Are you tired of making the same mistakes over and over again? Do you want to succeed in your chosen career path? Is the thought of success something that excites you?
Check the list below to see if you have these bad or unhealthy practices:
- Waking up late every morning
You know what the say, “the early bird catches the worm.” This only means that the earlier you are, the better it is for your own success. Avoid hitting the snooze button of the alarm clock. Do not spend too much time lying on your bed. Keep in mind that snoozing can actually make you feel more exhausted than just getting up right after the snooze.
From now on, wake up right away the moment the alarm sounds. Be a morning person. This will help you a lot in becoming more productive for the entire day.
- Spending too much time on the Internet
“Too much time spent scrolling through social media can result in symptoms of anxiety and/or depression,” according to Katie Hurley, LCSW. A recent study shows that people who are always online end up losing interests in the tasks they need to accomplish for the day. According to this research, this habit is only a big waste of time. It tricks people to spend most of their hours scrolling or browsing through their smartphones, laptops or computers. They keep on doing it without realizing that an hour or two have already passed.
- Choosing to procrastinate
Are you fond of completing your work on the last minute? Do you find it interesting to just work one day before the deadline? All these things are manifestations of procrastination. “Usually procrastination happens because the task seems too difficult,” said A. Chris Heath, MD, a psychiatrist who practices in Texas. Make sure to kick this bad habit right now, as it will only promote laziness. As much as possible, complete all your tasks the moment they are handed to you. Avoid delaying the completion of the projects to ensure quality work.
- Drinking too much coffee
Coffee is an excellent source of caffeine, which is known to make people more active or energetic. However, too much intake of coffee can actually make you anxious or nervous. It can also be a source of stress when not taken in moderation. Because of this, it is highly recommended to keep your caffeine intake at a low level. Try to limit your cup of coffee to only one per day. At the same time, try to take it without sugar or cream. Doing this will not only keep you away from anxiety or stress but also ensure an improvement of health.
- Depriving self of a good sleep
One of the major reasons for lack of focus or loss of productivity is not getting enough sleep every night. Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW said that, “When it comes to sleep hygiene, studies show that a bedtime routine that includes a period of time to unwind can be effective.” Some people believe that they need to stay up late to finish a particular task or work. Well, this is actually a wrong thing since it only contributes to the decrease of a person’s cognitive functions. The failure to get sufficient amount of sleep can lead to decline in your performance for the next day.
What are you waiting for? Get rid of these bad habits to achieve ultimate success in your life.