1. Checking Your Email Constantly
Over-checking email is a constant battle most of us struggle with. Constantly checking our inbox wastes mental focus and precious time.
Ready to kick this bad habit to the curb? Set designated times to check your email. Perhaps when you first get into the office, at lunch time, and at the end of the day.
2. Having Just Coffee For Breakfast
I love coffee just as much as the next person. Most of us use caffeine to ditch our zombie-like state in the early mornings, but coffee isn’t breakfast. Your body and brain need that morning fuel for the long day ahead!
3. Not Getting Your Full 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep
We all know how important sleep is and how it directly reflects our productivity, yet most Americans sleep under the suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Make sure you’re catching your Z’s!
4. Not Taking Breaks
Do you think you’re more productive if you keep hammering away? That’s false. Studies actually show that people need breaks to keep up their all-time high productivity! Breaks give your brain a break and also gives you a chance to re-energize your creativity. So ready, set, pause! Give yourself a break.
5. That Tempting Thing Called Multi-Tasking
We all think we’re spectacular at multi-tasking, but jokes on us, because we’re not. Sure, your brain might be able to switch quickly from one task to another, but that doesn’t mean you don’t lose focus or slow down productivity. Focus on one task at a time and see the difference for yourself!
What other bad habits do you find yourself battling with? Share your challenges with me by leaving a comment below!