Property Management is one of the most stressful jobs out there. This probably doesn’t surprise you if you are a property manager and you find yourself dealing with complaining tenants, difficult board members, and constant maintenance issues. Taking care of your mental and physical health needs to be a priority. Here are some tips to create a work-life balance.
Make Time to Relax
Taking a break can help you calm emotions and gain a fresh perspective. Relaxing breaks can be things like a 10-minute walk during the work day or a massage on the weekend.
Have a Sense of Humor
According to the American Psychological Association, “Our brains are interconnected with our emotions and facial expressions. When people are stressed, they often hold a lot of the stress in their face. So laughs or smiles can help relieve some of that tension and improve the situation.”
If something is not of immediate concern, then set it aside for another day. This doesn’t mean procrastinating, but tackling what is needed for the day and not unduly worrying about the next day. Delegating responsibilities can help, as can breaking projects into smaller steps; consider how a large project can be viewed as a series of smaller projects strung together.
How would it feel to quickly check on all of your properties online, see that their regular maintenance is completed, easily request a service, and then move onto other matters? A facility service company with a cloud-based work management system and the option of advanced field technology to confirm every service can greatly reduce the amount of time and energy you spend on maintenance of a property. This, in turn, can greatly reduce your overall stress.
How would it feel to know there is a regular presence on all of your properties, and that they will report to you ASAP about any emergencies or extra maintenance problems? Delegating maintenance to a facility service company that can act as an on-site team for your property’s needs may be just the solution to reducing your stress.
TWS Facility Services offers a level of communication that makes your job and life easier. We act as the eyes and ears for your property and our team members take initiative to spot and solve problems. Discover the peace of mind that superior service brings and give us a call!
Make sure to get enough sleep, drink water, exercise and make healthy diet choices. How can you make time for that? Refer back to “delegating responsibility” and “prioritizing tasks”. Prioritizing yourself means your work will be more efficient and higher quality. You can make yourself a priority when you have the support of professionals you can trust to do their job right.
TWS Facility Services can make your life easier with our flexible model of service designed to adapt to your needs. Contact one of our team members to discuss what your property needs and how we can fulfill those needs. 888-883-1915