How to Avoid Stress and Burnout as a Property Manager
Property managers are tasked with many things day in and day out to help ensure resident satisfaction and a thriving community. With everything on their plate, it is easy to get stressed. When there are high stress levels, burnout is a very real possibility.
Here are ways some property managers and employees have found helpful for avoiding stress and burnout.
While it might not sound that beneficial, some property managers have said that continually learning about software and other training gets them more excited about technology, and it starts looking less like work. Improving the way you run monotonous tasks is a good way to avoid burnout and feel happier about the workday.
Break Big Tasks Into Smaller Tasks
When there is a long list of big tasks, things can get overwhelming quickly. Instead of tackling all these big projects at once, avoid the stress and break everything down into smaller, more manageable tasks. This can also leave you with time for self-care to avoid burnout.
With everything they have going on, property managers need to stay organized. Do you feel more in control when things are organized and have a place? From software to paper lists and more, there are ways to keep everything you have to do scheduled and organized, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to get things done. Having to scramble can cause immense stress and pressure and will certainly lead to burnout.
Work With Your Team
Another way to avoid burnout is to work with your team and spread tasks out accordingly. Start each day on the right foot with a meeting to discuss expectations and a short meeting at the end of the day to review progress. This helps you check tasks off and ensures everything continues running seamlessly, cutting down on excess stress.
Above all, when you are done with work for the day, then disconnect. It is easy to burn out if you make yourself constantly available and don’t take the help handed to you.
Ready to learn new project management skills that can help you run your community more effectively? Contact Occupancy Solutions, LLC for more information.