283 Bad Habits (The ULTIMATE List of Bad Habits)


Bad Habits Related to Diet and Nutrition

While that statement may be a bit trite and overused, it does have a ring of truth to it.

If you eat a lot of “comfort foods,” you will likely end up nice and comfortable, with extra padding around the middle, lounging around all day nice and lethargic.

On the other hand, while cruciferous vegetables may never make your mouth water, they do a heck of a lot to give you energy and increase your health.

The bad eating habits listed below run the gamut, from simply eating too much to emotional eating, where it is difficult to sense how much food you really consume (and you don’t care how bad it is for you).

Now let me be clear: I am by no means saying that you can NEVER partake in any of these bad eating habits. That would make for a fairly dull diet.

But all of these bad habits are a slippery slope.

It is easy to say, “One piece of chocolate today won’t kill me,” because it won’t. But then you start to have chocolate every day. Then the pieces get bigger and bigger, and soon enough you have a chocolate problem.

Next thing you know you are dealing with some shady chocolate dealer on a street corner trying to get your fix of the latest Godiva chocolagte.

The secret to all of these bad habits is to partake in them infrequently. If you find you partake in any of these bad eating habits more than three times a week, you may want to consider taking steps to eliminate this bad habit…or at go 30 days without it and see how you feel.

Bad Habits Related to Diet and Nutrition

47. Giant portion sizes

48. Mindless eating

49. Excessive salt

50. Drinking soda

51. Drinking diet soda

52. Eating to quickly

53. Eating candy

54. Drinking coffee

55. Eating white sugar


56. Nibbling while cooking

57. Skipping breakfast

58. Eating chocolate

59. Emotional eating

60. Drinking energy drinks

61. Fast food

62. Eating dairy

63. Eating gluten

64. Too many meals away from home

65. Having meat for most meals


66. Adding too much sugar

67. Too many liquid calories

68. Snacking

69. Too many processed foods

Poor Productivity Habits

I love my personal time. I would rather be spending time reading or going for a walk with family than working. But I have a lot of work to do. Due to this, I find productivity to be essential.

Being productive means focus. It means being methodical and having a plan for what you need done. It means avoiding the 20 bad productivity habits below, at all costs. These 20 items are just some of the killers of good time management. Change these bad habits, and you will be pretty far down the path to greater efficiency and productivity.

Poor Productivity Habits

70. Procrastination

71. Multi-tasking

72. Not removing distractions/time-wasters

73. Not keeping the big picture in mind

74. Being a perfectionist

75. Not having a work routine

76. Not delegating

77. Being overloaded with information/options

78. Having a huge to-do list

79. Saying “yes” too easily/too often

80. Daydreaming

81. Not automating recurring tasks

82. Being indecisive

83. Waiting for the “right” time to work

84. Overscheduling tasks

85. Spending too much time planning

86. Sitting at your desk all day/never taking breaks

87. Over-checking email

88. Refusing to learn new skills

89. Watching TV right after work

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