In a recent conversation with a friend at one of the Magnificent 7 companies, we delved into the struggles many professionals face in today’s high-pressure corporate environment—stress, anxiety, and the relentless pursuit of success. It struck me that, despite being part of industry giants like Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Nvidia, or Tesla, mental wellness at work is often overlooked.

The corporate world can be a rollercoaster—decisions, competition, layoffs—constant challenges that take a toll on our mental health. Money and success may flow, but happiness can become elusive when stress becomes a constant companion.

In our discussion, my friend shared that their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) lacked guidance on ancient practices that have proven to be powerful tools in managing stress and anxiety. This got me thinking about the transformative impact of daily practices such as yoga, meditation, pranayama, and journaling.

These age-old practices aren’t just about finding inner peace; they’re about reclaiming it, especially in the face of corporate chaos. Incorporating these routines into our daily lives can provide a sanctuary for the mind, offering a refuge from the storms of the professional world.

I believe mental wellness should be a priority in the workplace. No amount of success can compensate for a stressed and anxious work life. We’re actively working on solutions to address this issue, to bridge the gap between the demands of corporate life and the need for mental well-being.

Let’s open up the conversation about mental wellness at work. Share your experiences and insights. If you’re curious about the incredible tools I use on a daily basis, feel free to reach out to me directly. Together, we can foster a culture that recognizes the importance of both professional success and personal well-being.