Feb, 2020

5 Bad Work Habits You Need to Ditch ASAP

5 Bad Work Habits You Need to Ditch ASAPWhether you have been enjoying your career for several years now or you just joined the workforce, there will always be these tiny little things you’d pick up or adopt along the way which eventually become habits. The problem is not all habits are positive habits. Some are bad enough to hamper your career success. And if your goal is to make the most of every opportunity to advance in your career, you should take the necessary steps towards a healthier and more productive work life. Keep reading and see which bad work habits are needed to go away as soon as possible!



Not taking your breaks and lunches
Maybe your colleagues or boss doesn’t care if you’re hungry or if you’ve eaten but you should. No matter how busy you are in your workday, no matter how much workload you have on your plate, it’s imperative that you take your breaks and lunches. It isn’t a healthy habit to bury your nose into tasks after tasks. Not only does your body need nourishment but you also need to relax even for just a few minutes so you can clear your thoughts and recharge before getting back to work.

We all know how procrastinating can take a toll on one’s work productivity and efficiency. So, if you’re a procrastinator, now is the best time to get rid of this habit. Even if you know you’ve got plenty of time on your hands to tackle everything on your plate, there’s really no good reason why things should be put off.

Start working on the tasks that are more urgent and important. Don’t wait until the last hour of your day before working on them. Start with the bigger stuff and then proceed to the smaller ones and you’ll see how much you can accomplish at the end of the day.

Nothing in this world is perfect. Everything is flawed and we will always find something to complain about and that’s normal. However, what’s not normal is complaining about the tiniest of things about your work. It’s stressful and unhealthy. If you want to foster a positive work environment, you should keep your complaints to a minumum.

Ignoring your emails
Let’s admit it, there are times when we feel like emails are only a waste of our time. Maybe, there’s a significant chunk of them that are actually not very relevant. But there are also some that should never be ignored. There are emails that require urgency, so instead of letting all the emails pile up or linger in your inbox, dedicate a certain amount of time each day to sort and tackle your emails.

Showing up late
Some circumstances in life are inevitable no matter how much we prepare for them. There will be some days when you wouldn’t be able to make it to work on time but if it has become a habit, then that’s an entirely different story and is something that should stop immediately.

Because not all work habits are good and productive, it’s important to identify and address the bad ones as early as possible. This will help promote a more positive, productive and stress-free work environment for you and the organization.


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Alan Carniol

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