How Busy People Avoid Burnout | 8 Actionable Tips

How Busy People Avoid Burnout | 8 Actionable Tips

Making hay while the sun shines (as the saying goes) can be an effective, even lucrative, real estate strategy. Non-stop phone calls, electronic notifications, emails, and scheduled appointments make it incredibly difficult to unplug. Relentless accommodation of a non-stop hot market will inevitably leave you completely drained and eventually burnt-out. 

Not sure if you’re at the end of your rope?  Here are the tell-tale signs:

* You’re racing from one thing to the next.
*You’re tired.
*You’re making careless mistakes.
*You’re feeling stressed.
* You lack enthusiasm.

To prevent or recover from burnout, use the following 8 tips.

1. Schedule a Vacation or a Staycation

Since an international vacation is likely out of the cards for the next while, consider exploring other parts of Canada or your own community. Adding an out-of-the-office autoresponse during your time-off will additionally help you to unplug.

2. Plan Something Lighthearted

Take advantage of holidays like Thanksgiving, Halloween or Christmas to plan something fun in the near future. Planning a special dinner or adventure of some kind will help offer you a reprieve.

3. Schedule Free Time

Most busy people are good at scheduling their numerous appointments in a calendar, but few schedule in ‘free time.’ Consider blocking off some ‘free time’ each day and sticking to it. 

4. Change Your Environment

Sometimes just a change in scenery in your everyday life can leave you feeling refreshed. Consider driving a different route to or from the office. Consider meeting clients and colleagues at new and different coffee shops and restaurants. 

5. Set Boundaries

Without clearly identifiable boundaries, your clients will quickly run your life and your time. Consider explaining your preferred hours and modes of communication from the outset, and asking your clients expectations then too. 

6. Exercise

Keeping you healthy while releasing powerful endorphins, exercise is crucial to your mental and physical well-being. Similar to free time, consider scheduling time to exercise in your calendar and sticking to it.

7. Practice Meditation

Thought to reduce stress, control anxiety, and promote emotional health, meditation takes little time and can be done nearly anywhere. Not sure how to get started? Consider trying apps like Calm and Headspace.

8. Explore Your Creative Side

Noted on a LinkedIn article as the most important skill in the world, creativity will most certainly nourish your soul. Consider signing up for an art class, learning a new language, or taking music lessons (to name a few). 

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