Yes, this is a bit corny and I don’t believe in God but…
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
This could have been written specifically for ABNB hosting!
A lesson I’ve learnt (that I still need to remind myself of from time to time) is that YOU can create the stress yourself when you try to micromanage your guests behaviour. Here’s an example: we used to get stressed over check in time. I know this will be familiar to many “oh, we decided to do some sight seeing on the way” or “we went for dinner before checking in” or “traffic was really heavy but it never occurred to us to let you know that we’d be 2 hours late”. We tried all kinds of wording in the listing and also in the pre-check in final message. The solution? A combination key safe. Based on our experience over the last 3 years we felt pretty confident that guests would be able to let themselves in successfully. We put some extra effort in to our guide book. And the chance are they wouldn’t be hear long before we’d get home anyway. (It’s a private room in our house). The funny thing is that, since we installed the my safe, we’ve hardly used it! But somehow, knowing we have the option means that we’re completely relaxed about the whole thing.