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Bad Habits You Need To Ditch In 2017 To Be More Successful

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Now that 2017 is just around the corner, many people will most likely resolve to start new positive habits for the brand new year. However, most of these resolutions, sadly, don't work.

So instead of trying to create and develop new habits, why don't you just deal and break the bad existing ones to be more productive and successful in the upcoming year.

Compromising sleep for work

There is a direct correlation between getting less sleep and being inefficient at work. If you think you can do more with more number of hours for work and less hours for sleep, then you're wrong. Your brain does not work at its peak performance when you are sleep deprived. Getting good quality sleep is the key to be more productive and efficient for the day.

Checking social media frequently during the day

Getting lost in Facebook or Twitter can waste a lot of your time. One minute you're just checking on your notifications, the next thing you know you've already spent an hour browsing through your feeds. This is a no-no when your goal is to be productive especially when you do it during office hours. Just check your phone during your breaks.

Skipping breakfast

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism and boost your blood sugar levels so your brain can focus throughout the day. With lower blood sugar levels, you become more irritable and you get to feel tired easily.

Doubting yourself

This is one of the things that kills success. Believe in what you can do, believe in yourself. Remind yourself of your wins, no matter how small they are. Don't stop believing that you can do something bigger and of course, take the first step, and get things done, because you can do it.

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