5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Motivation

 

Motivating ourselves to be productive is one of the top problems of many people. We often think at night that we want to be productive the next morning but never have the motivation to do it.

 

Sometimes, we get to the point where we ask ourselves why can’t we be productive? Why aren’t we motivated?

 

You might get surprised if I’ll say that the answer to those questions depends on your habits. Yes, your every day habits can affect your daily motivation. How? Here’s how:

 

Comparing

 
Comparing

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Comparing yourself with others are unhealthy, lower self-esteem and ruin relationships. Instead of comparing the things that you don’t have, you should always appreciate the things that you have.

 

Whether it’s big or small, we should always be thankful for it.

 

Allowing Distractions

 
Allowing Distractions

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Distractions force your mind to try to concentrate on two or more things at once. But they actually take things one step further.

 

Being a “yes man”

 
Being a “yes man”

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It’s challenging to overcome the social pressures and say ‘Yes’ to please people who approach you for help.

 

It may be a good thing for some time, people can always count on you but you also need to learn to say ‘NO’ when necessary.

 

Waiting To Work

 
Waiting To Work – Procrastination

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You should learn to start and stop working at the same time every day. It is crucial to start a routine for daily work. But once started, your mind and body will adjust to maintain the work on a schedule and you won’t feel the need to procrastinate.

 

Perfectionism

 

Perfectionism

 

Most people have a wrong understanding that to be more productive, they have to do everything perfectly.

 

Perfectionism has nothing to do with how much you care about your work. It often comes from a fear of failure and hurts your work.

 

Many people waste their valuable time and energy by doing overtime work to ensure every little detail of the work is perfect. And in the end, they will end up with no time to do other important works.

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.

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