To successfully enjoy our lives, we need to cater to our daily needs and to do this we have to be productive in our chosen field in order to earn a living. Unfortunately, many people struggle with being productive and often blame it on the job or the company whereas half of the time, there are bad habits we engage in that are killing our productivity, yet we don’t recognize them at all. In order to improve your productivity, these are 5 bad habits you need to give up.
Negativity: Negative feelings evoke the unwillingness to perform certain tasks, and you end up doing them unsuccessfully. Find a way to get rid of negative emotions and negative people; gain positive energy by surrounding yourself with positive people. When you are happy, you can do everything with little effort.
Too Much Sleep: sleep is required for the body to rest but too much of it can make you unproductive. The recommended amount of sleep for an adult is 7 – 9 hours; sleeping for more than 9 hours makes your body and brain lazy when you wake up. One of the most unpleasant side effects of oversleeping is headaches; this is caused by the effect that oversleeping has on the neurotransmitters of the brain. Waking up with a headache reduces your productivity.
Procrastination: today is the tomorrow you spoke about yesterday. When you keep pushing tasks for today to tomorrow, you indirectly pile up work for yourself. When work becomes too much with little time to complete it; you end up making mistakes and errors because you are trying to rush. When you are in a hurry, you cannot be productive; learn to deal with procrastination.
Multitasking: many times we see this as a good thing but it can often lead to unproductivity. When you try to do everything yourself, you overwork the brain and stress the body. If you have too many tasks to do, focus on the few you can handle at a time and outsource the rest or leverage on technology to help with others; download apps to help reduce work stress.
Lack of exercise: People neglect physical activity because of their busy schedules. If you can exercise for 20 minutes per day before you go to work or when you get back, your body and mind will definitely benefit from it. If there is no place for jogging around your home, you can do simple indoor exercises. This will definitely make you feel better and healthier, which will contribute to being more productive during the whole day.
Have a productive week ahead.