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By MELISSA HICKS
Suffolk Chapter President

I hope everyone is having a smooth busy season, although I am sure this one has been one for the records, considering the impact of the new tax bill.

I have recently made a move back to public accounting, but my focus is on not-for-profits, which means my busy season is just beginning. Each of us may have different busy seasons, depending on the focus of our career, but we each need to be sure to take the time for ourselves. Be sure to take any time you can to reenergize and relax. Don’t forget to get some shut eye as well. Here are some reminders/tips to stay healthy with our upcoming time crunches:

  • Integrate Activity into your Everyday Life If you have a hectic schedule, you can try to integrate some activity into your everyday life by 1) taking the stairs instead of the elevator; 2) parking in the back of the parking lot to force yourself to walk a bit further; or 3) consider purchasing a standing desk.
  • Eat Healthy and on Time – Be sure to eat breakfast each and every day, keep hydrated, and try to make time for lunch. Foods that are low in nutritional value and have too many calories can pose serious health problems, including weight gain, cardiovascular problems and diabetes. It is important to stick to a healthy diet and a strict routine.
  • Sleep is Important – Sleep deprivation can lead to fatigue, confusion, memory lapses and irritability. Try creating a sleep schedule and sticking to it. Avoid watching TV or browsing the internet, as this can interfere with your sleep.
  • Schedule a Vacation – Scheduling a vacation now will give you something to look forward to and will help you get through the next couple of months.

I look forward to seeing everyone after our busy seasons!

 

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Suffolk HR Business Busters that Can Hit the Bottom Line
4/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
Empire National Bank, Islandia
Suffolk Chapter's 48th Annual Golf Outing
5/13/2019 10:00:00 AM
Southward Ho Country Club, Bay Shore
FAE Advanced Concepts in SSARS 21 and Nonattest Services: Are you Certain You are in Compliance Seminar (Melville)
6/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
Hilton Long Island/Huntington, Melville
Advanced Audits of 401(k) Plans: Best Practices and Current Developments Seminar (Melville)
6/19/2019 8:00:00 AM
Hilton Long Island/Huntington, Melville
FAE's Nonprofit Workshop with Allen Fetterman Seminar (Suffolk)
11/20/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
U.S. GAAP Review for Business & Industry Seminar (Melville)
12/3/2019 8:00:00 AM
Four Points by Sheraton Melville, Plainview
Leases: Mastering the New FASB Requirements Seminar (Melville)
12/5/2019 8:00:00 AM
Four Points by Sheraton Melville, Plainview
FAE's Ethics Update for Public Practice Seminar (Melville)
12/6/2019 8:00:00 AM
Four Points by Sheraton Melville, Plainview

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Chartered June 27, 1971, this chapter encompasses the county of Suffolk.
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The presiding President of the Suffolk Chapter is Melissa Hicks.

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