Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we spoke with Latoya Mack, a Realtor with Sons & Daughters Realty, who shared her easiest ways to establish a sound work-life balance.
In today’s real estate market, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the increasing demands of the business, which, when unguarded, can be a threat to the balance between our personal and professional lives. Here are five tips on achieving a work-life balance for optimal performance in both areas, which is priceless and pertinent for a happy, productive and stress-limited life!
5. Set Priorities – Figure out what is important to you in relation to your career and personal life and align your goals and actions accordingly
4. Plan your day – Each day, schedule and block out time where you will meet clients and return phone calls and emails. Have a set beginning and cutoff time for your day.
3. Have “You” Time – Prior to starting your day, have time with family or time alone to mentally prepare for the day ahead. Getting in a morning walk or run is also a great idea to get you energized for a day that may be busy. Once the day ends, take time to do something you enjoy, whether it’s meeting up with friends, going to the spa or reading a good book
2. Set Boundaries – It’s ok to let the phone go to voicemail during non-work hours unless it’s an emergency. When spending time with family, having your “you” time or enjoying your time off, leave the laptop at home and turn off the work phone.
1. Reflect and Reassess – Mastering balance between work and personal is an ongoing adventure, which will change with the different phases of life. Take time to evaluate how well you are doing, determine where changes are needed and implement a revised plan to achieve just the right balance.
Latoya Mack is a Texas native and has called Houston her home for over 30 years. Mack attended the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. She currently works as a Realtor for Sons & Daughters Realty.