Breaking Bad Habits to Boost Personal and Professional Success

Breaking Bad Habits

Breaking Bad Habits to Boost Personal and Professional Success

What are your aspirations? Do you envision a future filled with prosperity and success, or maybe a blissful family life? Perhaps, you’re striving for an exceptional career trajectory. Regardless of what success means to you, it’s achievable. Often, what stands between us and our dreams are our own habits. However, the silver lining is that habits can be altered. Therefore, if you’re committed to realizing your dreams, it’s time to bid farewell to these 12 detrimental habits. Let’s start with one of the most challenging habits to break.

Despite 68% of smokers expressing a desire to quit, less than 10% successfully do so each year. Smoking isn’t just physically addictive; it’s also a mental habit that’s tough to break. It may even be a part of your identity that you’re unwilling or unable to change. But change it, you must. The financial burden of cigarettes can burn through your hard-earned money. The well-documented health risks of smoking include significantly increased chances of cancer and heart disease. However, the silver lining is that quitting smoking can be a powerful and empowering accomplishment, making you feel capable of overcoming any other obstacles in life.

The debate around whether moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial or harmful continues. However, there’s a consensus that excessive drinking is detrimental. As per the CDC, “Excessive alcohol use accounts for an estimated 1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 20–49 years.” While alcohol might have a fun effect on the brain, it’s essentially a poison, as anyone who’s ever suffered a severe hangover can attest. It can impact your health in the short and long term and hinder your progress towards your goals by causing sleep deprivation, hangovers, and reckless behavior. If you find yourself drinking excessively, gradually reducing your intake can lead to positive changes in your life.

Adults require seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night for optimal mental and physical health. Consistent sleep deprivation can negatively impact your memory, mood, and work performance. So, if you’re relying on your brilliant mind to propel you towards your dreams, ensure it gets ample rest. Committing to going to bed just 30 minutes earlier for one week can have noticeable effects on your health and happiness.

Physical inactivity can negatively impact both your mind and body. Spending your leisure time solely on the couch watching Netflix may not be contributing to the fulfilling life you aspire to live or bringing you any closer to your goals. If you’re spending a significant portion of your day sitting, you’re missing out on the health benefits of being active, like improved memory, alertness, focus, and overall health. This is where the best sit stand desk can be a game-changer. An electric height adjustable standing desk can help incorporate more movement into your day, contributing to better physical and mental health as well as economic benefits.

You don’t have to navigate your journey alone. Remember, there is strength in numbers. There are people who are willing to support you if you let them. There’s a wealth of knowledge and wisdom out there that you couldn’t possibly accumulate on your own, even in several lifetimes. You can learn from those who’ve achieved what you’re dreaming of and emulate their strategies. This can save you time and spare you from repeating their mistakes.

In life, there are things beyond our control. It’s easy to blame our parents for a troubled childhood, teachers for inadequate education, or the government for limited economic opportunities. But if you believe everything is out of your control, you’re denying yourself personal power. If you want to be powerful, you must take responsibility for the things you can control and the choices you make. Once you do, feelings of powerlessness will fade, replaced by increased self-confidence and belief in your ability to shape your own future.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.