1. Reduce stress with exercise
Exercising doesn’t always mean pull-ups, deadlifting 100 pounds, or sprinting on the treadmill. Suppose that’s what you like, great. If not, simply taking a brisk 20-minute walk will get your muscles moving and your heart pumping.
Choose the exercise you most prefer, and soon you’ll start feeling a bit better, thanks to the endorphins released during a working session.
You may have heard of the long-time practice of Yoga; it’s been around for centuries and for many reasons. Yoga combines mindfulness, flexibility, and attentive breathing all into one exercise. Plus, it’s fantastic at reducing stress. Ever tried a downward dog pose or my favorite pose, pigeon? If you are new to yoga, check out Yoga with Adriene. She has a ton of free workouts on Youtube.
2. Meditation for stress relief
For centuries people have practiced meditation around the world to become more mindful of themselves. Deep breathing, a significant component of meditation, activates the relaxation part of your nervous system. As this puts your mind and body into a peaceful state, it is also reducing your stress.
Mediation can be done by anyone and in little as 10 minutes a day. I won’t lie; it’s not easy when you first try it out, especially if you have 1,000 thoughts flying around your mind. But with any new skill, you have to practice. With routine practice comes the fantastic benefits of meditation.
3. Stress management with family and friends
When things get tough at work, our loved ones can be our most incredible support system. You have a group of people surrounding you who genuinely want to help you and be a shoulder for you.
Your friends and family will help reduce the anxiety and stress you are feeling at the moment. So, give your favorite family member a call or text a friend and vent to your heart’s desire. That’s why they are there.
4. Stress relief activities
Sometimes we feel that we’re too busy or too many things to do that prevent us from enjoying a Netflix show or trying out a new hobby. This constant narrative will only lead to burnout and a pile of stress. What good does that do for you, your family, or your clients?
Doing leisurely activities you enjoy is not a crime. It’s a way to relax your mind and get you thinking about something else other than work. When you engage in these activities, you’ll be a happier person, which means reduced stress levels.
A few of my favorite non-work activities include fluid painting, kayaking when the weather is warm, going out to dinner, watching a new series, playing fetch with my dog, or taking a long hot bath with my favorite bath bomb from Lush.
What stress relief activities will you make time for?
5. Creating a Stress-Reducing Playlist
Music is a powerful tool. It evokes certain emotions and can be a therapeutic source for so many. Music also has the power to relieve anxiety and stress. There’s something about a calming playlist or a compilation of our favorite songs that put us in a more positive state of mind. Yes - reducing your stress levels can be as simple as sitting back and relaxing with your favorite tunes.
Here are a couple of my favorite softer Spotify playlists, LoFi Hip-Hop, LoFi Beats, Coffee Shop Radio
Sometimes though, my favorite stress-relieving music is when I sing and dance to, like with my Lizzo playlist or Kenny Chesney playlist.
The real estate industry is a rewarding field, but it comes with its stressors like any career. The real estate industry can be overwhelming at times, and sometimes you can’t avoid it. However, with a tailored stress-reducing routine, you can proactively tackle any challenge that comes your way and live a healthier and happier life. So, pull out that yoga mat or call up your best friend – your body and mind will thank you.