Year-End Finances and Mental Health

Mental health is something that everybody has certain degrees of difficulty with. It is safe to say that many people who run a business have had their mental well being challenged like no time before.

The biggest fuel for a decline in mental health is around the financial aspect, with many small to medium business owners suffering from the cost of living, inflation and the economy. While many choose to leave their books in disorganised chaos until later in the year, as soon as we reach November, panic starts to set in, and added levels of strain on our mental well being take effect.

Improving Your Mental Health

Running a small to medium business is by no means an easy task. Many business owners choose to do a majority of the daily tasks themselves, which adds increased pressure on mental health without you initially feeling it.

When you dedicate yourself to many aspects of your business, you sacrifice a lot of time that your mind, body and overall health need to expand. That can mean cancelling social plans, exercise routines and chances to take onboard new skills. By finding ways to delegate certain parts of your business to other parties, you can significantly reduce the pressure you are putting on your mental well-being.

One big area is around your business financials and bookkeeping, burying yourself in figures and invoices and stressing out over the state of your records. By working with bookkeeping services in Manchester, you will find more time to relax with the following activities that boost your mental health.

Reconnecting With What is Important

There is no doubt that the successful running of your business is paramount, but the amount of time and pressure released by working with professional bookkeeping services can help you focus on many other important external activities.

How many times does pouring over your records, ingoings and outgoings prevent you from catching up with friends, business colleagues and even your own family? Socialising with friends or even networking for business are usually the first sacrifices made when having to focus on your business records, with many relying on social media to keep in touch with people.

With bookkeeping services handling your business financials, you can spare a lot of time to connect with people personally and relax with people away from your business.

Back to Shape

Another area that sufferers with harsh mental health afflictions is being physically active, with mental drain also affecting the physical drive for exercise and eating healthy. With the time freed from sitting at a desk or computer trying to realign your business finances, you can commit to a gym timeframe and even have the ease of your mental well-being to eat and run without the mental weight.

It is the best time of year to start working with bookkeeping services in Manchester, and the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping are here to help you get back to a happy way of working and living. Contact our team today to take stress off of your shoulders.

Don't just take our word for it...

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”


Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.