Do you feel like you’re on the verge of burning out? Does it seem like you’ve been missing out on more and more events in your personal life? Then you might just need to reconsider the structure of your life. Here’s some guidance that will help you care for your welfare as you climb up the corporate ladder.
1. Be a smart-worker rather than a hard-worker
People often make a misconception of using the hours of their work as the basis of their productivity. Instead of prolonging your hours in the office and restricting yourself of time in the sack, why don’t you practice proper prioritization? By avoiding tasks that make you less productive, you’ll be able to accomplish more duties on time and smaller possibilities of overtime work.
2. Avoid bringing work to your home
Learn to leave your work where it belongs – in your office desk. If you think you can’t finish your task in the office, bringing it back home won’t do you any good. Physically leaving your tasks in the workplace and fretting over it in social media later doesn’t count either. Today’s technology makes it possible for people to multitask and access their work even when they are not in the office. So, by the end of the day, make sure to put an end to your working hours and unplug from any form of telecommuting. Enjoy a relaxing evening at home and save yourself unnecessary stress.
3. Relax, ponder, and exercise
Despite being one of life’s necessities, exercising is usually the first thing to go when our schedules starts to fill up. While some may see exercising as a tiring chore to add to their already chaotic agenda, it can actually help you reduce stress, run beneficial endorphins through your system, and put you into a meditative state. If you have limited time to spare, you can also opt for low-impact workouts, including running, yoga, and meditation.
4. Learn to say no
If your calendar has become overloaded due to insane and ceaseless demands from your superior, then it is probably time to harness the power of saying no. It may be hard for some people to refuse if they are asked to do an additional task, so they usually end up with more than what they can handle. Take the time to come up with a decision and when you’ve decided to refuse, make sure to say it in the politest way possible.
5. Keep ground rules
By the end of the day, all these advices are all good-for-nothing if you don’t act on them. As a thriving real estate professional, you have to decide on this new way of life and keep doing it until it becomes a pattern. If you think you need the help of others in order to find your new work-life balance, then so be it.