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For some, March Madness means sports competition. For REALTORS®, March Madness is because the spring market is in full swing. Listings are coming on the market, buyers are coming out to buy them, the market is still changing, and it can get a little crazy sometimes. That’s why this is the time to take care of yourself, physically and mentally. Each week during the month of March, we will address one of the four ways to stay mentally and physically healthy. We will call it Stop the Madness.

Week one: SLOW DOWN.
I know that slowing down seems impossible when you are in the middle of all the madness. But we suggest that you begin to ease into new ways of staying grounded and calm. Why? Because you are the nucleus of the real estate transaction, one of the most stressful events in a consumer’s life. Someone has to stay calm through the process, and as the professional in charge – tag, you’re it! Find what works for you. A morning or evening walk or run each day, your favorite music, yoga, prayer, family time, a chapter from a good book – all are great ways to center each day and find your zen. There is a broad spectrum of apps designed to help people find calm amid life’s storms. Take some time this week to find your “thing” that will help you stay focused, alert, and at the top of your game this month – WITHOUT as much drama or stress. We’re here to help if you need anything!

Something to Think About
Studies show that those who practice grounding and centering handle stressful situations more effectively. Stress also weakens our immune system causing you to become tired and sick, and when that happens, no one wins. Put pressure on the shelf for this month and focus on health and wellness personally and professionally. Find that balance!

Weekly Challenge
Find the daily activity that fits your needs to keep relaxed and calm, regardless of your work challenges. It’s a lifestyle change to commit to, not just for your health – but for the health of your business.

Words of Wisdom
The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi

Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. – Christian Larson

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Stephen Covey

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. –  Eleanor Roosevelt

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. – Henry David Thoreau

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