We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
This list, compiled by Live Bold and Bloom, is an interesting selection of bad habits and routines we all fall into from time to time. If you can identify and eliminate these habits, you can reclaim your energy, your focus and your sanity.
We’ve heard this often enough before, but number 4 is one of the most important habits. Constantly checking email and staying “alert” destroys your focus and helps you waste your day and not achieve too much. Have the courage to leave your email for as long as possible rather than checking it in real time.
4. Constantly checking email
The ding or vibration of an email arriving has turned us into Pavlov’s dogs. We’re compelled to check the inbox when the bell rings, which constantly distracts us from the task at hand. Then it takes more energy to pull yourself away from the inbox and re-engage in our work.
Read the full list here.