7 Daily Energy-Draining Habits You Should Avoid

7 Daily Energy-Draining Habits You Should Avoid

Habits are what make us who we are. Daily habits can come from personal choices and the surrounding environment both from personal and professional life. Every day, we can choose whether to stay with our old habits or try to improve ourselves.

Not all daily habits are good for you. If you find yourself anxious or tired every day, there might be something wrong about your habits and take the necessary steps to try to change that. But first, you need to know what the bad habits are. Here are 7 daily energy-draining habits you should avoid in your life.

Always Checking Phone

Since the invention of the smartphone, a lot of people are spending so much of their daily time one their phone. We take our phones everywhere, even in the bathroom, we look at our phone even though we are sitting next to our friends or family.

Most apps in your smartphone are deliberately designed to keep you staring at it, demanding your daily attention as much as possible. That's why you keep getting a lot of notifications both important and unimportant to try to make you click on them, and spend more time on your phone.

Without you realizing, this habit is not good at all for your mental or physical health. You lose touch with the real world, real people, and reality. After that, spending too much time staring at your phone can damage your eyes, neck and back.

You don't have to stop using your smartphone, it is an integral part of our life. You can try to decrease your smartphone time by simple actions like turning off notifications from unimportant apps. You can also try to not put your smartphone next to your head while sleeping.

Making Things Personal

While interacting with people like friends, family members, or colleagues, some people tend to take everything personally. If you are one of these people, this habit of attributing every interaction to your personal feelings is exhausting and unhealthy for you.

You don't have to take every interaction with people, especially colleagues, has something to do with how they feel or think about you. You are not helping anyone, let alone yourself with this habit. By not taking things personally, and realizing that it's not about you, you will save yourself from a lot of stress.


This is one of the hardest habits to get rid of. A lot of us tend to overthink many things or issues that are already out of our hands. If you are also experiencing this habit, you must realize that this habit is exhausting and also wasting your time.

You have to realize that worrying will not solve anything. When something is already out of your hands and there's nothing you can do about it, you have to learn to let it go. But, if you have something to do about it, do it immediately and stop worrying. Try to focus on what you can control, and stop wasting your time and energy that can be used on something else.


Another one of daily energy-draining habits you should avoid is complaining. Similar to overthinking, complaining will not solve anything and will only waste your time and energy. Not only that, by complaining out loud, you also spread negativity to everyone around you.

Nobody wants to be friends with someone who complains about everything, so don't be that person. If you can do something about it, do it immediately instead of complaining. Being a part of the problem is not going to help, find the solution instead.

Poor Diet

You must know the old Latin saying: "mens sana in corpore sano" meaning a healthy mind in a healthy body. While trying to make your mind healthy is important, making sure your body is also healthy is not less necessary.

A lot of people who work in a fast working environment tend to eat fast food that can be ready and eaten in a small amount of time. While this can be time-saving, this is not healthy. Fast food doesn't have the daily nutrition your body needs.

Fast food with too much carbs, trans fat, and sugar is not going to give you energy but taking it away instead, making you easier to get tired and hungry again. Try to have a healthy daily diet with food that will give you energy with healthy fats, lean proteins, vitamins.

Trying to Please Others

If you're a people pleaser, you must already know that this habit is maybe good for making friends, but it's not healthy for you. You need to try to stop saying yes to everything and everyone. Please take this in your mind: you can't please everyone.

Instead of trying so hard to please everyone, you need to try to do anything possible to please yourself. Make yourself happy and proud of yourself, and if doing this makes you less liked by people around you, so be it because it is not your problem but theirs.

Participating in Drama

When there's gossip or drama about anyone especially in your work environment, a lot of people are tempted to get involved. If you are one of these people, you need to know that participating in drama is not going to do anything to advance your career or build better connections and relationships with your colleagues.

The drama has nothing to do with you, and therefore you shouldn't get involved. Don't spend your time and energy on other people, especially if you are making their problems more difficult. Instead of that, try to focus your time and energy on yourself in the form of self-care and self-improvement.

Those are the 7 daily energy-draining habits you should avoid in your life both personal and professional for a much better life. In order to stay happy, energetic, and productive, you need to focus your time and energy on yourself and the things you can do something about.

Faisal "The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus." - Bruce Lee

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