It’s Tax Season – Don’t Forget To Breathe!

I posted this last year, but once again to feel the need to re-post as all over the U.S., Accountants are burning the midnight oil. From now until April 15th, the most common words you will hear from any accountant in your life is “It’s tax season and my day is jam packed!”

However, I am going to suggest that you take 5 minutes every morning to mentally de-clutter your mind. How? Sit at your desk and do the following before turning on your computer:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position at your desk
  2. Close your eyes
  3. Take a deep breath in to the count of 5
  4. Take a full exhale out to the count of 5
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for roughly 5 minutes
  6. Slowly open your eyes
  7. Begin your work day

Taking 5 minutes every morning may seem like a waste of your already precious time, however looking at the benefits listed below, this could be just what you need during tax season:

  • Creativity increases
  • Happiness increases
  • Intuition develops
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Meditation/Deep Breathing sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands the mind through relaxation
  • A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  • An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  • The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection