In light of October being ‘Mental Health Awareness’ month, it is crucial to shed light on the well-being of individuals in the real estate industry, especially property practitioners themselves. The demands they face, constantly switching roles between clients, partners, and family, can be emotionally taxing. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a 5-step ‘Self Check-In’ formula to promote self-awareness around mental health and well-being, offering a lasting solution to the challenges faced by professionals in today’s competitive real estate industry.
Step 1: Mental De-Clutter Imagine a spring cleaning session for your mind – that’s what we call ‘Mental De-Clutter.’ It may seem daunting at first, but the practice of journaling can be a tremendous mind dump. Write down your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and perspectives without fear of judgment. This process allows you to sort through the mental clutter and gain clarity.
Step 2: AM & PM Routine Real estate professionals often struggle with finding an ‘off switch.’ To address this, establish morning and evening routines. Instead of immediately diving into work, allocate 10 minutes to activities like journaling, creating a gratitude tracker, engaging in a restful meditation, or reciting positive affirmations. This structured start and end to your day can significantly improve mental health and productivity.
Step 3: The Sieve Method Managing daily responsibilities can be overwhelming. The ‘Sieve Method’ involves categorizing tasks into four categories: do it now, schedule, delegate, and delete. This structured approach helps prioritize tasks, reduce overwhelm, and keep you on track throughout the day.
Step 4: Move Physical activity is a powerful tool for enhancing mental well-being. Allocate at least 30 minutes a day to move your body, whether it’s a short walk, a quick Pilates session, or a treadmill run. Exercise releases endorphins, making you feel happier and better equipped to handle the challenges on your plate.
Step 5: Life Coach Investing in a Life Coach can be a transformative gift to yourself. A Life Coach offers a non-biased, non-judgmental, and fully present space where you can explore mental blocks, set goals, enhance overall wellness, and discover your true life purpose. Your Life Coach guides and facilitates the process of accessing the answers you may have known but struggled to find.
Prioritising mental health and well-being is essential for real estate professionals facing the demands of the industry. The 5-step ‘Self Check-In’ formula offers a holistic approach to addressing stress, time management, and burnout. By decluttering your mind, establishing daily routines, organizing tasks, staying active, and seeking the guidance of a Life Coach, you can achieve lasting improvements in your mental health and overall well-being.
For more tips on how to perform a ‘Self Check-In,’ feel free to contact Chrystyna through her website: www.bloomingbusinesscoaching.co.za.
By embracing these steps, real estate professionals can navigate the competitive and challenging landscape of the industry with greater resilience and balance in their lives.