It’s a new year and we are still in an era of much uncertainty. With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives and a shaky political environment, it’s as important a time as ever to re-group, and consider the best ways to move forward in 2021 productively and joyfully so that we can live prosperously. Roman poet Virgil said, “The greatest wealth is health,” and we all know that caring for our health takes time. As an adjuster with a busy schedule, it’s no surprise that time can feel like a hot commodity, especially when you’re bombarded with claims. At AdjusterZone, your time and healthcare is our priority.
Here are some ways to find both in the new year:
Audit Your Time –
Until that future billionaire figures out how to make more than 24 hours in a day, we are all tied to the 24-hour clock. So before diving into your planner, spend some time figuring out where your time goes. In a weekly audit, you may be surprised how much time is spent on social media, checking email inefficiently and being distracted by notifications.
Once you know where your time is spent, you’ll know how to spend it. As an insurance adjuster, it’s important to identify the top three or four non-negotiable tasks and get comfortable letting the non-essentials go. Try putting a time-limit on tasks, and planning out your week on Sunday, so you’re easy sailing by Monday morning.
Just Say No To Multitasking –
The science is out. Multitasking is for the birds. We know, it’s a bummer. Focus on one thing at a time, starting with the most demanding task first thing in the morning and then revel in getting to check it off your list.
Utilize the right tools –
For optimal productivity, the best adjusters know how and when to lean into help so they can close more claims. Here are a few services designed to help adjusters:
- Ridge Top Aerial Technologies – uses satellite and aerial imagery to provide precise roof diagrams for insurance adjusters and roofing contractors, and AdjusterZone Gold Members get $5 off every roof diagram at Ridge Top. Learn more here.
- Estimate Writers is a property damage estimating service specializing in writing claims using Xactimate software. Learn more about it here.
- Invest in a claims management software program. Check out this website for more details on choosing the best claims management software for you.
With smart time management, taking time to take care of your health will be easier than ever in 2021.
Here are the best things you can do to take care of your health this year:
Exercise Often –
Moving your body for 30 minutes, three or more days a week, is the best way to ensure better focus, problem-solving and longevity.
Sleep Well –
Your brain needs eight hours a night to function optimally. Scientists have found that tired people procrastinate more easily.
Make Downtime a Non-negotiable.
Spending some time outside of your “work brain” will help gain a fresh perspective for problem-solving.
Take advantage of AdjusterCare’s affordable healthcare solutions for independent adjusters and their families.
From all of us at AdjusterZone, we wish you a healthy and successful year ahead.