We are all guilty of having a bad habit or two at work, whether it be checking our personal email too often, procrastinating or even spending too much time around the office water cooler. Whatever your bad habit may be, getting rid of it can become a reality with a simple change in focus. In this blog post we offer four tips for fixing your bad habit and making a positive impact on your work ethic.
1. Understand your habit and want to change: Taking responsibility for your bad habit is the first step to changing it; without a desire to alter your behavior, the change will never come. Keep the idea of success in your mind as a constant as it will help you through the hard days.
2. Put in a legitimate effort: Far too many efforts to break a bad habit fall short because of a lack of commitment. Make a plan for yourself and stick to it.
3. Give yourself an alternative behavior: A simple behavior alteration could aid in the reprogramming of your brain in relation to your routine bad habits. Perhaps you feel as though you check your personal Facebook too much at work. Try giving yourself a new habit that’s focused on your job and responsibilities and execute it each time you have the urge to open up your social media sites.
4. Understand that change won’t come overnight: Habits are deeply developed over long periods of time and changing those behavioral routines will take time. Be patient and appreciate each small improvement you make.
Changing a bad habit at work can be a long process, but is one that will benefit you and your work routine in immeasurable ways. What’s your bad habit? Will you be trying to change it anytime soon? Let us know what’s worked for you!
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