For anyone working in an IVF laboratory, one of the biggest time drains is the preparation of media. Media preparation is not only time consuming, it is also complex, repetitive and – let’s be honest – boring. No-one enjoys the feeling of not having enough time, but a recent study from Princetown University is now highlighting the impact that this time stress can have on our well-being.
The researchers surveyed over 6,200 people from across the United States, Canada, Denmark and The Netherlands to investigate the feelings of time stress, which have been linked to reduced happiness, increased anxiety and insomnia. They found that by using money to buy time (i.e. paying someone else to do something you would prefer not to do) you can protect yourself from the negative impact of time stress on life satisfaction, increasing your personal happiness.
With this in mind, the list of reasons to switch to a ready to use media system just gained an extra point – it will not only save you time, but will also make you happier!