3 Ways to Reduce Stress and Manage Your Anxiety During These Times

There’s no such thing as a completely stress-free facility. Hiring and maintaining an excellent team, minimizing costs, growing consistent revenue, and effectively managing time can turn into colossal stressors.

Yet, there are a few ways to combat the stress in your life and reclaim clearer routes to peace of mind – especially during these tumultuous times of social distancing and the mounting economic pressures of the pandemic.

To maximize your well-being and minimize your stress and anxiety, let’s explore three key ideas for handling stress as a Facilities Manager during these times.

  1. Take this time to catch up on tasks – and to take a break!
  2. Rest and Relax.
  3. Connect with your team members and colleagues.

Idea #1: Catch up on Tasks

Even though there is a fair share of stress surrounding your Facilities Management practice –  the economic pressures of the pandemic and the rising unemployment situation – there is always a silver lining!

This means that you manage your stress by getting things in order now with the freed up time.

It is easier said than done, but now is a great time to truly catch up on backlogged tasks. Because effective time management is often a difficult thing to accomplish as a Facilities Manager, the large scale shutdown of businesses grants the opportunity to catch up on projects that may have fallen through the cracks.

After all, it’s only a matter of time until your facility is full of occupants again, so being proactive during this time is the perfect moment to plan excellent management ideas. You’ll be ahead when things return to business as usual.

Idea #2: Don’t Underestimate Rest and Relaxation

Now is the time to catch up on rest. Because the body needs adequate rest to keep the immune system strong, sleep is key!

Yet, trying to relax amidst these anxiety-inducing times is not so easy. To properly relax, commit to something that you enjoy doing around the house:

  • Spend time with loved ones.
  • Exercise.
  • Garden.
  • Work with your hands.
  • Catch up on work around the house to stay busy.
  • Participate in anything that sets your mind at ease and elevates your health.

Just remember that it’s important to vary your activities to avoid getting restless. Taking frequent walks and getting fresh air will do you a world of good.

Another important practice that you can adopt is meditation. Studies show that it can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and mitigate the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Even if you don’t delve deep into a daily meditation practice, you can still reap the benefits of taking slow, deep breaths to calm the mind and body – which is especially important during these times.

Idea #3: Connect with Your Team Members and Colleagues

Because one of the most stressful aspects of managing property is maintaining your excellent staff, it pays to connect with your team members on a consistent basis. Job security is a huge concern right now. Help your team members stay in contact and feel supported to help reduce the stress of retaining the team you worked so hard to build.

Communicating hopefulness and optimism might feel disingenuous in the middle of these uncertain times, but it can make all the difference.

This also can extend to your professional network. Colleagues can collectively brighten the outlook of the current economic fluctuations and devaluations. Encouragement and connectivity goes a long way in staying a cheerful course to happier times on the horizon.

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Put Service by Medallion to work for you. For more information on this topic, or help with any building cleaning and operating need, contact a Service By Medallion Business Solutions Specialist at (650) 625-1010.

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