We spent years cultivating habits – some good and bad. Some of these habits are formed consciously while some, unconsciously. These are the habits are hard to break into. On the same note, some of these habits are hard to form.
In this article, we will dissect into five productivity-killing habits. Most of these habits are counterproductive. You may find yourself unable to resist when working. You’re not alone. It’s hard to remain engaged and productive with all the distractions around us in this day and age.
Here’s a list of five habits that are killing your productivity:
Excess Use of Social Media
This is a no-brainer. Social media is a powerful communication tool but it has also played a vital role in derailing everyday productivity.
According to a 2018 survey by Udemy, more than 55 percent of workers said that social media at work is a distraction. It can be very tempting to jump from outlook to twitter, even if you tell yourself that it’s to get rid of the countless notification bubbles on the screen.
Having No To-Do Lists
The simple act of writing down tasks will make it easier for you to remember the tasks you need to carry out. If you have a long To-Do list, you may want to split the list of things into parts.
Having No Routines
One of the benefits of developing a routine is that it can help us feel more in control of our daily lives. It can also help us form healthy habits and reduce our stress and anxiety levels.
Trying to be a multi-tasker
Researcher Zheng Wang came to the conclusion that people misperceive the positive feelings they get from multitasking. We think we are being more productive when we just feel more emotionally satisfied from our work.
Bad sleeping habits
People who get enough sleep are happy, productive and successful. You should be worried about your health if you’re not getting at least 8 hours of sleep at night. Studies on sleep deprivation tell us people who have poor sleep schedule are less mindful at work.