Bad Habits You Need to Stop to Improve Your Work Life

by Mohit Chawla about a month ago in success

Achieve Success in Your Life Using These 3 Principles

Bad Habits You Need to Stop to Improve Your Work Life
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Achieve Success in Your Life Using These 3 Principles

We tend to make living a successful life more complicated than it needs to be. Itís human nature to want to overcomplicate even the simplest concepts because we canít seem to get how something could be that simple. We often maintain this ideal to stop ourselves from being successful. Sure, life is difficult and it can be hard, but thatís how it was designed to be. Achieving success isnít as difficult as you might think, just use these 3 principles.

#1 Begin with what you can control.

If you are like most people, you spend too much time worrying about things that are outside of your control. These things cause you stress because you spend your day focusing on how terrible your situation is rather than how you can change your situation.

For example, you canít control that you didnít exercise in the past. There is no value in wasting energy focusing on the past. Instead, learn from your mistakes and make changes.

What you can control is how you react when those curveballs are thrown at you. Your mind is your most powerful tool. There is no quick fix. You need to be willing to do the time. Build upon a strong mental foundation and shape your world.

#2 Intentionally develop a process to build momentum.

Your developed mind is a tool to use to be proactive in attaining your goals. You can use it to develop a process to build momentum to reach your goals. Momentum can be tough to build, but there are countless rewards. The concept is easy, but the execution can be difficult. You will build confidence in yourself once you develop a process that works for you. This process will work no matter what goal you are trying to achieve.

You build momentum by making you feel like you are a winner who can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Failure is not an option.

#3 View the world using a value-based model.

Strolling through life aimlessly is what will cause you to become lost. You can increase how effective you are by using a set of values to guide you. Everything you do should be guided by this value-based model. You donít want to get left behind because you were mediocre. You always want to give your most based on your value model.

Implement these 3 fundamental principles into your life and begin to enjoy the benefits and success.

Bad Habits You Need to Stop to Improve Your Work Life

Youíre on a self-improvement mission ñ good for you! But, before you make a big list of things you can do to improve your life, you should start by looking at the bad habits you need to stop. We all have bad habits and they can all interfere with us being the best we can be. We often feel comfortable doing the same things day-after-day, but you might not realize that some of these habits can interfere with you being productive and they can even hurt your work life.

#1 Stop smoking

If you could inhale productivity like you inhale cigarette smoke, but we canít. What actually happens is your concentration will decrease after you have a cigarette and so will your productivity. Worse, if you are anxious for your next cigarette your concentration also falters. If you want to be more productive and live a healthier life, you need to quit smoking.

#2 Make the Right Music Choices

The music you would listen to during a workout is going to be much different than the music you listen to while you work. Choose music you like and enjoy and your brain will increase the production of dopamine, which will make you excited rather than focused. So while you are at work, choose ambient music. Avoid music that you are familiar with where you will get distracted singing the words.

#3 No More Than 4 Cups of Coffee

Most of us love our coffee. When you know the right amounts of coffee to drink your brain will be stimulated by it ñ the areas of concentration, attention, and planning can benefit with approximately 400 mg or 4 cups of coffee a day. However, if you drink more than that it can have the opposite effect and cause you to be irritable, restless, and anxious.

#4 Divide Learning and Working

If you want to develop and increase your skills, learning is vital. Learn what you can and put that to practice. However, you canít let learning interfere with working, as this will hurt your self-improvement. Instead, set aside times or days where learning will be your focus, and then it will not interfere with your work.

#5 Limit Your Rewards

You finish a task. You feel it was difficult and so you deserve a break ñ thatís the reward you give yourself. While it might certainly be the case, but if you take one reward in the morning and one in the afternoon. Thatís it, no matter how efficient you are for the day.

When you recognize your bad habits and turn them into good habits, you are well on your way to being more productive.

Mohit Chawla
Mohit Chawla
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Mohit Chawla

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I personally believe self made is not 100 % true.

Every person has got help by certain people.. They may be mentor, friends and team members but they surely are a part of their successful career.

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