With any new year comes a slew of new years’ resolutions. For business owners, this oftentimes includes a long list of goals and things you’re going to change to take your business to the next level.
So, why does it seem so hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays?
You want to do great things in 2013, but with a few extra pounds of holiday treats and enjoying time off with family and friends, all these new years’ resolutions can seem a bit daunting and you may feel as if you’re starting 2013 with not wanting to do much of anything.
If you feel like procrastinating and need a little boost to help you get things done, why not try these simple, yet effective tools to help jumpstart you and your team for the new year!
1. Get sun- This may seem silly, but your body actually responds well to getting exposure to natural light throughout the day. If you’re cooped up in an office all day, your circadian rhythms (which help your body respond appropriately to light levels between day and night), will get out of balance and make you feel groggy. Get outside in the morning or stand near a window for at least ten minutes to give your body the energy boost needed to start the day! Then, continue to sneak in some rays throughout the day to keep your productivity going.
2. Do something mindless- While this may seem counter-productive, taking a mental break or two throughout the day will allow your mind recharge. Oftentimes, stepping away from a task and doing something like taking your dog for a walk or making a healthy lunch, can allow for creativity to flow. When you sit back down to work, you’ll feel rejuvenated!
3. Exercise- Many people find it hard to find time to fit exercise into their day. Yet, taking a half hour every day to run or ride a bike will train your mind to be more disciplined. You’ll also feel better and that you have more energy throughout the day, creating a better recipe for productivity.
4. Break it down- If you’re facing a big project that seems overwhelming, break it down into small sections. It’s easy to shut down when you feel something is too big to take on and you’ll end up wasting time trying to avoid it. By working on only a section at a time, you’ll feel more focused and as if you’re accomplishing more.
I hope these tips help you to take on those new years’ resolutions and goals for your real estate business! I personally love how practical these are and how easy they can be to fit into your day.
You can also find a friend or co-worker to team up with to practice these tips and keep each other accountable! You’ll find it easier to meet your goals when you have others on the journey with you throughout the year!
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we are always here to help as well, so let us know your goals and we will work hard to make you successful in 2013!
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