7 habits that slow down your productivity
Just like finding habits that are good for you, it is equally important to find habits that stop you.
Most of these 7 habits may easily become part of your daily routine, making it difficult for you to detect its existence (or how it affects you).
I have tried these habits a little bit, and it turns out that few of those important things can be done.
At the same time, I also want to add that these are just the 7 main habits that you can form in your life that affect efficiency, and I’m sure they will never.
Maybe you’ve heard this quote from Woody Allen: “Eighty percent of your success comes from attending.
“More Attendance-This is one of the biggest and easiest things you can guarantee more successfully in life, whether in your social life, your career or your health.
If you want to improve your health, one of the most important and effective things is to be in the gym every time you should attend.
Maybe the weather will be bad, maybe you don’t want to go out, maybe you have a lot of other things to do.
However, if you continue to appear in the gym even when you are not motivated, it will be more effective than relaxing on the sofa at home.
I think this can also be extended to other areas of life.
If you keep writing or drawing every day, you will improve quickly.
If you go out more you can meet more new friends.
If you participate in more dates, your chances of meeting your sweetheart will increase greatly.
Just just being more present will make a big difference in your life.
And being absent leads to nothing.
2. Drag and drop.
To simplify things, I’ve doubled the way the three favorite mixtures are dragged:-Swallow the frog.
That is to say, to complete the most difficult and important tasks at the beginning of the day.
A good start in the morning will keep you emotionally and motivated throughout the day.
This usually means that you are very productive on the day.
-How do you eat an elephant?
Don’t plan to eat fat in one bite, this will make you feel too burdensome to cause procrastination.
Divide a job into small steps that can be put into action, and then focus only on the first step until it is done before moving on to the next step.
I find this guided adjustment to be very effective.
Just after I spent 20 minutes lying in bed repeatedly meditating in these days I have been very efficient, I will no longer drag next to the situation or browse 1 to 5 of my favorite sites for the need for updated information.
3. Do something that doesn’t matter.
Apart from dragging and dropping, one of the easiest habits you can embed is to be busy with something that doesn’t matter.
To improve efficiency you may need some kind of time management method.
It can be an extremely simple thing, some use the 80/20 rule at the beginning of the day.
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto rule, states that 80% of the gain comes from 20% of the effort.
So for efficiency you should focus most of your energy on those few important things.
When using this rule you just write down the 3 most important things you need to do on this day in order of priority and start from scratch.
Even if you can only accomplish one of these things, you still accomplish the most important thing today.
Maybe you also prefer other methods such as GTD.
But no matter how you organize your work, the most important thing is to find the most important jobs, so you don’t have to spend days, weeks, or even months on those things that are not important.
If these things don’t matter, then even if you finish them quickly, it is not very useful. 4. Think more.
Rarely acted because of concerns.
Trapped in endless analysis will only make you lose time.
There is nothing wrong with initial thinking before you act.
Do some research and work out a plan to explore possible positives and negatives.
But forced rethinking becomes another waste of time.
You don’t have to check everything from every angle before trying.
And you ca n’t wait until the perfect time to do things, because such time will never occur.
If you continue to think like this, you will only get deeper and deeper, making it harder and harder to take action.
On the contrary, although thinking helps you to some extent, all you need to do now is stop thinking and then do what you should do.
5. Everything is too negative.
When you consider everything negatively, your enthusiasm will be greatly affected.
You will find problems and errors everywhere, and these problems don’t exist.
You hold on to the details.
If you want to find a reason not to do something, of course there is no problem.
And when you look at the problem from a negative perspective, every time you may find ten excuses.
So you get almost nothing.
You complain to anyone who is willing to listen (maybe many people don’t want to listen), and you are frustrated at how bad your work, life and leadership are.
Your life depends on how you look at the world, which has become a self-fulfilling prediction.
One solution to this is to understand the limits of the negative side and realize that your negative thinking is not a true portrayal of the world.
Then try some other angles.
For example, you can try to develop a habit of thinking more positively and optimistically in everything, which can help you a lot.
In this way, you may begin to try this positive challenge.
This is not easy, but if you accept this challenge and think only positively for 7 consecutive days, you will suddenly realize that your perspective and thinking on the problem really profoundly affect your understanding of the world and yourResults obtained.
6. Be stubborn and insulated from the world.
It is difficult for people to admit that their ideas are not the best choice, so you become more and more obsessed with your own ideas and become blind-minded.
This will make it difficult for you to make progress, and in some cases it will be difficult to improve efficiency.
In this case, it becomes difficult to think even about the possibility of changing lives.
Obviously, one solution is to open your mind.
Broaden your horizons, learn from the mistakes of others and yourself, and gain knowledge from resources such as books.
As with anything, it is easier said than done.
As I said before, my recommendation is to recognize that your area of knowledge is limited after all, and there are shortcomings in the way you do things.
Then try something new.
And my other suggestion is to read Ekhard Tory’s Xintiandi, especially the chapter about Ego.
As Tory suggested, if you stop thinking like Ego, you will be more receptive to new ideas and discard old ones that are no longer useful.
In addition, I would like to add that: don’t be superstitious about books, and don’t blindly pursue new information, otherwise you will become a person addicted to self-help.
Use that new information and what you learn in action, and then try it out.
7. Sustained information excess.
Excessive information does not mean that you read too much, I mean excess of all input information.
If you let all the information flow into the brain, this of course makes it difficult to think clearly because there are too many stimulus sources.Here are some of the disadvantages of this habit: Some of the information you receive may be negative.
The media and the surrounding environment can provide a negative message for various reasons.
If you don’t intervene in the information according to your needs, maybe you will be surrounded by the negative, which will affect your thinking, feeling, and doing.
-This leads you to rush to catch up with what is going to happen, and several things happen at the same time every moment, it is almost impossible to catch up with them.
Your life will be stressful as a result.
-If you continue to be bombarded with information and also try to classify all information, it will be difficult for you to make decisions and take action.
Personally, if I get too much information, it will cause some form of paralysis and nothing will happen.
Or you will be trapped by this habit and rush to work on non-essential things all day long.
In order to focus, think clearly, and act, you need to substitute for information.
Avoid distracting things when you work.
Turn off the phone, divide into networks, and close the door.
You will find it incredible that when you are not interrupted every five minutes and have no chance to drag and drop by browsing RSS-feeds or favorite websites at the same time, you can accomplish so many things.
Now I’m not saying I suggest you stop reading all blogs or newspapers.
But it must be clear that what you really want to read is what is only used to pass the time.
At the same time you can also view other areas of open information.
For example, you don’t need to surround all negative emotions from your surroundings.
If everyone around you is procrastinating or anxiously busy with non-essential things, you can easily be affected by this emotion.
It’s a good idea if you have a door to the soul and close it to focus on the big things.