Unproductive Habits to Avoid

Habits are what make us. Although we don’t define ourselves by our mistakes, we generally still define ourselves with what we do. If we look at it in a broader sense, even work is a habit! Now as the famous line goes, “garbage in garbage out” which means that the habits that are sown together define our lives altogether.

Imagine being a drunk, that is one of his major habits and that is definitely something that will affect who he is. Now imagine being a surfer, surfing is his habit but it is also what builds him. There are hundreds of healthy habits out there that make us more productive but for this article, we will discuss the certain habits that don’t make you productive or shall we say, make you unproductive.

Here are some of the unproductive habits you need to avoid.

1. Stalling
Stalling something means you are leaving it to be done later which is a terrible habit because once this becomes a habit, the amount of time you then choose to stall increases even more. People who stall things in life end up moving at a slower pace which might even be a hindrance for them to reach their goal in life even if they’ve already made up a plan.

2. Excessive planning
Speaking about planning, did you know that excessive planning is bad for you? How? Because the more you mislead yourself into believing that your plan is incomplete even if it is, the longer it will take for you to get started. Another dangerous thing about excessive planning and why it is so addictive is because of the dopamine release you get when new ideas spark up in your head. Dopamine is released when we feel a sense of completion and fulfillment but if we plan excessively, we end up releasing too much dopamine that we become satisfied with just planning instead of actually doing what we have to do.

3. Doubts
Having doubts is like sitting on a rocking chair. It moves back and forth but doesn’t get you anywhere. When doubts begin to flood your head, anxiety starts to creep in which breeds more thoughts and instead of narrowing your focus to the task at hand, you end up broadening your vision which might then include things that aren’t even necessary. At least 60% of the doubts we have do not happen. Another thing about doubts is that it decreases confidence which later on decreases productivity. You can’t be productive if you aren’t confident in what you are doing.

Sometimes it’s not just about the things we don’t do that makes us unproductive, sometimes it’s also about the things which we do wrong.

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