If it feels like your routine is especially chaotic right now, you are not alone. With so much going on around the world, many people are looking for ways to streamline their routine, stay calm, and maintain a sense of centeredness. If you find that you have a lot on your plate, you may need to adjust your routine and look for ways to reduce stress throughout your day. We compiled a list of ways that Booksy can help you out during hectic times of year, whether that’s by cutting down on wait times, allowing you to pay through our mobile app, or connecting you with stress-relieving self-care practices. We hope these tips help you stay calm and healthy.
Cut Down on Wait Times by Booking Ahead
One way Booksy can help you manage a chaotic schedule is by cutting down on your wait time before an appointment. Avoid walking into a salon or spa without an appointment, as you may find yourself sitting in a crowded lobby for thirty-plus minutes. Book your appointment ahead of time for a no-hassle experience with your most trusted service providers, and then continue on with the rest of your day!
Book With Confidence
One major perk of Booksy is the community of users who provide information about their experiences. If you’re considering booking with a new service provider, make sure to check out some of the reviews that were left on their Booksy page. This will give you a sense of whether the vendor is a good fit for you. You might also want to keep an eye out for reviews that highlight service providers with low wait times and clean, sanitary workspaces.
Many vendors also post photos of their space, as well as before and after photos of their clients. These can be helpful in gauging what your experience might be like with them. Use all of the information on their Booksy page, including reviews, photos, and information about the vendor’s policies, to get a better sense of their business. Make sure to prioritize vendors who are known for timeliness and cleanliness.
Use the “Near Me” Feature to Find a Service Provider in Your Area
One great strategy for booking a service on the go is the “near me” feature on the Booksy app. When you open your app, you’ll often see a “Looks like you’re near…” message pop up. This is useful if you’re running errands and need to find a service close by.
You can also search for services based on your location in the app. When you search for a service, we will automatically fill in your current zip code, so you’ll be seeing results close to you. That said, if you want to book a service near another location—maybe near your office or your child’s school, for example—you can simply input that address, and you’ll get the results that are closest to you! This is a great way to avoid long commutes.
Mobile Payments through Booksy
You may not realize that you can make payments for your services through our mobile app. Service providers can initiate no-cash online transactions, giving clients an easy way to pay from their phone. Simply save your card in the Booksy app, and your service provider can charge you through it at checkout. That way you don’t have to worry about keeping enough cash on hand or even handing your card over to complete transactions.
Keep Stress Levels in Check
Another way Booksy can help you maintain your peace of mind in hectic times is by connecting you with services that can help you keep your stress levels in check. If you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, it might be a good idea to practice self-care.
Whether that’s an appointment with your favorite barber or stylist, a massage, or a trip to an alternative healer, maintaining a sense of calm and well-being is crucial.
One-on-One Fitness Classes
If you’re trying to avoid crowded gyms, now might be the perfect time to book a one-on-one session with a fitness professional. It’s crucial to maintain the habits that keep you healthy, but you may feel more comfortable avoiding crowded spaces and large groups. Consider scheduling a private yoga session or booking a personal trainer. Not only will you avoid the crowds, but you might find that you get more out of your workout, since your trainer or teacher will be able to tailor the session to your specific goals and needs.
While it’s perfectly natural to feel stressed out and overwhelmed, it’s important to remember that you have a variety of resources at your disposal, including Booksy. Keep these tips in mind when you book your appointment, and you’ll enjoy a low-stress outing. And once you’ve crossed these errands off your list, make sure to reach out to your friends and loved ones. If you’re having difficulty coping with stress, they’ll want to support you. And if they’re having a hard time as well, they’ll appreciate you checking in with them.