Summer sales season is starting to heat up and if you’re not careful you could end up burning yourself out during this busy time. Summer sales season means lots of showings, open houses, and phone calls with potential buyers and sellers as well as trying to squeeze in time with your own family and friends to enjoy the short summer. If you don’t take care of yourself during these chaotic sales period you can find yourself tired, stressed out, and cranky all the time. Here are a few self-care tips that you can use to make sure that you stay healthy and motivated during the hectic summer sales period:
Set Some Limits
Of course, you want to be available as much as possible to talk to clients and prospective clients as well as reach out to new leads. But when you’re burning the candle at both ends you need to some limits so that you get the rest you need and have time to do the things that you need to do in order to keep yourself healthy like eat right and get enough sleep. So you need to set some firm limits for things like phone calls and emails. Turn off your work phone at a certain time each night and let calls and texts wait until the next day. Most experts say that you should turn your phone, tablet, and computer off at least an hour before you want to go to bed.
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Get Into A Routine
Having a strong morning routine will keep you healthy and on track even when your days are chaotic. Get up at the same time each morning. Make sure that you get some exercise, even if it’s just a walk around the block or a quick bike ride. Then make sure that you eat a protein-rich breakfast so that you will stay full while you are out running around. Setting up a good morning routine will make it easier to stay focused and build momentum each day.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can cause you to be irritable and to make silly mistakes. And when you’re dealing with the financial demands of buying and selling homes your mind needs to be awake and ready to go each day. It can be hard to go to bed early when it’s light outside long into the evening but you can use room darkening curtains or shades to make your bedroom nice and dark to help you sleep better. And make sure that you’re getting at least 8 full hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get a full 8 hours of sleep or more at night try to give yourself a power nap of 20-30 minutes during the day.
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