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5 Horrible Habits You Should Ditch To Reach Success

These might get in the way of your career
by Tanya Umali | Jan 24, 2017
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It's a common scenario—you work hard, finish your tasks for the day, you even work overtime sometimes but you still find that you're not reaching your full potential and you don't know why. Despite having great ideas and enough contributions at your current profession, you still find yourself stuck in the professional ladder with no signs of moving up any time soon. 

Yes, you were probably on your best behavior during the start of your career, but as time passes by, you start to go on autopilot mode and each day becomes a routine. If it does happen to you, then you need to kick your brain out of autopilot mode and function like a normal human being. 

Take a look at some of the bad habits we're talknig about and tell us if you're guilty of committing them:

Always replying via email

You need to talk to someone sooner or later. According to studies, actual contact with other people is crucial to a person's success. An article in Fortune even states that actual conversations are important so that people can view you as authentic and the words you say as heartfelt. If you really can't stand talking to people face-to-face, then a phone call might do the trick. 

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Doing everything without asking for help

"You're not Superman and asking for help sometimes is perfectly fine," says Bernadette Ocampo, career coach and advisor at Career Consultants, Inc.

Approaching every task with the mentality that you can do it all is actually unhealthy and doesn't contribute to your productivity. 

Letting technology distract you the entire day

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Don't let the internet get the most out of you. In fact, even if you say you're just focused on checking your email, it doesn't mean that you're more productive than the people who love checking their Facebook account all the time. "Letting technology suck up your time leaves you with a shorter attention span than those who rarely check the internet," Ocampo explains. "Schedule your internet time generously throughout the day." 


Sitting too long

If you think sitting down is relaxing, then you are totally wrong. In fact, sitting for long periods of time puts stress to your body, especially to your back, says Ocampo. Not only does it affect your physical health, but also your mental health. If your blood doesn't flow smoothly throughout your body, your brain will have a hard time concentrating on your tasks. Let your blood circulate throughout your body by stretching from time to time. 

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Putting off things for later

Ocampo suggests saving your most difficult tasks for a later time. "If you want your agony to end, then end it early." Procrastination is never healthy. 

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