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How Do You Tackle Busy Season Burnout?
Share Your Ideas!
I want to know what gets you through busy season.
I know, I know, you're just finishing up summer
barbecues, swimming, and vacations. You're not
ready to think about another winter busy season.
But here at the CTCPA, I'm known as the girl who's
always handing out deadlines. I'm pretty sure some
CTCPA staffers have wanted to hide under their desks
whentheyknowI'mmarchingaroundtheofficewith
my Connecticut CPA filefolder,handingoutthenext
issue's contribution deadlines.
So while we still have of plenty of time before the next busy season kicks into
overdrive, I wanted to reach out to all of you to help me compile some of your
best ideas for tackling busy season burnout.
Last year, national website AccountingWEB featured the CTCPA It's Just LIFE
Yoga Series, led by member Virginia Hilton. "Yoga improves my physical
health, calms my mind, and helps me to be more patient and focused," Hilton
explained. [Note: Learn more about the It's Just LIFE professional women's
programming on page 6 or at www.ctcpas.org/LIFE).
So what's your busy season best-kept secret? Is it looking forward to your
daily Starbucks run, setting up scheduled delivery of healthy brain food at the
office,ormaybeanon-negotiablebreakeachdaytotuckyourkidsintobed?
Fill out our 30-second response form at www.ctcpas.org/BusySeason to tell
us what makes you tick. We'll share as many contributions as possible in the
November/December issue of Connecticut CPA. Your advice may get one of
your peers through the season!
See you next issue,
A publication of the Connecticut
Society of Certified Public Accountants
CTCPA Board of Directors
Brian J. Kelleher
President
Bruce L. Blasnik
President-elect
Frank A. Rowella Jr.
Treasurer
Pamela Q. Weaver
Secretary
Robert D. Boudreau
Member-at-Large
Jennifer M. Wood
Member-at-Large
Eliot M. Bassin
Member-at-Large,
CTCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Graphic Designer
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Publisher
Julie E. McNeal
Contributor
Connecticut
CPA
September/October 2014
Vol. 55, Issue 5
Opinions expressed in bylined articles ap-
pearing in this publication are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
CTCPA opinions or positions nor do they
constitute endorsements.
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Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor
Editor's Note
COFFEE!!
We have healthy
snacks delivered
right to our office.
Yoga helps
me be more
patient and
focused.
I crank the `80s
power ballads
after 8:00 p.m.!
I schedule
daily time
to spend
with my
kids.