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Tax time or taxing time?

Tax time or taxing time?
Jun 30, 2023 | 2 min read

As it approaches EOFY maybe it’s time we did a little less analysis on the numbers and a little more analysis of our wellbeing. Because after all health is wealth, is it not?

As I sit down to write this I have just been rifling through my multivitamin stash (likely many are expired), as I feel I’ve been a little neglectful of late. Why is it that as soon as things get busy we seem to cut corners when it comes to our health?

We’re constantly wrapped up about what’s going into our bank account that we typically forget about our mental health bank account. This concept of having a mental health bank account is something I often speak about in public forums – what goes out must come back in. So if you’ve had withdrawals due to stress, health issues, relationship breakdowns or trauma triggers then you must take the time to deposit through counseling, movement, personal development and social connection (just to name a few).

That’s not to say that both types of bank account can’t co-exist or that one is more important than the other, but maybe it’s time to add a new balance sheet to our ‘tax time’ routine. God forbid – even make it a survey in MyGov to make the hassle of having to change our passwords each year a little more worthwhile.

Take some time to think about the following:

  • How are my energy levels?
  • Is it time to re-evaluate my new years goals (again)?
  • Am I being active or social enough?
  • Do I find enough purpose in different areas of my life?
  • Am I fuelling my body mindfully?
  • Am I truly taking the steps needed to become the best & healthiest version of myself?

So, take a little extra time this EOWY (End of Wellness Year) to do a stocktake on how you’re tracking, and what levels are a little lower than you would like.

And just like doing your tax – it’s better late than never!

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