Free Up Your Brain’s True Power

Have you ever had one of those days where you had all the tools and time to be productive, but your brain just wouldn’t cooperate? Unfortunately, we aren’t wired to just sit down at our desks and function at 100% capacity all the time. The things you do in your downtime can actually make a big difference in your mental capacity during the workday.

  • Recharge your brain with restful sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, your brain simply can’t function at its full capacity. Prioritizing sleep can make a huge difference in your performance at work. Determine how many hours your body needs (it’s a little different for everyone) and make sure you’re in bed by a reasonable time to get those hours under your belt every night.
  • Take breaks. Humans aren’t machines, and we can’t work nonstop for eight hours and maintain the same level of efficiency. Instead, taking short breaks will help prevent burnout and keep you focused. The Pomodoro Technique is a popular way to structure breaks for maximum productivity: Take a short breather every 25 minutes, and a longer break every four cycles.
  • Protect yourself from distractions. Can you close your office door when it’s time to focus down? Do you have noise canceling headphones to keep you in the zone? Do you know how to put your phone on “do not disturb” mode? Ignoring distractions requires mental energy, so protecting yourself from those distractions can prevent that drain.

Your brain is your most important tool for productivity — so make sure to treat it right!

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Jim Passi
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Andrea L. Testimonial

I want to thank you for making the process of establishing a loan so easy for us. As a real estate agent in Denver, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of lenders – I know the good ones from the bad ones. And YOU are definitely one of the “good ones”. For my own home purchase, you can imagine how selective I was in working with a lender on our mortgage. I am so glad that we worked with you and CityWide. It’s no secret that the process of procuring a mortgage is extremely stressful, but you made this process as smooth of a transaction that it could have been and given the fact that we lived in Denver, and Marcus was in the middle of a very hectic travel schedule, you met and EXCEEDED our expectations.

Your attention to detail, your personal attention to us and our needs, and your overall professionalism made the biggest difference and the best possible experience for our family. I will recommend you not only to my friends and family but to my clients who are looking for the highest level of service for their mortgage.

Thanks again Jim for everything you did for us. We are so happy to be back home in Naperville, and in our house, that very much feels like home.

Andrea L.