September 28, 2020

Coping and Conquering the Mental Health Pandemic: Care Tips for Real Estate Investors

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that man, by nature, is a social animal. Humans are inseparable to society where they live. The basic necessities of a person include not only his physiological needs but also the sense of belongingness, interaction and social relationships. 

As humans are social beings, the isolation caused by the measures adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic has created an impact to mental health. A study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that U.S adults struggling from mental health-related issues increased from 32 percent to 53 percent in July. This finding is consistent with the report  by the  American Medical Association journal-JAMA Network Open, which concluded that depression symptoms were three-fold higher prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic than before. 

At Real Estate IQ, we want to empower your journey to freedom, success and happiness. We  believe that having a positive outlook in life is a good starting point to rise above the challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic. Here are our care tips for your well-being: 

For your mental health

Have a separation of work and home life

You must always give attention to your family and have a quality time with them, despite having a busy schedule. When you overworked yourself, your mood will shift negatively and the quality of your output may just suffer. You should not forget to enjoy a cup of coffee and have memorable times with your family, relatives and friends. These simple ways to have a separation from your work routine can truly help your mental well-being. 

Reward yourself for a hard day’s work

You must not forget yourself after a busy and tiring day. After accomplishing your tasks such as getting more leads, winning a bid, or closing a successful deal, it is healthy to give yourself a simple treat. In rewarding your hard work, little rewards do matter such as enjoying a Netflix movie, relaxing or getting a quality rest. 

For your physical health

Eat a healthy diet

Achieving wealth starts from having good health. When you fail to take care of yourself, you will eventually get sick and your productivity will deteriorate. You must maintain a balanced diet and a healthy diet. Some basic tips to practice a healthy diet is by replenishing yourself with nutritious foods, avoiding excessive sugar intake and drinking plenty of water. 

Get physically active

The policies imposed by the government on restriction of movement must not limit you to be physically active. There are basic physical exercises that you can start doing even when you are just at home. You may also consider getting some Vitamin D by jogging or cycling during a sunny morning. These simple physical activities can improve your cardiovascular strength and physical fitness. 

Get a restful sleep

Your long and productive day deserves to be concluded with a good rest. You must reward yourself with 8 hours of sleep in your comfortable bed, listen to relaxing music, or watch your favorite move until you fall asleep.  A quality sleep does not only strengthen your immune system, but it also reduces stress. Indeed, a restful sleep improves both your physical and mental health.

For your psychological health

Meditation and relaxation techniques

You may practice wellness and fitness exercises such as Yoga to meditate and calm yourself. In these times of fears and uncertainties, having an inner peace is important to face life’s obstacles. These meditation techniques also improve your circulatory health and increase your flexibility.

Keep a list of your daily accomplishments

The government’s directive to stay at home and the imposition of strict regulations in mobility may make you feel unproductive. You may list your goals and accomplishments to track and to observe your work performance each day. Your accomplishments can also motivate you to strive to do better and to improve your work performance. 

Be kind to yourself

During these challenging times, you must not be hard on yourself. If you feel worries, fears and anxieties,  you must accept your feelings as valid. Instead of overthinking and getting disappointed in yourself, you must practice self-care, have a positive mindset and choose to move forward. 

You may also watch our care tips here.

Your holistic well- being is definitely connected to your success in real estate investing. In these times where you may be worrying and thinking about a lot of business matters, you must not forget to take care of yourself and your holistic well-being. 

Let us rise up together and conquer this mental health pandemic.


Steve Liang is the Co-founder and CEO of Real Estate IQ. He is a  national speaker and a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of North Lake College. Some of his achievements include being the REIQ’s Market Leader in Real Estate Intelligence Augmentation; co-founder of Real Estate Deal Finders Meetup, which hosts over 20 monthly real estate networking and deal-finding training in Texas; and a goal-setter and motivational speaker that helps entrepreneurs to unleash their potential and achieve their goals. Steve has spent most of his career practicing leadership, management, marketing, strategy, and execution


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