My office is mostly at home these days and here is how I start my day...
I wake up at 7:20 nearly everyday without an alarm. I don't know why 7:20, it's just the way my body works.
I stand up and stretch, make the bed, and sit down at my computer. Check my email and review new listings in Arlington, MA that I auto-send to myself through MLS.
Log into Active Rain, review new posts and make comments. Sometime the posts launch me into taking action on items.
Yesterday a post by Marie Story (http://activerain.com/blogsview/3237866/if-there-s-an-accident-breakage-or-theft-who-s-liable) inspired me to inform a buyer that if he chose to follow the inspector onto the roof, he did so at his own risk.
Today a post by Cheryl Ritchie (http://activerain.com/blogsview/3247125/new-to-blogging-where-are-you-from-) inspired me to change my post signature to include my location and other pertinent information so that my Active Rain colleagues can better remember my service area.
After my ActiveRain adventures, I eat a healthy breakfast (today was a banana and a bowl of Raisin Bran) and take a hot shower.
I usually plan my days the night before. I find it helps me sleep if I make a list of what I need to do the next day, that way I'm not worrying about it all night.
My list often includes: follow-up calls and emails, showings to schedule, mailings to get out, online marketing to do, broker's open houses to attend, blogs to write, posts to make....
Some days I'm better at sticking to my list than others, but I get better and better each day about establishing a routine. The more of a routine I have to my days/weeks, the more efficient I become and the tasks don't seem so daunting.
How do you start your day?