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Here’s a list that will help you improve your life in the next 100 days.
Life’s full of habits. When they are bad, they kill your creativity and productive life. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
If you keep going without taking a moment to stop and think and rethink about your habits, the changes will not ever happen. To live a balanced, productive, creative, and fulfilling life, ridding yourself of your unproductive habits is an important investment. Here’s a list of 3 bad habits you must stop doing.
1-Enough with excuses
People are always making excuses in order to not follow their dreams or creative impulses. It’s easy to come up with excuses and justify not getting started. The longer you fill your head with rationalizations and empty excuses, the less time you have to take action.
People get caught in the loop and it’s very difficult to break it. People always go the comfortable path because our brain is scared to take the other one. But, hey, it’s something that would help you in the long run!
2-Overconnected all the time
The 21st century keeps bombarding people with notifications in a thousand devices and social media. It can be quite hard to put a stop to them.
In his best-selling book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr writes, “The Web provides a convenient and compelling supplement to personal memory — but when we start using the Web as a substitute for personal memory, by bypassing the inner processes of consolidation, we risk emptying our minds of their riches.”
3- Multitasking is too much
Your mind keeps busy and full with multitasking and is always under pressure. Science has proven that only 2 percent of us can really multitask efficiently. So, not many will be the blessed ones.
This bad habit is the most common and the worst. Contrary to the popular belief, multitasking is not going to make you more productive, on the contrary, if you focus on one task at a time you can actually achieve more in less time.
In his book, The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done, Crenshaw explains the difference between “background tasking” — like watching TV while exercising — and “switch tasking,” going from one task to the other and refocusing your attention each time thus losing time and progress in the middle.
The first step to change things is by identifying these habits. Take it from there, be conscious every time you are doing any of these things, and try to keep in mind that you are trying to change them, visualize your goal. It might take a little while, but it's definitely worth trying!