Is It More Than 1-In-4?

It is said, from statistical analysis, that one person in every four has had a diagnosis of some form of a mental illness (which I will term brain-break). The majority seems to be depression related. I often wonder if it is much higher than that?

I am fortunate enough to work with organisations whose focus is to help others by providing a service of some form or another. This includes professionals such as lawyers, accountants, bankers, engineers and pretty much every company who deals with people.

No longer am I surprised, and also very humbled, at the number of people who approach me after my presentations to tell me about their 'journey'. I would go further to say that I am no longer confident that the true figure of those who have had, or still have, a brain-break is as much as one in every two. 

Today is so fast that we seldom have time to slow down, to take a breath, to shut the world out.

I can only suggest that we all take a few minutes each day to stop, sit in a quiet room, and just breathe. In fact, breathe deeply using the 5-5-5 method. Breathe in for 5 seconds, hold your breath for 5 seconds, and let your breath out for 5 seconds. The benefits are endless and will help slow things down.

The world needs you more than you need the world. The world can wait, you can’t.