Stress is a very real problem that we all face. As a real estate professional, letting stress take over your career can have serious effects, from getting in the way of your growth to hampering your client interactions. On the other hand, taking charge of your stress levels will provide a positive boost to your career.
If you are tired of dealing with stress on a daily basis, perhaps now is the right time to make a few changes. Here are some tips and tricks to get started:
Where does your stress come from?
The first step on your path to a stress-free workplace is to figure out where your stress is coming from.
According to the Mayo Clinic, stress triggers are often unique for each person. To find the causes behind your problems, consider taking notes of your behavior for a week or two. Write down where you were when you got stressed, who was involved and how you reacted. These are all important elements of this type of emotion. Once you get a firm grasp on the reasons behind your stress, you can begin to take positive steps forward.
On a broad scale, the Mayo Clinic suggested that you determine your stress triggers and then figure out how you can address those causes directly.
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Change your approach to real estate
The real estate industry can certainly get stressful at times. To prevent that, you might want to evaluate how you do business and interact with clients so you can identify areas that need improvement.
In an article for Inman News, contributor Kim Gellatly explained how stress manifests itself during a client transaction. For starters, she suggested that agents try to take a step back when they feel stress coming on. A client can become difficult for a variety of reasons, and in many cases it isn't even related to the deal. It is important to remember to focus on the client's needs, instead of personal ones.
It can also help to take a step back, should stress become an issue. As a real estate professional, your client will be depending on you for assistance, so losing your cool doesn't benefit anyone. Instead, calm down, take a breath and remove yourself from the situation. This can help you keep a level head and avoid making rash decisions in the heat of the moment.
Perhaps the most important tip for managing stress is to take some personal time, according to Gellatly. Try to get away from the job. In the real estate industry, it is easy to bring work home, but you should try to take a day here or there for some relaxing activity that has nothing to do with work. This way, you'll be able to come back refreshed and stress-free.