BORDERING ON BURNOUT
Property managers are so busy juggling work tasks, that finding balance
outside of their careers can be elusive at best. I have often been asked the
question, “How do you manage to do everything that you do—when do
you sleep?” My answer is simply that I have learned the art of managing my
schedule so that I have a combination of work and personal time. Work-life
balance is not about having an equal number of hours for each of your work
and personal activities—each day will be different—it is about accepting balance as an ebb and flow rather than a static, one-size-fits-all solution.
Increased access to technology and a
changing work environment can blur
the line between work and life, according to a recent study.
“The average American puts in more
than a month and a half of overtime
a year—just by answering calls and e-mails at home,” according to the results
of a study published by Good Technology, an enterprise mobility company in California.
It seems that people’s multitasking is getting the better of them. It doesn’t
help that instead of getting shorter, their work weeks never quite end, thanks
to people’s much-loved but intrusive electronic shackles: Smartphones, tab-
lets and laptops. It’s interesting to
see that the more technology peo-
ple drag into their working day, the
more they end up doing.
TIPS TO ACHIEVING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE:
time on your
breaks, resist the
urge to pick up an
Take a short
walk to free
you leave your
Make a to-do list and