9 Bad Habits At Work And How To Fix Them

Do you check your email first thing in the morning? If so, you could be losing hours of valuable time every day.  Bad habits can sneak into our daily routines at work and prevent us from realizing our best selves. So if you wish you had more time, energy, and motivation to do your finest work every day, the first step to breaking your bad habits is taking a closer look at your unconscious actions every day.

Once you’ve identified some habits to change, the trick is figuring out which good habits will best replace them. Most habits are caused either by boredom or stress, so coming up with a way to combat the underlying cause to will help you kick your bad habit quicker. Like with checking your email too often out of worry, you can set up a to-do list and reminders every week to put your mind at ease that you’re not missing anything.

This method can work for anything from chatting too much to never taking a vacation from work. However, don’t get discouraged if you can’t change all your bad habits at once. Changing your routines takes time and consistency, but it’s entirely possible.

Overcoming your bad habits will not only benefit your work life, but your personal life as well. When you reduce your stress, combat your lack of motivation, and project a professional demeanor, you’ll reap happiness and success in all areas of your life.

To help you address your bad habits at work, Fundera created this infographic on bad habits and how to fix them: