height=”199″ />Burnout can be a real issue in any line of work but when you start to physically or mentally succumb to the day to day pressures and work is no longer even remotely enjoyable, then it’s time to take a long hard look at what
you need to ensure that you get your health and life back on track. You might have always wanted to be a real estate agent and you may be a fantastic sales-person in many aspects but perhaps you find it difficult to handle consistent pressure? It’s how you handle that pressure of course which can stop you from letting your job ‘get you down’.
Avoiding too excessive a workload for a while is one option but it’s important to really dig deep and get to the crux of the problem. Admitting
how you really feel and not trying to avoid any deeply rooted issues is important. If you hate your job then there is no point trying to fight those feelings, you simply need to get out and find a job that you really do enjoy. But real estate offers you so much in the terms of a respected career and many opportunities that often it can be as simple as identifying the areas of the job that you find most difficult and working to overcome these issues. To do this, you need to be open-minded.
There can be lots of reasons why people burnout. Unfortunately, feelings of burnout can be completely overwhelming and it can make you feel unable to make decisions. It can leave you doubting whether you are in the right role, wondering whether you are capable of excelling yourself and whilst it is very real, it often comes from self-imposed feelings.
So how do you stop burnout from taking over and ruining your life?
A little bit of self-actualization is called for and it means answering some tough questions. Firstly, do you even like your job and if yes, how much does it mean to you? Consider now the best part of your daily job and write down all of the things that you enjoy the most. Would you gain the same opportunities, career prospects and satisfaction doing another job?
Then it’s time to reflect on the issues that cause you the most pressure. Do you feel that you are not capable of performing within your role? Are you worried about failure? Do you dread targets? Is there someone within your real estate office that you cannot gel with and are they making your life difficult? If you work on your own for most of the time perhaps you feel isolated? As you make your notes, consider what you would suggest to someone else if they were having the same negative feelings as you. Sometimes taking a step back from the problem and looking at it through fresh eyes can be enough to make you see the bigger picture.
Think about what you need to do to overcome these feelings. You have to face up to the issues to be able to solve them. Don’t focus too heavily on the negative though because only positive action can enable you to resolve any issues and to make your life different.
Are you determined to overcome these feelings of burnout? If yes, then harden that resolve and come up with some options. You may have to endure some feelings of helplessness for a while but the more positive that you can face your concerns, the stronger your capacity to make key changes.
It’s important to start the day right and to consider three tasks that you want and need to accomplish. Eradicate all time-wasting facets of the role and focus only on the outcome, not on any petty aspects of individual tasks. If you can face your problems head on you will find that burnout soon becomes a thing of the past simply because you will not let it affect or ruin the job that you enjoy so much.