So many people are experiencing burnout these days it’s almost become the norm. Real Estate Investors are no strangers to high-stress situations. Their jobs include some high-risk investments that take up a lot of time. Some real estate investors flip houses, which is especially stressful because construction timelines are often extended due to unforeseen setbacks. Here are some ways to fight burnout as a real estate investor
Take Time For Yourself
Many different factors cause burnout, but one of the most notable is the lack of work-life balance. These days it is so easy to stay in constant contact with your work with the help of technology. To stop burnout before it happens, set some boundaries, and schedule some time away from your work. If you set aside a few days every so often where you completely unplug from work, it will help to reduce your stress and anxiety. Make this planned break worth it by planning to do something that you enjoy that is more than just sleeping and watching TV. Plan to do your favorite hobby or activity like going for a walk or taking an exercise class. This planned break will help you recharge and return to work less stressed.
Rediscover Your Passion
Sometimes we can easily forget why we began doing our jobs in the first place. Long stressful days can wear you down without even realizing it. Take a moment to look back at what sparked your interest in real estate investing in the first place. Was it a video that motivated you, or was it speaking with another investor or mentor? Looking at what helped you become interested in your career can help you to become motivated again.
Set New Boundaries
Many people don’t want to say “no” to new career opportunities, leading them to become overbooked and overwhelmed. Real estate investors can be prone to facing this dilemma. It can be challenging to turn down an opportunity you feel will be worth your while. However, learning your bandwidth and how to manage your time correctly will help you reduce the chance for burnout. Learn to say “no” when your plate is too full and set new guidelines or boundaries for when you book yourself for work vs. personal time.