When your day is filled with competing priorities, staying focused can be a major challenge. For Eagle Rock property investors, expect long lists of things that need doing, as well as things that you should be doing, to keep your rental property investments protected and growing in value. With so many potential distractions, your daily productivity can suffer. It is worth remarking that what is enthralling regarding productivity is that it is not a question of how long or how hard you are working, but how much you are able to accomplish in the time that you have. Luckily, there are eight basic habits that can help you get (and stay) in the right mindset for more focused, productive workdays.
- Create Daily Goals
Being able to recognize the logic regarding why you want to complete a task can do a lot to keep you sharp and inspired. It’s important to keep the bigger picture in sight, even while taking the many small steps required to get you there. Generating a list of daily priorities can help you make sure the important things are being done while checking them off can help you feel and be more productive.
- Divide and Conquer
Property investing involves many big tasks that are easily broken down into smaller ones. To avoid feeling overwhelmed or stressed, try creating a daily, weekly, or even monthly action plan that outlines every step of vital work and then maps those steps over an achievable timeframe.
- Plan Your Routine
Knowing when you do your best work is critical to cultivating the right mindset for productivity. There are a high number of people who have more energy and get more done in the morning, while others feel more awake later in the day. Through understanding your natural energy rhythms, you can create a routine that lets you fulfill more intensely focused assignments at your peak and more amenable ones at other times.
- Eliminate Distraction
To triumphantly perform assignments, sometimes you need to hang the proverbial Do Not Disturb sign on your life. If possible, try to schedule certain time slots throughout the day where you remove or ignore all interruptions. That means turning your phone off, muting email, logging out of messenger apps, and whatever else you need to do to avoid anything from stopping your focus.
- Schedule Breaks
The minute you complete long or intense tasks, it’s a good idea to give yourself a mental and physical break preceding the next one. If your task was done sitting at a computer or conference table, walk around a bit. If your task was an active one, sit and rest for a few minutes.
- Celebrate Success
When you reach a goal or succeed at something that you’ve been striving so hard to do, reward yourself! Pat yourself on the back and relax by doing things you want, such as reading a favorite blog, playing a game or sport, or spending time with friends and loved ones can help keep you motivated and ready to conquer the next challenge that comes your way.
- Get Organized
Your workspace is an important part of your productivity. A good plan is to organize it in such a way that you want to be there. A comfortable chair, a clean desk, and some background study music or noise-canceling headphones can help you create a productivity zone that will eventually be your area to get things done.
- Practice Self Care
One common-sense truism that is regularly dismissed is that you won’t be able to accomplish much if you are not taking care of your own personal wellness first. A healthy diet and adequate amounts of sleep are essential to staying focused and productive all day.
For property investors, the to-do list never ends. But Real Property Management Vision can help make that list smaller by taking property management tasks off your plate. Without the need to attend to the minutia of managing your properties, you can focus on the more important – and potentially profitable – aspects of real estate investing. Would you like to know more? Contact us or call us at 818-233-8789 for more information.
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