Let’s face it — all of us have some bad habits. It’s part of human nature. And, even though we live in an age where bad habits are frowned upon, the good news is that some of the bad habits that you might have can actually be good for your career. Even though this might sound contrary to popular thinking, let’s examine some of the bad habits and take a look at how you can best utilize them to give your career a boost.
Keep in mind that these bad habits are not habits that you need to put into play at the office. They are designed at the end of a long workday, when your body is wound tight with stress, when your thoughts are racing along at a million miles per hour.
By using these so-called bad habits the right way, you’ll discover that the stress level that you’re probably walking around with will drop dramatically. What does this mean for you, in terms of work? It means that you’ll be more productive when you’re in the office.
BAD HABIT #1: VIDEO GAMES
Okay, before you run away in horror, you need to understand that today’s video games have the same effect on people mentally as playing a game of basketball — they take your mind out of whatever place it’s locked in at work, and they give you a break from the routine that you’re in. In fact, author Dr. Kathleen Hall, who wrote “A Life In Balance: Nourishing The Four Roots Of True Happiness” recommends 15 minutes of online computer play to refresh your mind. When you engage in this kind of behavior, it acts as a kind of “reset” switch. At the same time, studies on playing video games have shown a significant co-relation between such things as hand-eye coodination and increased concentration and focus. Also, with Nintendo’s Wii gaming system, there are video games that will actually help you get physically fit, which is always good, when it comes to helping deal with stress.
BAD HABIT #2: DRESSING LIKE A SLOB