“The Pressure Is Much, Meditation Keeps My Mental Health”: Prince Harry Speak Out
Just when we thought the attention seekers will stay away from the media for a while, Harry have come out with another clout chase to clear the air after blaming the media of too much stress.
Prince Harry has to meditate ‘every single day’ to maintain mental health
The duke also admits he has “experienced burnout” and was “literally getting to the very end of everything that I had” in a live stream hosted by the mental health company he works for.
Prince Harry says he needs to meditate “every single day” to maintain his mental health.
The Duke of Sussex also said he’d “experienced burnout” and was “literally getting to the very end of everything that I had”.
Speaking on a live stream hosted by BetterUp, the mental health company he works for, he admitted that there was hardly any “fuel or steam in the engine” and he was “burning the candle at both ends”.
Tennis star Serena Williams joined him for the discussion, revealing that they talk for “hours” and he has become her “coach”.
Harry, 37, said it can be difficult to find the time for “self care” and it is the “first thing that drops away” when he is focusing on being a husband and a father to Archie, two, and Lilibet, eight months.
He tries to “put in about half an hour, 45 minutes” in the morning when Archie is at nursery and Lilibet, known as Lili, is taking a nap.
Things he focuses on include working out, taking the dog for a walk or “getting out in nature”.
He added: “I know that I need to meditate every single day.”
He said he hoped that “everybody would be able to do that” but realised that single parents “just don’t have the time”.
“Looking inside yourself” is the “only way” to combat feelings of burnout, the duke added.
Recognising how you interact with different people is important too: “Once you start to understand how and why you react to certain people, certain situations, then you can actually gain control of those situations,” Harry explained.
Williams, who has won 23 grand slam singles titles, said Harry was “always solving all my life’s problems”.
BetterUp, which charges about $250 (£184) a month for one-to-one coaching sessions, employs the royal as its chief impact officer.
During a section of the conversation about seeking guidance from others, he said: “I think people are going to need to rely on each other and on professional help, but also not just professional help. Also friends, family, maybe complete strangers. Anyone can actually help you in that coaching process.”
Williams, 40, replied: “Yeah, and I’m glad you said it’s not only professional help, Harry, because it could be a friend or it could be someone that has, like, experience or just gives you some good insight and that you can give good feedback on.
“And I know I joke a lot, but Harry’s actually one of my coaches. Whenever I see him, he’s always solving all my life’s problems.”