Leadership / Management

Plan your way to a healthy tax season

You've all been there, right? You work early in the morning, through lunch and late into the night. Who has time to eat right during tax season?

As it turns out, you do. With a little planning, you can make busy season a healthy season for you and those who work with you.

Debbie Schultz, CPA, an MACPA member and certified personal trainer with Fit For You, LLC, wrote an article for the Statement a couple of years ago in which she offered advice on how CPAs can eat right during the busiest time of the year. Among her tips:

  • "Take time on the weekend to prepare food for the week. Hard-boil eggs, bake and slice a chicken breast (to be used on sandwiches and salads) and make a pot of soup that can be easily heated for dinner."
  • "Don't forget the peanut butter! Peanut butter is high in heart-healthy, unsaturated fats. Peanut butter on whole-wheat bread with a piece fruit is a nutritious meal at any time of the day."
  • "Keep bags of trail mix and nuts on hand for snacks. Be leery of relying on 'protein bars.' Always read the nutrition label, as these bars tend to be high in fat and carbohydrates."
  • "Most important, always eat breakfast. Eating breakfast jump-starts your metabolism and keeps you from overeating later in the day."

Read more of Debbie's advice here.

What kinds of tax season stress-busters do you offer your staff?


Bill Sheridan