Public Accountants Practicing Wellness During the Busy Tax Season
The tax season can be a stressful time for both taxpayers and accountants where it is easy to get caught up in the mix of deadlines, daily responsibilities and balancing work and home. Public accountants all over the country are faced with large workloads and long working hours for the four months of tax season, which is why it is so important to try to practice good wellness habits even in the thick of the season. The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants spoke with Brandon Pope, Keiter business assurance and advisory services manager, about how he manages to take the time to practice good health and wellness techniques that fit his busy season.
Brandon Pope, CPA
Staying organized is a must. Properly prioritizing projects/deadlines and communicating those to coworkers helps promote efficiency and ensures everyone is on the same page, which can help reduce confusion and consequently, stress. Even though a routine is not always possible, trying to always make time each week to work out and find an outlet for blowing off steam helps reduce stress. Finding time to be with loved ones and enjoy personal time is essential, too. Once a week, I try to ensure a happy hour and dinner with my fiancé which helps manage stress for both of us.
The Keiter Wellness Program highlights four major components of total wellness: financial, physical, mental, and lifestyle wellness. We encourage our team to practice good habits when it comes to total wellness, not only during the more stress-inducing times but year-round with our Be$mart, BeFit, BeMindful, and BeBalanced programs. Learn more about the many ways you can make Keiter your firm and how we support health and wellness at our Firm.
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