Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Unplug

 “Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.” – Walter Reisch

If you work in a public accounting firm, you probably took some time off immediately after April 15th. For many, it is just a day or two and for others, it might be a full week or more. It is something you do every year.

If you are not one of those people, you are probably still intending to take some time off soon. How did (or how will) you spend your time off?

Studies have shown us that to really renew your zest for work, you should unplug from being part of our hyper-connected world even if it is for a few minutes. Did you know that your blood pressure rises when you talk on a mobile phone?

Research has revealed that intensive use of cell phones and computers can be linked to an increase in stress, sleep disorders and depressive symptoms in young adults. Follow the link to the research and read the list of findings. The list contains many points that describe what young adults in CPA firms are asked to do.

So, when you take that mental break to relieve tax season stress, or when you go on your family vacation, unplug from computers and mobile devices for a few hours or an entire afternoon. Better yet, go off the grid for a full day!

  • "I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bide. I can dream."
  • Bill Walton

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