Summary of 8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

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Humans are creatures of habit, and the quality of your habits affects your ability to live up to your full potential. Productivity expert Nicolas Cole has compiled a list of eight common habits that sabotage people’s ability to perform at their best and explains how to break them. You probably already know which habits are hurting your efficiency, but getAbstract recommends Cole’s compilation as a useful reminder to everyone who wants to boost productivity by adopting better habits.

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Nicolas Cole is a writer and author specializing in self-development and productivity.



Success is the result of good habits. If you feel you aren’t reaching your full potential, examine your work routines. Eight common habits can sabotage your productivity:

  1. “Constantly checking your phone” – When you are stuck, reaching for the phone seems like an easy way out – except that refreshing your email won’t help. The phone is a premier distraction tool. Learn to resist the impulse to check it all the time.   
  2. “Not really listening” – Practice good listening skills. Don’t think in advance about how you are going to reply after the other ...

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