When is the last time you took a break during the day? If you’re like the typical real estate professional, you probably can’t remember. It’s easy to become so wrapped up in getting everything done that we don’t take the time to take a break. Although time flies when we’re busy and we may forget to take one, more commonly we convince ourselves that we’re much too busy to break away from the task at hand. Unfortunately, not taking a break may have a negative impact on your business and productivity. Here are three reasons to take a break:
1. To refocus your energy. If you’re feeling burned out or just scattered, taking a break can help you refresh your energy and regain your focus. Stepping away from an activity will give you a fresh perspective on it and will allow you to return to it with renewed vigor.
2. To give your brain a rest. The brain is an incredible organ that does amazing things; however, even it needs a break from intense focus in order function well. Breakthroughs and ideas occur when the mind is relaxed. When you work, work, work with no break, your brain doesn’t have the time to relax. A break gives your brain time to relax so that it can perform at its best.
3. To boost your productivity. Many real estate professionals feel that the secret to success is to work 24/7. Forget family and personal obligations—it’s all work all the time. In reality, success lies in productivity, and productivity is all about making the best use of time.
It’s not necessary to work all of the time to be a successful agent. However, it is essential to plan your day. A plan helps to ensure that you complete the important tasks and still have time to meet your personal commitments, whether it’s taking off in the afternoon to watch your child’s soccer game or hitting the gym. Schedule daily breaks into your schedule to keep your productivity high. Referral Maker® real estate CRM can help you create and maintain a schedule, track your progress and optimize your communication with your clients. Visit Referral Maker for more information and to start your 30-day free trial.