8 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

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Bad habits, we all have them, whether we’d like to admit it or not. Some of them you might not even be conscious you’re guilty of! Be sure to notice, and eliminate, the following from your daily routines for better well-being throughout your day. So we’re going to tell you which bad habits to change and how to do so!

1. Not working on your goals.

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2. Skipping breakfast.

The most important meal of the day shouldn’t be neglected! And by the way, that stale donut in the break room doesn’t count, as there are no nutrients in it. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out our list of healthy breakfasts.

3. Comparing yourself with others.

This is a recipe to become either vain or bitter—comparing your achievements, hopes, and dreams to that of someone in a completely different (or even completely similar!) situation is a waste of time. Instead of waking up your inner green-eyed monster, focus on you instead.

4. Playing with your hair or picking at your nails.

Fidgeting in its many forms is a sure signal to the world that you’re not focused or that you are nervous. If you’re looking to derail this bad habit, try holding something in your hands like a pen or a notebook, so that your hands are occupied. But if you’re giving a presentation and you can’t hold on to a prop. Try using your hands to emphasize points. Not only do you look more professional, but it stops those fidgeting fingers!

5. Staying in on your lunch break.

Taking a break is pivotal for your mental health—and before you claim that you’re doing it for the greater good of your office, remember that it impacts performance! Make sure you take the time to go outside, stretch your legs, breathe the fresh air and come back feeling energized! Whether you’re going out to eat or just to read in a nearby open space. That time outside those four walls will mean you come back revitalized, ready to give your one hundred percent!

 

6. Not paying attention to your money.

That coffee you spend $4 every day might be the best cup of Joe in town….but do you realize you’re spending $20 a week on coffee? (That’s $1040/year!) How about the money you spend on bottled water? Cigarettes? Gum? Before you reach for your plastic, make sure you’re purchasing mindfully, with a set intention for where you want your money to go.

7. Slouching.

Pay attention to your posture, girl! Carry yourself with pride, and not only will your back thank you later, but you’ll breathe easier. Take a minute to pull your shoulder blades behind you and see how good it feels!

8. Going to bed late.

Yes, I know, you just need to watch that last episode of ‘Riverdale’, but sleep is important for growth, memory redemption, weight management, and much more! Set a bedtime alarm to ensure you’re getting a full eight hours’ rest.


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Charlotte Bailey

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Charlotte Bailey is an freelance writer living in London. Originally from Canada, she's a word nerd, compulsive list-maker, and lover of novels & film.