When your day is filled with competing priorities, staying focused can be a major challenge. For Portsmouth property investors, there will always be the seemingly never-ending 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. What is interesting is that productivity 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 aware of your motivations for needing to accomplish a task will result in you staying focused and motivated. It’s important to keep the bigger picture in sight, even while taking the many small steps required to get you there. Making 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 designates every action of a massive task and then catalogs those actions over a sensible timeframe.
- Plan Your Routine
Knowing when you do your best work is critical to cultivating the right mindset for productivity. For so many people, they have more energy and get more done in the morning, while others feel more awake later in the day. It is by way of understanding your natural energy rhythms that you are then able to create a routine that lets you do more intensive tasks at your peak and more receptive ones during other times.
- Eliminate Distraction
To truly finish something, sometimes you need to hang the proverbial Do Not Disturb sign on your life. If you must, make sure to schedule certain time slots throughout the day where you remove or ignore all interruptions. That includes turning your phone off, muting email, logging out of messenger apps, and whatever else you need to do to shun anything from destroying your concentration.
- Schedule Breaks
Once you are able to finish a long or intense task, it’s a good idea to give yourself a mental and physical break before heading to 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 attain something, you’ve been working toward, reward yourself! Rewarding yourself by doing things you enjoy, 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 suggestion 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 become your space to get things done.
- Practice Self Care
One common-sense truism that is frequently overlooked 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 keeping focused and productive all day.
For property investors, the to-do list never ends. But Real Property Management Hampton Roads 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 757-395-4274 for more information.
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