We know that too much stress can have a significant negative affect on our sense of wellbeing .. and impact not only on our view of the world, but also our relationships at home, in the office and a continuing ripple effect on friends and community.
New statistics from a global study by the workspace provider Regus found that respondents felt the top reasons for their stress were:
49% personal finances
48% their job
17% partner or spouse
"Workplace stress is reportedly costing the Australian economy $730 million a year" said Jacqueline Lehmann, chief of Australian operations at Regus.
"The heavy toll of stress falls not only on workers and their families, but also on businesses as they find that their staff under performn, need more sick leave and are less efficient".
"Businesses that actually want to help their staff lead more rewarding lives cannot fail to analyse and tackle levels of stress within their oganisation" she said.
Quiet Mind At Work provides onsite meditation programs, classes and workshops .. as part of your Employee Wellness Program .. providing your team with practical tools to manage work stress and build greater concentration and focus.
Learning how to relax and self manage stress is vital to personal and corporate health and wellbeing.
Meditation is an ancient practice with well researched benefits :
- Lowering blood pressure
- Restoring balance to the digestive system
- Relieves muscle tension
- Reduces anxiety and rumination (that is mostly negative)
- Assists with insomnnia
- Enhances decision-making ability and creative thought
- Improves work and life satisfaction
- ... we feel a greater sense of positivity and happiness
*Regus statistics and quotes taken from the article "Stress: Money and Work are Top Causes" in the November 2012 edition of NETT Magazine (www.nett.com.au)