I took a couple of weeks off from doing things on the computer and literally went on a vacation from technology. This mean getting away from instant messaging, very little tv, replying to only the most urgent emails, and unfortunately not logging and blogging in ActiveRain.
Why I do all this?
I believe that once in a while we need to "reboot" ourselves and relearn what is important and put aside less important knowledge. For example, I don't think I needed much Physics knowledge to do real estate. Old programming knowledge like Fortran and C, I don't need to use them much. While I spend my time building a stronger foundation of the skills I want and relearning some new skills such as speed reading, speed learning, and better memorization.
I read a great book by Gary Keller (one of the co-founder of Keller Williams), where he mentioned that we like to look for complicated solutions for our problems. Instead we should look for simple solutions. Once I understand this, I felt that a big weight have been lifted from me and that I am back, faster and stronger than before. This is a step that Stephen Covey mentioned as the 7th Habit, "Shapening the Saw". Take some time off and learn something new that can help increase your productivity.
So far it has help me be more productive by getting at least a new listing each week and more leads and appointments.