Now that the stressful months of December and January have passed.
It is time to take stock so that it doesn’t have to be that way again in the future.
I was reading a major piece of research published in 2022 by caba, an ICAEW charity, found that more than half (56%) of accountants are suffering stress and burnout, compared with 41% of employees across a wide range of sectors, business sizes and job roles.
Eight of ten accountants (79%) believe that stress and poor mental health are an ingrained problem within the accountancy profession.
Yet Accountants are supposed to be the small business trusted adviser. If a person is stressed then they cannot think clearly. You experientially know that to be true and science backs it up. The body’s response to stress is to take the blood supply away from the thinking forebrain to send it to the arms and legs to either fight or run from the perceived threat. It...