• February 6, 2018

Set Aside 20 Minutes a Day to Reset Yourself and Boost Sales Productivity

Set Aside 20 Minutes a Day to Reset Yourself and Boost Sales Productivity

There are so many things that must be done throughout any given sales day that it’s enough to make you go mad with frustration. As the clock ticks, the pressure mounts. It comes not only at the office, but it follows you home, and even on vacation. In sales, it feels like you never get a break.

Despite all your daily stress, we’re here to tell you that you can change all that negative energy into a more productive you by dedicating only 20 minutes a day to yourself. So if you can spare just 20 minutes for yourself each day and want to be a more productive salesperson as a result, read on.

The Importance of Being Earnest

You must realize that if you don’t look out for number one, how are you supposed to continue working as hard as you do? It is so important that you stay committed to taking your 20 minutes each day. Jot it down on your calendar. Put a reminder on your phone. Whatever it takes. Those 20 minutes will be more precious than ever, and that is your time. How you choose to reset yourself during this time is up to you, but there is a wide variety of ways to do so.

A Lot Can Happen in 20 Minutes

There are many ways to spend your 20 minutes decompressing from all the prior stress in your life, but we’ll review a handful of the best ways to reset yourself for better productivity.

(And after you reset yourself, the best way to be more productive in your sales life is to use Spiro’s AI-Powered CRM, which organizes your sales life, eliminates data entry, and helps you reach more prospects.)

When it comes to stress, a lot can change within 20 minutes. Let’s say you’re stressed out from another manic Monday and you need to take a breather. Use that time to isolate yourself and regenerate your mental energy, whether it’s quietly meditating or going for a short walk. Remember that physical activity will help release endorphins that will relax you.

Here are some other ways you can reduce your stress in 20 minutes:

1. Drawing or Coloring
Some people find solace in being creative. If you enjoy drawing or coloring, these have been proven stress relievers for busy adults. Being creative frees up your mind and can help you escape the daily sales grind if only for 20 minutes. You’ll be surprised at how energized you’ll be and able to get back to work at full-steam.

2. Change Your Temperature
You can get relief by applying an ice pack to your face and/or neck for two to three minutes. Have you ever tried to “get ahold of yourself” and splashed cold water on your face? The changing of your body temperature can do wonders to reset your mental state. Repeat as needed until you feel relaxed. However, this may not be an option when you are sitting at your desk calling prospects, but a good stress reliever at home.

3. Paced Breathing
For those who may only have the opportunity to alleviate stress in an stressful environment, paced breathing is a great technique. Take a seat and plant your feet firmly on the ground. Breathe in deeply from the pit of your stomach, hold that breath, and exhale at different intervals. You should feel rejuvenated in no time and ready to make that next call.

All Work and No Play Makes You Go…

Stress builds up fast, and if you don’t allow yourself to escape for 20 minutes of “you time”, you might just explode. Seriously, people are more prone to heart attacks, aneurysms, ulcers, and an array of other illnesses due to excess stress levels. You don’t need a retreat or even a weekend to manage your well-being, just 20 minutes a day is all it takes.

If you can’t take 20 full minutes at once, split this time up as you like; maybe you like four five-minute breaks or two ten-minute breaks (or ten two-minute breaks!), whatever you prefer, go with that. We all want to work hard and play hard, right? The only way to do that is if you have your physical and mental health, both of which are threatened by stress.

What Do You Think?

This is only a peek into some of the things you can do by taking 20 minutes a day to reset. Hopefully, this post will ignite you to take charge of your valuable time to relax and rejuvenate yourself, and be a more productive salesperson, spouse, parent, etc. How will it affect your productivity? What could you accomplish if you were refreshed and ready to go everyday? In the end, all we have is the time we spent and how we spent it, and our daily routines are an important part of that equation. They become like a ritual of sorts. We need them to maintain a level of order needed to be successful. When it comes to your daily routine, how will you spend your 20 minutes?