Whether you're new to the workforce or a seasoned professional, everyone has some bad habits that get in the way of living up to your fullest potential. If you feel like you're not working productively and struggling with your motivation, you probably have a few routines that are dragging you down.
The key to eliminating your bad habits is not setting out to erase them, but to replace them. If you're guilty of checking your email too often to see what needs to be done next, replace that habit by creating to-do list at the beginning of your day. This way, you know you're working on the most essential things, but aren't getting distracted with incoming mail.
You can apply this technique on anything from skipping breakfast to paying for new business expenses
out of pocket. Most importantly, don't try to stop all your bad habits at once. You'll end up frustrated and demotivated because a total routine overhaul is difficult.
It's essential to address your bad habits at work because when you improve your work life, you're also improving your quality of life overall. When you reduce your stress, increase your productivity, and project a professional attitude, you'll come home happier and more successful. It's additionally important to assess your routines because you may be keeping habits that affect your business and your health.
We compiled a list of nine bad habits at work that make you unproductive, unhappy, and unprofessional. Check out the infographic below to see some tips on how to fix them: