Are you having difficult to focus on task at hand? Do you feel demotivated in every step you take? Demotivation can lead to burnout which it isn’t good for the business.
Life itself is full of challenges and distractions but you should find ways to amplify your energy and motivation. The best way to improve daily productivity is to steer away from habits that can diminish your energy.
Here are 10 awful habits you should remove in your life to guide for a more productive lifestyle:
- Concerned about something out of your control
Sometimes, things just happen inexplicably in many ways. You will encounter hard times and tough situations as you live your life. Worrying about something that you can’t control is simply stopping you from working on something you love.
The best way to get rid of it is accept whatever comes through and it will free up a significant amount of your energy and mental space.
- Search for perfection
It’s time to accept not everything in the world is perfect. However, there are certain times where perfection matters, but it doesn’t apply to everything. Let go of your perfectionism because it can drain you a lot, like a used battery. After all, all the things in the world have their own imperfections.
Instead, focus on the battles that can help to free up your energy and enhance your motivation for the upcoming challenges.
- Listen to others too much
If you let yourself listen to people talking or complaining about something, it will take energy away from you. It’s exhausting to listen to negative people yapping about someone or something. The worst thing that can happen is it can change your perception towards others.
Remove all the unnecessary bad influences from negative people. Avoid caring too much for others and start focusing on what matters the most to you.
- Helping people who don’t want to be helped
Your loved ones might go through a tough time and you want to give the best support for them. However, the change has to come within themselves. Giving support to those who don’t want to be changed is bad mark for your dedication.
Sometimes, people refuse to be helped. Remember, deciding who’s who to help is on your own and if they aren’t getting any better, you will feel only frustration and exhaustion after that. Just give them time to find themselves in the right moment. In the meantime, it will be wise to move away to save your energy.
- Giving too much attention towards subtle actions and words of others
In some cases, words and actions of others are valuable for us to learn and acknowledge. In certain cases, thinking too hard on a simple WhatsApp message from your friend or a small talk with a client for many interpretations could be stressful for you. They may be in a rush or in a bad timing.
If you’re easily worried because of the smallest details, chances are it will make you tired. Just brush it off and do not let it get to you. If you’re feeling unsure, just ask.
- Mingle with people who drag you down
You are the company you keep. It’s better to surround yourself with people who motivate and accept who you really are. You have the best support and guidance with people you love.
Steer away from toxic people or people who make you feel underappreciated which can bring you down.
- Carry out work you dislike
Sometimes, you have to attend to the work that you dislike. However, doing the work you do not enjoy can take a toll on you. For example, if you hate your full-time job which you work for 40 hours a week, it sucks out all the energy out of you and in return, you’re not doing anything productive.
Instead, find work that you love the most and you don’t mind doing it for the rest of your life.
- Skipping exercise routine
When you’re feeling tired, it’s easier to drive straight to home after work and slump on bed to sleep. Fast forward in the morning, you still feel tired as before.
Did you know that working out releases endorphins which makes you feel happy and healthier? Try spending some time on a gym or have a simple exercise routine to free your body and mind. It can be tough at first but the reward is gold in the end.
- Thinking about unfortunate past events
Every time you close your eyes at night and you still get those bad flashback to the past. You’re wishing that the situation will definitely be good if you have done otherwise.
Let bygones be bygones. Focus on the present moment and do everything in your power to make the best situation out of the bad mistakes from the past.
- Not saying ‘no’ to people
We tried to please other people around us which is why you’re having difficulty to say no to others. It may be good to go because it can help to push out of the comfort zone. In many times, it’s harmful as you’re muddled with a lot of responsibilities with added work that you don’t want to do.
Learn how to say no. By doing that, you can use the needed time and power to commit to other matters.