Staying focused is difficult - but we hope we can make it a little easier.
Working on one project for too long can be stressful, not to say straining. Staying focused is an important part of work in real estate, especially because you may be juggling multiple clients and working on multiple tasks, all at once. It may be difficult to stay focused on the task at hand when multiple other responsibilities are looming in the distance. We have found some foolproof ways to improve focus within the realty world:
1. Take a break.
When your mind is working on overload, you aren’t yielding perfect results. Working on a project while your mind is going a mile a minute doesn’t help and it makes the process slower. If you find yourself unable to focus after a while, it may help to take a break, refresh your mind, and come back with a clearer perspective.
2. Allow your mind to wander.
Yes, this actually works. While it may seem like a counterproductive approach, zoning out on a task can actually help in completing it. Sitting back and daydreaming about something else can help in relaxing your mind so you can work diligently afterwards. It also helps in brainstorming alternative approaches to the current task or creating new ways to finish it that you may not have thought about before.
3. Increase difficulty.
This seems unnatural at first but increasing the difficulty of the situation actually allows for quicker problem-solving responses and therefore creates an environment for the work to get done faster. Have you ever tried doing work in a noisy coffee shop seemingly to no avail only to realize that you actually cut your work time in half? Increasing the difficulty of the situation lets your reflexes work quicker and significantly reduces the amount of time it would usually take you to do it.