According to the World Health Organization, the cost of stress to American businesses is as high as $300 billion.
U.S. employers spend 200 to 300 percent on health care in the form of absenteeism, sick days, and lower productivity than they do on actual health care payments.*
Another jaw dropping statistic: $800 million is spent on annually on anti-anxiety drugs worldwide.
We know that mindfulness practices including yoga and meditation lead us to become happier, healthier people. When we achieve a relaxed state and a renewed sense of purpose, we are better prepared to take on daily work. Devoting a period of time every day to reestablish your personal vision, goals and convictions increases confidence and reduces stress!
Interested in joining Apple, Google, Nike, Aetna, HBO and other cutting-edge companies by bringing mindfulness practices to your workplace? Ask us about our Bliss Works program.
*This according to a study by Michael Porter, Elizabeth Teisberg, and Scott Wallace wrote in the HBS Working Knowledge.