Prince Harry reveals the thing he does every day for his mental health

Virgin Radio

4 Feb 2022, 10:27

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The Duke of Sussex said he takes half an hour every morning to focus on himself.

As a father of two children below the age of four and a loving husband with lots of other work commitments, Prince Harry says it is vital he takes some time every day to focus on his mental health.

The Prince spoke at a virtual conference for BetterUp about the importance of mental fitness on Thursday, alongside Serena Williams and CEO of the company Alexi Robichaux.

 Speaking about his own mental fitness, he revealed he meditates every day.

He explained: “I too experience burn-out. I’m burning the candle at both ends, and that’s like, boom. That’s when you’re forced to look inside yourself.

“I know that I need to meditate every single day. Once you have to show up for other people, the self-care is the first thing to drop away. I’m happy to admit that- as a husband, as a dad.”

He added that he takes around half an hour every morning to focus on himself to look after his mind.

Although, he admitted the road to self-care “can be really bumpy”.

On top of meditation, the Duke of Sussex also said that exercise is very important to his mental fitness as well as taking his dogs for a walk and generally being in nature.

Like a lot of us know, it can be quite difficult to prioritise yourself when you have two children under the age of four, so Harry has to use his time wisely.

When balancing his self-care routine and commitments as a father, he said: “Okay, so one of the kids has gone to school. The other one’s taking a nap. There’s a break in our programme.”

Meditation also helps if he does end up burnt out because it allows him to understand his nervous system better in order to control it.

He asks himself: “What do I have in my toolbox that works for me?”

For him, his “superpower” is being able to turn negatives into positives.

He added: “Some days are great, some days are really hard.

“I’m always kicking myself- ‘if you’d have done this, which you know works for you, you wouldn’t be in this state now.’ It’s work, but all the work that’s pulled towards us, it’s the most fulfilling work- apart from being a dad.”