Balance for success

As 2024 gets underway, it’s a great idea to set the foundation for a balanced and successful year ahead.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of career aspirations, it's crucial not to overlook the equally important aspects of mental and physical health. Implementing practices early in the year, will help you cultivate habits that will sustain you throughout the months ahead.

Here are six ways to prioritise your wellbeing and career success from the outset:

Establish a morning routine

Begin each day with intention by setting up a morning routine that nourishes both your mind and body. Incorporate practices such as meditation, journaling, or exercise to centre yourself and set a positive tone for the day ahead. Starting your morning on a peaceful note can help reduce stress and increase productivity throughout the day.

Prioritise self-care

Make self-care a critical part of your routine. This includes prioritising adequate sleep, nourishing your body with nutritious foods, and engaging in regular exercise. Set aside time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether it's reading a book, spending time with loved ones, or pursuing a hobby. Remember that taking care of yourself is essential for maintaining optimal mental and physical health.

Check out some of the ways our Kolmeo team find joy and relaxation here.

Set realistic goals

Take time to set clear and achievable goals for both your personal and professional life. Break down larger goals into smaller, manageable tasks, and create a timeline for completion. Setting realistic goals helps you stay focused and motivated, leading to a greater sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as you progress.

Looking for inspiration?

These are some of the shining lights in real estate that help inspire us and our work in property management. Check out their websites or follow them on social media.

Hannah Gill from the Property Collective

That Property Mum Kylie Walker

Sarah Cincotta

Invest in continuous learning

Commit to ongoing professional development by setting goals to expand your knowledge and skills. This could involve enrolling in relevant courses or workshops, attending industry conferences, or seeking out opportunities for mentorship and networking.

By continuously learning and growing, you can stay ahead of industry trends, enhance your expertise, and position yourself for advancement in your career. State and Territory Real Estate Institutes offer training and events and are well worth checking out. Some of our favourites also include events hosted by Elite Agent and property management training through Mitchell PT.

Practice mindfulness

Incorporate mindfulness into your daily life by paying attention to the present moment with acceptance and without judgment. Whether it's during a work task, a meal, or a walk outdoors, take moments to pause and fully immerse yourself in the experience. Mindfulness can enhance your overall wellbeing, reduce anxiety, and improve focus and decision-making skills.

There’re heaps of resources available online. Here’s a couple of our favourites to get you started.

Spotify: Mindful in Minutes Meditation

Spotify: Simple Steps to Practicing Mindfulness at Work

Seek support

Don't hesitate to reach out for support when needed, whether it's from friends, family, or professional resources. Surround yourself with a supportive network of individuals who uplift and encourage you. Additionally, consider seeking guidance from a mentor or coach who can provide valuable insights and help you navigate challenges in your career and personal growth journey.

By implementing these practices at the start of the year, you can lay a strong foundation for prioritising your mental and physical health alongside your career aspirations. Remember that finding balance is an ongoing journey, and it's okay to adjust your strategies along the way.

With dedication and mindfulness, you can cultivate habits that contribute to your overall wellbeing and success in the year ahead.