Productivity is crucial whether it is for your personal life or real estate career, so if there are ways to sharpen your focus and boost productivity, go ahead and use them to your advantage. We all want to be as successful as we can in every area of our lives, so take some time to sharpen your focus, set your priorities, and boost your daily productivity with the following tips.
- Make a “Not-To-Do” List
What are you doing that steals your time and energy that you don’t really need to be doing? Often, we waste precious time doing things that do not add to our daily productivity, which can be reversed with a “not-to-do” list. Sit down and make a list of the things you commit to stopping momentarily or forever. Perhaps you text people during your investing day, and it steals your work time. Or maybe you spend four hours each evening watching television or are on the internet not really doing anything. How about daydreaming? Procrastinating? Getting off track? Make that list and put it somewhere that you see daily to serve as a reminder to stop doing time-wasting activities. You’d be surprised at how much time you can find when you stop doing things you don’t really have to do.
- Adopt a relaxation technique
Ever wanted to try yoga? Meditation? Expert’s state that those who regularly engage in some sort of stress relieving exercise tend to be more focused and productive. It is not only good for your body, but when you engage in such techniques, your mind tends to relax and the incessant thoughts that sometimes drive you crazy decrease. Clarity of mind is essential when it comes to daily focus and productivity, so give meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga a try and whatever resonates with you, practice regularly.
- Limit social networking sites
Let’s face it: Facebook and Instagram can be a time killers. You might not realize how much time you are spending socializing on Facebook or other social media sites when you are supposed to be focused. Do your best to limit socializing until you are done with your tasks
- Create a dream board
You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction enthusiasts talking about manifesting their dreams, and they are certainly onto something. One unexpected way you can sharpen your focus on your goals is to create a dream board full of your desires and goals. To do this, simply get a poster board and cut out pictures of the things you want. Do you want to land more real estate deals? Paste some photos of the types of homes you want. Want to learn a new language? Want to travel more? Create a dream board and look at it daily to sharpen your focus.
- Use a timer
Have you ever started a task that you thought you could finish in 30 minutes but one hour later you are still working on it? This could be due to your getting off track with unnecessary tasks. You lost focus. By using a timer, you are more apt to stay on task. If you feel that 15 minutes per day is enough time to address particular aspects of your real estate business, set your timer and be done in 15 minutes. The key is to make good use of your time and eliminate time wasters.
There are plenty of ways you can sharpen your focus and boost your productivity. Those that are highly productive have learned some valuable keys and utilize them daily. Be consistent and do what works for you each day.