different perspective. As Dalai Lama once said: “…if you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”
If you ever feel burnout, you know that often you don’t want to do anything. It’s like getting onto this uncreative productivity slump, this limbo that often seems to have no end. To avoid or even undo the damage from burnout and get out of this slump we suggest, preparing a schedule beforehand. When you start creating a schedule, you set your brain in a working mode. But beware, don’t overwork yourself. We already mentioned that starting slow is key in avoiding burnout.
Burnout often happens because of an unusual schedule. And the real estate industry is notable about the unusual 24/7 schedule. It’s a stressful time for all of us, and considering many real estate agents are working from home instead of the office, it’s easy to lose the sense of time and overwork. It’s more important than ever right now to set boundaries and clearly define your working and free time.
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