Somerset Maugham once quoted, “The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.” This is perhaps because the proclivity of bad habits to jeopardize your every effort is so profound that accomplishing your goals becomes an impossible task in the end. In the process of living with bad habits, your physical and mental health also get compromised along with wasting your time and energy.
In general, habits are difficult to break because they are deeply wired due to constant repetition into your brains. The real problem arises when you attach pleasure to them like drugs, alcohol, junk food, smoking, gambling etc. Therefore, it is clear that bad habits are patterns of behavior and it is the breaking of patterns that are the key to breaking bad habits themselves.
Today, productivity is required in every sphere of life be it professional or personal. Sitting at your workplace and compulsively doing things (or not doing things at all for that matter) that prevent you from giving your best is certainly a productivity killing spree. Similarly, indulging in activities that give you nothing but momentarily pleasure at the expense of your personal relationships is a productivity killing bad habit for sure.
Hence it is important for you to beware of the following bad habits that can hamper your productivity.