Do you ever feel like your productivity is at an all-time near zero? Is it becoming exceedingly challenging for you to complete work on time and productively? Without even realizing it, you could be undermining your productivity. If you avoid these 10 negative obsessions, you will see an important improvement in your productivity.
Your power to be extremely focused and productive are two important factors for achieving better outcomes and moving forward in your life more quickly. However, other harmful little productivity killers destroy your performance silently.
Here are 10 unproductive habits:
1. Checking Your Smartphones First Thing in the Morning –
Checking our smartphones first thing in the morning is one of the worst addictions many of us have. The difficulty is that when we do so, we go into reactive mode pretty quickly. The new updates, emails, and SMS that we have received immediately capture our thoughts, ideas, and focus, forcing us to think about them rather than our goals.
2. Failing to plan out the day-
I have noticed that the days when I did not plan or did not schedule effectively enough are the days when I am the least productive.
You will just roam around if you do not plan your days and weeks. You will have a sense of work ethic because you know what to do. You must spare your time for the most important tasks; otherwise, it will be consumed by distractions or the agendas of others.
3. No Discipline –
Self-discipline is one of the most key factors for success, although it is often missing.
People prefer to be relaxed in their leisure rather than engage in tasks that require effort. Laziness is tempting because it is comfortable and effortless, but self-discipline takes commitment.
4. You Blame –
Ever hear of the saying, “a poor workman blames his tools”? When things are not going as smoothly as they should, take a step back and consider whether you are doing everything you can to improve as a worker through practice, rehearsal, and other methods…or whether you are simply blaming your equipment.
5. Consistently sleeping in-
It is far more difficult to encourage yourself to work hard when you sleep in. When you start your day with a sleepy mood, you are more likely to keep that attitude throughout the day, which leads to procrastination and time waste.
6. Wasting time on Social Media–
We are becoming less focused and productive as a result of our use of social media. Some of us waste a large chunk of our days on social media.
If you are not focused enough, you can easily become diverted from the work you need to complete the most.
There is lots of evidence that multitasking is harmful to the body and efficiency. It is not a good idea to do that! Instead, find a spot where your concentration is completely focused on a single work, and you spring up with a genuine sense of achievement.
The number one enemy of success is procrastination. Many ambitious people’s ambitions and desires have already been ruined.
Procrastination is the result of practically all of the behaviors listed above. As a result, when you set out to eliminate these behaviors from your life, you will find it much simpler to stop procrastinating and start smashing them.
9. You are obsessed with results –
You hate learning and working, doing new things, or considering other people’s perspectives. You are solely interested in the outcome.
10. Keeping task in mind-
Keeping track of all of your daily duties and to-dos in your head is a bad habit that will kill your productivity and focus. Instead, devote one minute to externalizing your to-do list.
Your brain was not designed to be a storehouse for thoughts or tasks. Rather, it is made to help you focus, solve problems, think critically, and come up with fresh ideas.
Put your to-do’s onto paper.
If you do not have focus and are not productive at work, all you wish to do in life and become will never come true.
To be successful, you must overcome the habit that ruins your focus and productivity at some point. So, why not right now?