Operating any type of business requires a great deal of mental focus – and a franchise is no different. Franchisees must undertake a number of duties to keep their businesses running smoothly. These include responding to requests from customers, keeping track of inventory, and overseeing staff. They need to have strong mental focus in order to do their jobs well.
Distractions, however, can be found everywhere and keeping one’s mental focus is not always as easy as we would like it to be.
So how can franchisees keep their minds focused to get through the workday? Here are a few tips:
- Move creative tasks to the top of the to-do list
As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to go straight to the more mindless tasks such as answering emails, ordering supplies, etc. But don’t. The more time you spend on these early on in the day, the less energy you’ll have left over to do the more creative parts of your job. Whenever possible, tackle the more creative jobs first.
Once these are done, you can easily coast through the tasks that don’t require as much concentration.
- Spend your time wisely
Are there times during the day when you work more effectively than others? Chances are that there are – and only you can determine when your best time for a certain task is. As an entrepreneur, you are not restricted to the 9-5 anymore, so determine when your best working times are and allocate your time accordingly.
- Avoid multi-tasking
Did you know that science is now telling us that multi-tasking actually makes our brains dumber? By trying to focus on too many things, we increase our rate of error.
Instead, once you begin a task, try to see it through to its completion.
- Take your breaks
As a franchisee, it can be so easy to skip your breaks and work through lunch. Don’t do it! You need to have your breaks just as much as your employees need to have theirs. It may seem counterintuitive to do less work, but something as simple as going for a 20 minute walk can refresh your focus and allow you to do better quality work.
Ensuring that you take adequate breaks will also help you to avoid getting burned out.
- Take care of yourself
Your mental focus can also be greatly affected by your physical health, so it’s important not only that you are taking care of your franchise but that you are taking care of yourself as well. Sticking to a healthy diet and getting enough sleep and exercise can go a long way in preventing a foggy brain while you are on the job. It will also help you to have more energy to do all the things you need to do to keep your franchise running smoothly.
While there is a lot that needs to be done when you are running a franchise, the things that you can do to help you keep your mental focus are quite simple. Follow these tips and see how much your concentration improves.
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