Anyone who knows me knows that I’m borderline neurotic. I’m fueled by stress, coffee, and Chex Mix. So for me, scheduling stops me from going completely cuckoo cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
You see, decision making is one of the most stressful activities out there. It’s why being thrifty at the supermarket can drive even the most patient parent to fantasize about punting little Timmy into the produce section. Habits, scheduled activities, help us avoid the stress caused by decision making. When should I handle my company’s social media? 12PM to 1PM. When should I write my weekly post for the company blog? Friday at 4PM. If there is anything at work that you do repeatedly, schedule it out and stick to that schedule. You’ll find yourself breathing easier.