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Updated by Ashpreet Kaur on Nov 01, 2018
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Break-up With These 6 Bad Habits for Being More Productive

When we think of bad habits, we usually think of Biting fingernails. Speaking with your mouth full. Picking your nose. Smoking. Too much fast food. But what about those habits that are ruining your performance at work?

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Multitasking is overrated

Multitasking is overrated

A research found that multitasking is less productive than performing a single task at a time. In the process of multitasking you are usually flooded with various information which would stop you from paying attention to one task. It also drains your brain’s energy which lacks the capacity to perform more than one task simultaneously with good results.

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Taking an easy stuff first

Taking an easy stuff first

With the fear of handling the challenging task, you push it further away from your to-do-list. Before handling the tough stuff, you would prefer to finish off the easy tasks first. But the opposite is true for your productivity. Confronting the difficult tasks first is actually better for your overall productivity and your other tasks won’t seem bad.

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Gossiping

Gossiping

Gossipers talk about the failures of others and enjoy discussing on people’s misfortunes. Some gossips may not harm anyone in anyway but still, they are “gossips”. It is fun to point at someone’s flaws, but it makes you gross and hurt the feelings of others. Eventually, gossips lead to mess and stress in the end. Do not waste time in talking about the misfortune of others, instead learn from those people and never repeat their mistakes in your life.

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Skipping breakfast

Skipping breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as told by Lisa De Fazio, a healthy lifestyle expert, and dietician. If your body is stuffed well with healthy food, your mind will function well as it will get the fuel it needs. Your body metabolism depends on it and it recharges blood-sugar level so that you can focus more on work and be more productive.

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No work routine

No work routine

You are probably setting up a disaster for yourself, if you are just working whenever you feel like. In such cases, most of the time when you don’t feel like working, you would lag behind with the tasks, thus degrading your productivity. Having a fix work routine will put in a sense of familiarity as you finish your task and you already know what is next.

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Morning rush

Morning rush

How often do you have those mornings when you are rushing it to the office, barely having time to do breakfast. This morning rush can bring a negative impact on your overall productivity. Try waking up a little early so that you get enough time to start a quick meditation session, get ready and have a proper breakfast.