This isn’t an article about leaning in or speaking up. It turns out that the number one career tip many successful women practice is just taking the time to chill out. Women are three times more likely to have an anxiety disorder than men, according to stress.org. Not only does stress greatly negatively affect one’s health, it also affects one’s productivity. That’s why more and more people are turning toward transcendental meditation, resting your attention on a short mantra that helps you find your “inner silence.”
“There’s a hypothesis that deep in your mind is a place that is still,” says Bob Roth, the executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, a non-profit that teaches transcendental meditation to lower-income people and at-risk youth. Four very successful career women recently shared how transcendental meditation has changed their lives at a recent David Lynch Foundation fundraiser. We share the highlights here.
How to do it:
Find a teacher at tm.org who will help you craft your mantra.
Focus on your mantra for 20 minutes, twice a day.