Here are 3 simple practices to manage stress and stay positive.
To be a successful real estate agent, you consistently must give your best. That’s why so many are drawn to become one in the first place. However, when your success feels like it is at the mercy of your customers, competitors, and the markets, it can feel at times like your best doesn’t make a difference.
The reality, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. While outside influences need to be addressed, if you fixate on them, you’ll undermine your effectiveness.
You must put your energy on what you can control, that way you can increase not only your capacity for being focused and optimistic but develop your ability for creating success.
Here are five practices that consistently make a difference.
- Develop a strong sense of self-awareness:A strong sense of self-awareness is a vital trait that every realtor needs to develop and nurture. Without it, it’s impossible to control your reaction to the trials and tribulations that life so often presents.
The first step towards self-awareness is to recognize and be open about the things that cause stress, anxiety, and negativity in your life. This enables you to prepare yourself for challenging situations well ahead of time.
Positivity and negativity are a choice; the only trick is that you must be self-aware enough to recognize it.
- Control is an illusion:As humans, we have a persistent and particularly nasty tendency to try to control everything around us. This futility leads to anger, frustration, and irrational decisions. Once this behavior takes hold, it builds on itself and can spread like wildfire.The key to fostering positivity is the ability to recognize that control is simply an illusion. Once you stop trying to control your circumstances, you open yourself up to countless possibilities. Understanding this allows you to find new and positive ways to react to the challenges you encounter along your way.
- Push yourself to find the joy:Everyone has the ability to find joy in any circumstance, regardless of how challenging it seems. Joy can often be found in the suffering itself, as it helps you learn more about yourself and grow stronger. It’s a choice we have the ability to make.Every situation can be viewed in a positive light if you look from the right angle. With enough practice, positivity becomes your default setting.
Fostering a spirit of unrelenting positivity, both personally and professionally, doesn’t mean that you are naïve. It is always in everyone’s best interest to be in tune with reality and aware of all possible outcomes.
The important thing is not to become so caught up in the bad that you lose yourself to anxiety, frustration, and negativity. It is our choice to be happy and positive in the face of challenges. Positivity and joy are contagious and can quickly shape the very fabric of your reality.