How routines help you schedule more time
Time is without a shadow of a doubt a precious resource. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. Scheduling is a great way to make sure that you're using the time you have in a day in an effective way. Of course, it doesn't add on extra hours to your day, but it can definitely feel like that. Setting a routine for yourself is one such way of scheduling, and it's got some amazing benefits.
Stress is a common side effect of poor time management that can arise from poor scheduling. All in all, that doesn't sound too bad, but the issue is that stress is a silent killer. The chemicals produced from stress are the same chemicals that work to prepare your body to keep going longer than normal, restricting other bodily functions like weakening your immune system, and preventing your digestive, excretory and reproductive systems from working properly. Chronic stress can cause sleep and digestive issues, headaches and body aches, and depression, just to name a few potential issues.
According to the National Institute on Occupational Safety & Health, the workplace is the number one cause of life stress. The American Institute of Stress reports 120000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress. On the cost side of things, healthcare costs from work-related stress add up to a mind-blowing average of $190 billion a year.
Freeing up time by creating a water-tight routine is a great way to reduce stress. Scheduling certain aspects of your routine means you know for certain how to decide on the parts of your life that you can directly control, letting you free up needed headspace real-estate for the things that you can't control. Not only does creating a routine help your mental health, but it also helps your wallet health too (by that I mean it's good for your wallet).
Routines let you create more space to accomplish the tasks you set out for yourself, which in the case of a workplace, usually adds up to more money coming your way.
Whether it's money or your health, routines are a sure-fire way to help you get back on track with your scheduling in a stress-free way. Another easy step to take to help push you in the right direction with scheduling is to check out CatchApp Bookings. With CatchApp Bookings, you spent less time waiting around in the process of scheduling appointments or services, and more time doing the things that work for you. Sign up here to free up extra time