Everyone wants to figure out the secret to working smarter, not harder. However, many people are sabotaging themselves through common habits. Simple habits like sleeping with a phone next to the bed, skipping breakfast, not working out, or even perfectionism can cause a drop in productivity that could easily be avoided.
- Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you’re not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.
- It might feel like pressing the snooze button in the morning gives you a little bit of extra rest to start your day, but the truth is that it does more harm than good.
- Your first meal of the day is what kick-starts your metabolism and replenishes blood-sugar levels so you can focus and be productive throughout the day.
“That’s because when you first wake up, your endocrine system begins to release alertness hormones to get you ready for the day. By going back to sleep, you’re slowing down this process.”