The Real Cost of Busyness

by Jennifer Yuhas

According to the World Health Organization, the cost of stress to American businesses is as high as $300 billion.  

Meditation is an easy - and cheap - way to happiness at work!

Meditation is an easy - and cheap - way to happiness at work!

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.