By ROBYN GLEESON
Working in the real estate industry brings with it much excitement and exhilaration. But there’s also a dark side, where the stresses, challenges and breakneck pace of the job have the potential to lead to burnout.
Burnout is more than a bad day or a tough week – after all, every job has those. Rather, burnout tends to be when you just don’t have any good days and it goes on for a long period of time. You feel depleted. It happens when the demands being put upon you exceed the resources you have. Your tank is empty!
Each one of us is different when it comes to how far we can push ourselves before we crash and burn. There are some people who are seemingly unstoppable; they dig deep and go the extra mile and then some more when the heat is on. But it’s often when the pressure subsides that they fall ill because they’re completely depleted.
We’ve all been in that situation where we tell ourselves: “I feel fine. I don’t have time to be sick.” But, remember, if you don’t make time to look after yourself now, you’ll inevitably need to make time for illness down the track.