Breaking Bad HabitsWe are the product of our everyday habits. What we do and how we do influences everything, from our personality to our productivity. But… we all have bad habits that use up our valuable time and energy. If you find yourself feeling exhausted or depressed seemingly out of nowhere, a great place to start is to check your daily habits.

To get through the day, we need as much good energy as we can get! Some things we do expend our energy and make us feel exhausted both mentally and physically. Certain things we do every single day can drain our energy and make us feel worse.

Becoming aware of bad habits is the first step in replacing them and changing our experiences. If you can relate, remember, you aren’t alone! We all fall victim to some of these bad habits.

Click through the gallery to see what could be draining your energy every day!

Always being plugged in

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How do you feel when you check your social media/email/texts/etc.? Although it's great to connect with people we care about, research shows social media in particular can cause a spike in anxiety, depression, and stress by affecting mood and negatively impacting self-esteem. Identify what is okay for you and take breaks when needed. Set boundaries with yourself and those around you, even if it's virtually. Constantly being connected to others puts a lot of pressure on us in so many ways. Consider making a routine of when you will check your phone/email/social media/etc. And let's face it - the more time you spend on your phone/tablet/computer, the less time you have to do things you truly enjoy.