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One of the best ways to increase your daily productivity is Get rid of habits that are affecting your motivation. They take away the energy to face your everyday life and reduce your happiness. The complicated thing is that Life is full of distractions.
However, when you allow yourself to be consumed by distractions, it becomes much harder to live. Instead, you should look for spaces in your life that you can change to give yourself more energy and motivation. This will increase your results and your wellbeing.
Here are 10 habits you should give up today to dramatically increase your energy levels and motivation, which will result in a much more productive lifestyle:
1. Worry about what you cannot control
There will be difficult times and complicated situations throughout your life. However, worrying about what you cannot control is of no use to you.
You cannot control the decisions of the government or some unfortunate event that may happen to you. You can only decide what to do next. While it is difficult to get rid of the agony and disturbances in your mind, accepting it as inevitable, whatever happened, will release a significant amount of energy and mental space.
2. Be a perfectionist all the time
Not everything will be perfect. It is inevitable. There will be times when perfection is important, but it won’t be the majority. Therefore, do not allow yourself to be obsessed with perfection. It’s something that uses up your energy because getting 95 to 100 percent can take as much work as getting 1 to 95 percent. Better choose your battles. You release a lot of energy and increase your motivation.
3. Allow yourself to be absorbed in what worries others
There will always be people who will talk or complain about something. If it’s something you don’t care about and you get involved, you will end up exhausted.
Even if you spend 20 minutes with your friends complaining about their bosses, your energy will run out. Listening to negative people is exhausting. You may even have a tendency to think the same thing about your boss even when you don’t. If you can, avoid such situations. Don’t get distracted or get tired of things that you don’t care about.
4. Help people who do not want to be helped
Someone you love may be having a difficult time. It is important to support them as best you can. Even so, it’s important to note that you can’t change people. The change has to come from within.
It is also extremely exhausting to support others in difficult times. It is entirely up to you to decide who to help, although it is illogical to help in situations where there is nothing you can do. Sometimes people refuse help. In these cases, you will feel frustrated and tired, and the other person will not feel any better.
Analyze when it comes to such a situation. That way, you save the energy you would have invested to help if you don’t achieve a lot.
5. Pay too much attention to the actions and subtle words of others
The words and actions of others can discourage us. In some cases, these words and actions can teach us things about ourselves that are worth knowing.
But in most cases we stick with it too much. Don’t worry about the tone of the text message a friend sent you or the little interaction you had with them the other day. It could be that they were just in a hurry or they were having a bad day.
There are times when you need to worry and think about those words and actions, but choose your battles and understand that small things are often insignificant. If you are not sure, just ask if you still need to worry instead of being bothered by it.
6. Spend time with people who are demotivating you
For a few years now, I’ve been surrounding myself with people I really enjoy being with. This has not always been the case. When I started my career as an entrepreneur, I surrounded myself with people who knew how to make money. This was the wrong approach to life. I hated myself every day. He was afraid he would not meet his expectations. That always discouraged me.
Better surround yourself with people who uplift you, people who accept you for who you are. I would even suggest managing your calendar so that you can find the time to meet with them in person. These are usually the best moments of my life. Moments that I live for and that help me get through difficult times.
7. Do a job that you don’t like.
It’s inevitable to occasionally have jobs that we don’t like. But if it’s your full-time job, then you should try doing something about it. We work an average of 40 hours a week. Usually a lot more than that. So I highly recommend finding a job that you love. It is extremely counterproductive to do something 8 hours a day that tires you without giving you anything.
I’m not saying quit your job, I’m trying to find something that you like best.
8. Skip the exercise
It’s so easy to hit the snooze button on your alarm clock or go home right after work instead of going to the gym. However, it will make you feel worse. Exercise releases endorphins, gives you time to relax, and makes you feel healthier.
Skipping exercises is an extremely negative habit as it takes everything away from you. Instead, force yourself to exercise several times a week. It can be difficult to motivate yourself in the moment, but it will always be worth it.
9. Think about unfortunate events that have already taken place
Obsession with the past is easy. It enables us to point out guilty parties, make excuses, and want different outcomes. It’s similar to worrying about things that are out of your control. If you think about the past, you will get stuck. It just takes away the motivation that you have in the present. You will feel bad about your current situation and wish things were different.
The only thing you can do now is keep moving forward.
10. I don’t know how to say no
We all have an overwhelming need to please others. That is why it is so difficult to say no. This can sometimes be good, for example when it forces us to leave our comfort zone. Most of the time, however, it works against us because we take on too many tasks or do too many things that we don’t want to do.
The solution is to learn to say no. The transition is difficult at first, but people will start to respect you for it. It also gives you a lot more time and strength to get involved in other things that you want to do.