These habits don't just appear, they are developed over time and become part of the way we work.
The good news is that with awareness breaking these habits only requires a few simple steps.
Recognize you have a bad habit or habits
Make a list of some of the bad habits you would like to change, writing them down makes them more real.
Identify how this habit negatively impacts your work
I know with my game obsession it takes away time I could use working.
Brainstorm positive results
How would turning this habit around impact you, your family, and your work?
Break down your bad habit into steps
All bad habits are made up of a series of steps. Identifying these steps will make it easier to make the changes needed. I know for me every time I sit down I pull out my phone
Create alternative actions
Once you have the steps identified what are alternative actions you can take to avoid the bad habit. To break my phone game habit I am going to start leaving my phone on my charger base. That way I will have to get up to answer it and it will not be as handy to start playing.
Now that we have the steps to break a bad habit, it's time to break the bad habit cycle and become more productive.
Do you have any bad habits that make you less productive?